What do they do?
Metal casting engineers produce parts from molten metal and test, control and adjust the chemical make-up of the metal. they use traditional and modern techniques and a high level of skill.
A typical day
Normally an eight-hour day; sometimes working longer may be required.
Work can include reading, interpreting and creating design drawings, producing replicas, before making moulds, selecting the metals, inspecting, testing and repairing castings, them tempering, hardening, polishing and coating the final product.
You will learn about all sorts of materials; metals, woods, clays, plastics and resins.
How to become a metal castor?
You train through an on-the-job apprenticeship to become a metal worker and you will learn a whole range of skills.
Sound like you?
Preferred work environments
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Ideally, NCEA Level 2 passes in:
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