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This unit group includes workers who make foundry moulds and cores by hand or machine, cast molten metal, and operate furnaces in the foundry industry. They are employed by metal foundries and foundry departments of metal products manufacturing companies.
bench moulder, casting machine operator, ceramic mouldmaker, die-casting machine operator, foundry worker, furnace operator – foundry, machine coremaker, manual moulder, melter – foundry, metal caster, pit moulder, sand coremaker, sand moulder.
- 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.
Outlook & Prospects for Foundry Workers in Moncton--Richibucto Region
The future forecast and current conditions for an occupation can vary based on location or due to changes in the economy, technology, or demand for a product or service.
Local Employment Potential Information
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Local Labour Market NewsWeek of Apr 07 - Apr 11, 2014
- The provincial government has invested $2.65M in two infrastructure projects to improve the municipal water system in Bouctouche in 2014. Caraquet-based Foulem Construction Ltd. and Sackville-based Beale and Inch Construction Ltd. will do the work.
- A new restaurant, Guacamole Mexican Street Food, has opened at the corner of University Avenue and Mountain Road in Moncton
- Hogg Robinson Group, an international company specializing in corporate travel arrangements, will open a training facility and employ 50 people within two years in Moncton. The company will develop partnerships with local colleges that could lead to more student seats in travel and tourism programs, and will benefit from a provincial payroll rebate program.
- PepsiCo Beverages Canada will shut down its warehouse in Moncton, and the work will be taken over by a third-party operator, Armour Logistics. A total of 43 employees in Moncton and Dartmouth, N.S. will be laid off.
- Bonte Foods will expand the raw meats and fresh meals division at its plant in Dieppe, while discontinuing its sauce and bakery operations. Twenty new positions will be added initially, and the number could rise to 50 or 60 within two years.
- The former Deware¿s Supermarket on Elmwood Drive in Moncton will be demolished in the spring, and the property converted into a service centre with space for a number of potential businesses
- The Conference Board of Canada predicts the Moncton economy will grow by 2% in 2014, due to increases in the construction, finance and insurance, real estate, business services, and transportation and warehousing industries. The city¿s economy grew by 1.7% in 2013.
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