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Metal Moulders & Coremakers

Descriptions & Duties

  • Metal Moulders and Coremakers make moulds and cores for casting metal using various foundry equipment and machinery. Their duties include reading specifications and work orders; making moulds for casting metal; making cores for use in metal moulds; operating, monitoring and maintaining metal moulding or coremaking machines; repairing surface imperfections; smoothing and cleaning moulds and core boxes; examining product quality to verify conformance to specifications; moving or positioning work pieces using cranes.

Generic Competencies

Physical Abilities

Physical abilities

  • Physical strength
  • Eye hand coordination / precision / dexterity


Importance:5 (Max:5) 

Skill is required all the time


Technology Skills

Technology skills

  • Computer literacy
  • Application of technology


Importance:4 (Max:5) 

Skill is frequently required


Cognitive Abilities

Cognitive abilities

  • Creativity
  • Visualisation
  • Logical thinking


Importance:2 (Max:5) 

Skill is occasionally required


Comprehension And Expression

Comprehension and expression skills

  • Reading comprehension
  • Oral / written expression


Importance:2 (Max:5) 

Skill is occasionally required


Social Skills

Social skills

  • Communication
  • Negotiation
  • Persuasion


Importance:1 (Max:5) 

Skill is rarely required


Organisation And Execution Skills

Organisation and execution skills

  • Planning
  • Organising
  • Judgement
  • Decision making


Importance:2 (Max:5) 

Skill is occasionally required


Problem Solving Skills

Problem solving skills

  • Ability to solve simple and complex problems effectively and efficiently


Importance:2 (Max:5) 

Skill is occasionally required


Management Skills

Management skills

  • Leadership
  • Management of finance / time / people / other resources


Importance:1 (Max:5) 

Skill is rarely required


Trade Specific Competencies

Mechanical skills

Metal Moulders & Coremakers must have a good understanding of how the machines and all their parts work, as well as use of the machinery.

General Requirements

Academic qualification

  • typically gain skills through work experiences

Professional qualification

  • knowledge of metal moulds and cores is an advantage

Career Path & Salary

Private Sector

Monthly Salary $10,000-$40,000

Monthly Salary $10,000-$40,000

Monthly Salary $20,000-$50,000

Monthly Salary $20,000-$70,000

Government Sector

Monthly Salary Master Pay Scale Point 5-8

Monthly Salary Master Pay Scale Point 8-10

*For more details on Civil Service Pay Scales, please visit website of the Civil Service Bureau.

Related Education & Training

Work Environment

  • Metal Moulders & Coremakers should follow precautions and wear protective equipment.


  • Pliers
  • Hammers
  • Handheld thermometer
  • Heat resistant clothing
  • Meld clamps
  • Injection moulding machines
  • Metal cutters
  • Pressure indicators
  • Radius gauge
  • Safety glasses
  • Screwdrivers
  • Slings
  • Stop watch
  • Thickness measuring devices
  • Metal shearing machine
  • Utility knives
  • Core making machines
  • Surface grinding machines
  • Buffing machine

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