NOC 9412 – Foundry workers


  • ammunition caster – foundry
  • apprentice moulder – foundry
  • automatic casting machine operator – foundry
  • automatic moulding machine operator – foundry
  • bench coremaker – foundry
  • bench moulder
  • bench moulder – foundry
  • brass caster
  • bullet moulder – foundry
  • casting machine operator
  • casting machine operator – foundry
  • centrifugal casting machine operator
  • centrifugal casting machine tender – foundry
  • ceramic mouldmaker
  • ceramic mouldmaker – foundry
  • channel furnace operator – foundry
  • cope and drag pinlift operator – foundry
  • copper caster – foundry
  • core extruder – foundry
  • core machine operator – foundry
  • core oven operator – foundry
  • core oven tender – foundry
  • core room set-up man/woman – foundry
  • core setter – foundry
  • core-blower machine operator – foundry
  • coremaker – foundry
  • coremaking machine operator – foundry
  • core-sand-mixer – foundry
  • cupola furnace operator – foundry
  • custom moulder – foundry
  • die-casting machine operator
  • die-casting machine operator – foundry
  • die-casting machine setter – foundry
  • die-casting machine set-up man/woman – foundry
  • die-casting machine tender – foundry
  • dry-sand moulder – foundry
  • electric furnace operator – foundry
  • floor moulder – foundry
  • foundry furnace operator
  • foundry mouldmaker
  • foundry pourer
  • foundry sand mixer
  • foundry worker
  • furnace operator – foundry
  • granular aluminum caster – foundry
  • grid caster – foundry
  • grid-caster operator – foundry
  • hand lead caster – foundry
  • hand mouldmaker – foundry
  • hand sand-core maker – foundry
  • hot-box moulder – foundry
  • hunter machine operator – foundry
  • induction furnace operator – foundry
  • investment caster – foundry
  • iron caster – foundry
  • iron moulder – foundry
  • job moulder – foundry
  • jobbing coremaker
  • jobbing moulder
  • lead casting machine operator
  • lead shot caster – foundry
  • lost pattern caster – foundry
  • lost wax caster – foundry
  • machine coremaker
  • machine coremaker – foundry
  • machine moulder – foundry
  • machine-line moulder – foundry
  • manual moulder
  • melter – foundry
  • metal caster
  • metal caster – foundry
  • metal frame moulder – foundry
  • mould caster – foundry
  • mould setter – foundry
  • moulding and coremaking machine setter – foundry
  • moulding and coremaking machine set-up man/woman – foundry
  • moulding sand mixer – foundry
  • ornamental caster – foundry
  • pattern gater
  • pattern moulder – foundry
  • pellet maker – foundry
  • permanent mould operator – foundry
  • pipe coremaker – foundry
  • pit moulder
  • pit moulder – foundry
  • Roto-lift operator – foundry
  • sand control man/woman – foundry
  • sand control operator – foundry
  • sand coremaker
  • sand floor moulder – foundry
  • sand mill operator – foundry
  • sand moulder
  • sand moulder – foundry
  • sand processing operator – foundry
  • sand system operator – foundry
  • sand-slinger operator – foundry
  • shell core maker – foundry
  • shell mould assembler – foundry
  • shell moulder – foundry
  • shot maker – foundry
  • sintering press tender – foundry
  • squeezer machine operator – foundry
  • squeezer moulder – foundry
  • strand operator – foundry
  • vessel operator – foundry
  • wax-pattern assembler and repairer
  • wax-pattern coater
  • wax-pattern moulder
  • wax-pattern mouldmaker
  • white-metal caster – foundry

Job Duties

The following is a summary of the main duties for some occupations in this unit group:

  • Manual mouldmakers make and repair sand moulds using patterns, moulding boxes, sand and hand tools following bench, floor or pit moulding methods; operate ovens to dry moulds; may pour molten metal into moulds to produce metal castings.
  • Manual coremakers make cores for use inside moulds to form holes or void spaces in castings using core boxes, sand, hammer and wire or other reinforcing material; coat cores with protective materials and bake cores in oven.
  • Machine mouldmakers and coremakers set up, adjust and operate various mouldmaking and coremaking machines to make sand and ceramics moulds and cores.
  • Metal casters set up and operate various casting machines to cast ferrous and non-ferrous metal products; hand ladle and pour molten metal into moulds to produce castings.
  • Foundry furnace operators operate furnaces used to melt metals for moulding and casting.

Employment Requirements

  • Completion of secondary school may be required.
  • Up to two years of on-the-job training are required for manual mouldmakers; several months of on-the-job training are required for other workers in this unit group.

Additional Information

  • There is some mobility between workers in this unit group.
  • Progression to supervisory positions is possible with experience.


  • Foundry labourers (in 9611 Labourers in mineral and metal processing)
  • Furnace operators who convert and refine primary metals, and operators of continuous casting processes (in9231 Central control and process operators, mineral and metal processing)
  • Supervisors of foundry workers (in 9211 Supervisors, mineral and metal processing)

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