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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 Jul 14 - Jul 18, 2014
- Toronto-based GuestLogix, makers of hand-held devices to process payments on airline flights, has opened a lab in Moncton which will focus on the research and development of new projects. The company currently has 12 staff in Moncton and hopes to expand to 35 in two years.
- The Pizza Delight in Shediac, which was destroyed by fire in January, will reopen in December 2014 under a co-brand: Pizza Delight and Scores
- Maritime-Ontario Freight Lines Ltd. is expanding its operations in Moncton with the construction of an $18.5M transportation hub. The expansion is expected to create jobs for office administrators and truck drivers.
- Boutique Take Two, a consignment fashion boutique, has opened in Moncton. They will be hiring an employee to work daytime hours in the fall.
- Dieppe-based CE3 Electronics Inc., manufacturers of electronic devices such as recorders, GPS and lighting, will add 25 full-time jobs to its workforce over the next three years
- The Co-operators Group Ltd., which offers insurance and investment products, will add 30 full-time positions to its Moncton customer service centre with the help of a provincial payroll rebate
- Moncton-based Venn Innovation Inc. has received federal and provincial government funding for two projects which will benefit new NB knowledge-based companies and entrepreneurs by increasing their access to market intelligence and mentoring
- The Province of New Brunswick has awarded a $5M research grant to a consortium led by Moncton-based Gtech Canada ULC. The group will develop a technology platform to deliver game content across mobile, web-based, and land-based devices. The investment is expected to create more than 100 new jobs.
- The Foyer Saint-Antoine nursing home in Kent County will add 30 beds as part of a $9.2M expansion. Construction is expected to begin in the summer of 2015.
- Piatto Pizzeria & Enoteca, an authentic Neapolitan pizzeria, has opened on Maine Street in Moncton
- A three-year, $14M bridge construction project has been announced in Saint-Louis-de-Kent. The tender for a single contract will be opened later this month. Preconstruction work, with a budget of $1M, is set to begin this summer.
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