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Casting modelling technician

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Potential modeling skills, precision and knowledge of issues related to the physical properties of substances can open the way to a career as a casting modeling technician.

The position’s responsibilities include:

- preparing casting equipment as well as equipment for its repair and maintenance,

- preparing casting molds and supervising the process of their preparation as well as complying with health and safety regulations.

Candidates with these skills can find employment in such places as: foundries and workshops of cast iron, cast steel or non‑ferrous alloys. It is also possible to set up an independent business.

To acquire the appropriate qualifications, apply to the technical college or if you are a secondary school leaver, apply to post‑secondary school or qualifying professional course.

The work of the casting modeling technician involves working with tools, machines and new technologies applying the knowledge of casting industry as well as artistic and technical skills. Excellent spatial orientation is also required and so is the ability to multitask with a focused attention.

Casting is an ever changing and developing industry, which is why the flexibility of the casting modeling technician is very important. They need to adapt to using new technologies designed to facilitate work and increase the quality of products.

The work of the casting modeling technician is perfect people who are creative, precise and have an analytical mind. It can become a way to find their life’s passions.

Foundry machine operator

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The work of the casting modeling technician is perfect people who are creative, precise and have an analytical mind. It can become a way to find their life’s passions.

Technical skills, analytical mind and practical machine operation skills are prerequisites to starting a career as a foundry machine operator. Foundry products are still very much present in our everyday life and intense development of production process technologies makes employees with this type of specialisation more and more sought after.

A foundry machine operator should be familiar with technologies related to the creation of moulds and cores as well as the smelting of metals and alloys. Their responsibilities will include, among others:

- creating cores and sand moulds,

- preparing casting ladles,

- knocking out castings and cleaning them

- machine repair and maintenance.

They also need to draw from the already acquired theoretical knowledge and experience.

Such skills allow the candidates to find employment in places such as: iron, cast steel and non‑ferrous metal alloy foundries. It is also possible to set up an independent business.

To acquire the appropriate qualifications, apply to the technical college or if you are a secondary school leaver, apply to post‑secondary school or qualifying professional course. Gaining practical skills is also crucial as they are the essence of the machine operator’s job.

Foundry products created among others by a foundry machine operator are used in many branches of industry and art. Therefore, artistically talented people with a sense of aesthetics can also find fulfillment performing this job.

Casting technician

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Source: LEARNETIC SA, licencja: CC BY 4.0.

Castings are present in our everyday life and yet we might not be aware of it. Candidates with technical, mechanical and even artistic skills as well as an analytical mind are perfect prerequisites to start a career as a casting technician.

The technician's tasks include making casts, preparing batch materials, melting metals, inspecting products, maintaining their documentation, and determining and monitoring processes in the foundry. Drawing on one’s theoretical knowledge and experience is important and so is an interest in chemical or physical properties of the substance with which the technician works.

Candidates with these skills can find employment in: iron, cast steel or non‑ferrous metal alloy foundries. It is also possible to set up an independent business.

To acquire the appropriate qualifications, apply to the technical college or if you are a secondary school leaver, apply to post‑secondary school or qualifying professional course.

The casting technician is a profession that is constantly evolving as modern materials are developing as well. Like the casting techniques. The technology used changes constantly, hence the willingness to develop one’s knowledge as a casting technician is also important.

This is a great job for people who like to deepen their knowledge and can combine it with practice. They can also find an outlet for both technical and artistic passions.