Moulders, Core Makers and Die Casters

Moulders, core makers and die casters make sand, loam and plaster moulds and cores for casting metal and pour or inject molten metal into dies by hand or machine.


New workers
£ 15,579
£ 24,944
£ 37,636

Available jobs

In the past year there were 1,441 vacancies for this type of job

Related courses

People work towards these careers by taking these courses at college and uni.

What they do most days?

  • Prepares casting pit with vents to allow the escape of gases, scoops molten metal from furnace using ladle and pours it into die or die casting machine.

  • Fits cores in mould to form hollow parts in casting.

  • Applies refractory bonding solution to moulds and dies to prevent molten metal fusing with sand.

  • Separates mould from pattern and repairs damage or imperfections in mould surfaces.

  • Transfers mould unit to oven for baking or hardens by injecting carbon dioxide.

  • Positions moulding frame over pattern, fills it with sand, loam, or plaster and compacts by hand or machine.

Hard Skills

Hard skills are specific, learnable, measurable, often industry or occupation-specific abilities related to a position.

Skills are ranked based on the number of job adverts that list them as required skills.

  • Injection Molding

  • Moulding

  • Tooling

  • Machinery

  • Plastic Materials

  • Milling

  • Housekeeping

  • Engineering Drawings

  • Machining

  • Lathes

Soft Skills

Soft skills can be self-taught and usually do not necessitate a certain completed level of education.

Skills are ranked based on the number of job adverts that list them as required skills.

  • Communications

  • Detail Oriented

  • Problem Solving

  • Troubleshooting (Problem Solving)

  • Management

  • Operations

  • Self-Motivation

  • Quality Control

  • Strong Work Ethic

  • Mathematics

How do I get a job like this?

People in these types of job started their career paths after studying courses like the ones below.