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foundry operative





Foundry operative manufacture castings, including pipes, tubes, hollow profiles and other products of the first processing of steel, by operating hand-controlled equipment in a foundry. They conduct the flow of molten ferrous and non-ferrous metals into moulds, taking care to create the exact right circumstances to obtain the highest quality metal. They observe the flow of metal to identify faults. In case of a fault, they notify the authorised personnel and participate in the removal of the fault.

Scope note

Includes people performing the manufacture of jewerelly and bijouterie.

Alternative Labels

mold casting worker

metal molder

Central control caster

foundry operative

foundry operator

foundry process operator


foundry worker

molding and casting worker

metal moulder


metal caster

casting operator

pourer and caster


casting worker

mould casting worker


moulding and casting worker m,f,n)

Regulatory Aspect

To see if and how this occupation is regulated in EU Member States, EEA countries or Switzerland please consult the Regulated Professions Database of the Commission. Regulated Professions Database: