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Occupational Employment Statistics


DETAILED OCCUPATION DATA

51-4052 Pourers and Casters, Metal



Operate hand-controlled mechanisms to pour and regulate the flow of molten metal into molds to produce castings or ingots.

Geography Click link for Career Profile EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Mean10th25thMedian75th90th
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 5011$20.94/hr$18.26/hr$19.63/hr$19.91/hr$22.30/hr$24.86/hr


IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Manufacturing100$19.95/hr
Professional and Business ServicesN/AN/A
 
Geography Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Central Minnesota N/AN/AN/A
Northeast Minnesota N/AN/AN/A
Northwest Minnesota N/AN/AN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Southeast Minnesota N/AN/AN/A
Southwest Minnesota N/AN/AN/A
Duluth MN-WI MSA N/AN/AN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Rochester MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
St Cloud MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Northwest Balance of State N/AN/AN/A
Southeast Balance of State N/AN/AN/A
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 50$19.91/hr-3.5%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 60$20.34/hrN/A
Minnesota 100$19.91/hr-1.0%




  • Stencil identifying information on ingots and pigs, using special hand tools.
  • Assemble and embed cores in casting frames, using hand tools and equipment.
  • Repair and maintain metal forms and equipment, using hand tools, sledges, and bars.
  • Remove solidified steel or slag from pouring nozzles, using long bars or oxygen burners.
  • Pull levers to lift ladle stoppers and to allow molten steel to flow into ingot molds to specified heights.
  • Pour and regulate the flow of molten metal into molds and forms to produce ingots or other castings, using ladles or hand-controlled mechanisms.
  • Turn valves to circulate water through cores, or spray water on filled molds to cool and solidify metal.
  • Examine molds to ensure they are clean, smooth, and properly coated.
  • Read temperature gauges and observe color changes, adjusting furnace flames, torches, or electrical heating units as necessary to melt metal to specifications.
  • Transport metal ingots to storage areas, using forklifts.