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Foundry Mold and Coremakers

Job Information

Make or form wax or sand cores or molds used in the production of metal castings in foundries.


  • Manufacturing industries employ over 90 percent of workers.
  • A few weeks of on-the-job training is sufficient for most workers to learn basic machine tending operations, but a year or more is required to become a highly skilled operator or setter.
  • Employment is projected to decline rapidly.
  • Those who can operate multiple machines will have the best opportunities for advancement and for gaining jobs with more long-term potential.


Personality I'm hands on
Salary $30,790/yr ($15.40/hr)
Job Outlook Below Average
Education High School diploma