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, then tempering, hardening, polishing and coating the final product.
You will learn about all sorts of materials; metals, woods, clays, plastics and resins.
Sound like you?
Preferred work environments
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Ideally, NCEA Level 2 in:
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