Pour Off Operative

Clear Path for Veterans: Career Services
Syracuse, New York

Last Day to Apply: June 30, 2023

Job Title: Pour Off Operative
Reports To: Foundry Supervisor

Pay Rate and Hours: $16.00-16.50/hour starting wage. 1st shift, starting 6 am and ending at approximately 2:30 pm M-F. 

Summary: In this role, incumbent inspects molds (mainly sand), sets/inserts cores into the molds, and completes steps to prepare the mold to go to the pouring function Incumbent in position pours heated metal into mold.


  • Responsible for setting up, assembling cores, clamps, and mud molds and pouring metal into mold using heated ladle.
  • Sets-up, loads, degasses and skims furnaces to melt down various metals ensuring melts are held at specified temperatures
  • Sets up, assembles cores, clamps and muds molds following process specifications
  • Uses heated ladle to pour metal into mold
  • Knocks down solidified molds and moves to appropriate knock out area
  • Inspects the sand cast mold and cleans the edges off as necessary.
  • Sets-inserts cores into the mold.
  • Blows the set/inserted mold cores out.
  • Blackens the inspected, core(s) inserted and blown out mold with the acetylene torch.
  • Closes the cope and drag after a final inspection.
  • Puts risers on the mold if required.
  • Communicates with next production station (pour off) to coordinate the timing in order to deliver the assembled prepared mold to the Pouring station in a timely manner (pour off requires a pre heating time period).
  • Completes and/or maintains required reports and records.
  • Meets quality and quantity standards for the position.
  • Proactively supports the ISO process approach to quality management and the Syteline MIS system.
  • Adheres to all safety policies and practices, consistently uses personal protective equipment and practices good housekeeping.
  • Applies classroom and on the job post training information, knowledge, skills, and abilities consistently in a quality-oriented manner (wherein the KSAs are part of the jobs tasks, duties and other tasks as requested).
  • Performs other tasks as directed.

Desired Education/Experience/Skills:
High school diploma or equivalent

Physical Requirements

Must be able to lift up to and including 50 pds as needed.

Armstrong is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and an affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexualorientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, veteran status, or any other protected status. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities.

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