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Occupational Employment Statistics


DETAILED OCCUPATION DATA

51-4071 Foundry Mold and Coremakers



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

Geography Click link for Career Profile EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Mean10th25thMedian75th90th
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 29038$22.42/hr$19.01/hr$19.45/hr$19.54/hr$24.65/hr$24.76/hr


IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Manufacturing480$22.98/hr
Professional and Business Services10$19.10/hr
 
Geography Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Northeast Minnesota N/AN/AN/A
Northwest Minnesota N/AN/AN/A
Southeast Minnesota N/AN/AN/A
Southwest Minnesota N/A$24.76/hrN/A
Duluth MN-WI MSA N/AN/AN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
St Cloud MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Northwest Balance of State N/AN/AN/A
Northeast Balance of State N/AN/AN/A
Southwest Balance of State N/AN/AN/A
Southeast Balance of State N/AN/AN/A
Central Minnesota 50$24.41/hr-3.9%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 290$19.54/hr-4.1%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 400$20.93/hrN/A
Minnesota 490$22.08/hr-3.1%




  • Rotate sweep boards around spindles to make symmetrical molds for convex impressions.
  • Lift upper mold sections from lower sections, and remove molded patterns.
  • Operate ovens or furnaces to bake cores or to melt, skim, and flux metal.
  • Pour molten metal into molds, manually or with crane ladles.
  • Sift and pack sand into mold sections, core boxes, and pattern contours, using hand or pneumatic ramming tools.
  • Position patterns inside mold sections, and clamp sections together.
  • Sprinkle or spray parting agents onto patterns and mold sections to facilitate removal of patterns from molds.
  • Cut spouts, runner holes, and sprue holes into molds.
  • Tend machines that bond cope and drag together to form completed shell molds.
  • Position cores into lower sections of molds, and reassemble molds for pouring.