|Moulder / Coremaker
Moulder - Coremakers are specialist engineering fabrication tradespersons. Moulder - Coremakers make sand moulds from which many kinds of metal objects are cast. They may make moulds for goods ranging from truck wheels, engine crankshafts and bulldozer blades, to door handles and water taps. The moulding process is commonly automated or semi-automated and where it is not, the process is known as job moulding. Moulder - Coremakers may also make moulds for the structural frames of equipment such as those used in mining, quarrying and forestry.
Moulder-coremakers may often work closely with patternmakers and metallurgists with regard to casting designs and may specialise as coremakers or metal moulders.
Moulder - Coremakers work in workshops or production areas that can be hot, noisy, dirty and sometimes contain fumes, however the work environments are generally spacious, ventilated and well lit. Moulder - Coremakers may work in a team or alone and because of the nature of their work safety awareness and compliance with regulations is important. They must be aware of safety regulations and must wear supplied protective equipment.
To work as a Moulder - Coremaker you will usually require a Certificate III in Engineering (Fabrication Trade).
You can work at even higher levels within this occupation and sector. Moulder - Coremakers can with experience, and possibly further training, work in more supervisory and technical occupations and even at a par-professional level assisting engineers.
Of course you can continue to progress further along a career pathway that could see you in a number of senior management positions.
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