Alabama Department of Labor

Labor Market Information Division
SOC: 51-4071 Foundry Mold and Coremakers
Make or form wax or sand cores or molds used in the production of metal castings in foundries.
Education: These occupations usually require a high school diploma.
OJT: Employees in these occupations need anywhere from a few months to one year of working with experienced employees. A recognized apprenticeship program may be associated with these occupations.
Tasks: Clean and smooth molds, cores, and core boxes, and repair surface imperfections. Move and position workpieces such as mold sections, patterns, and bottom boards, using cranes, or signal others to move workpieces. Sprinkle or spray parting agents onto patterns and mold sections to facilitate removal of patterns from molds.
License: License not required.
Outlook: poor
Alabama Employment Outlook
Alabama Wage Data
Hourly Wage   Annual Wage
Entry $13.53   Entry $28,157.00
Mean $18.52   Mean $38,533.00
Experience $21.02 Experience $43,721.00

The data is based on the May 2017 Occupation Employment Survey employment and wage estimate file. The wages have been aged using the most current ECI factors reflecting wages as of June 2018.

Alabama Projections
Estimated Employment 2016Projected Employment 2026Annual Average OpeningsAnnual Growth Rate
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No postsecondary schools reported programs.
Occupational Videos
51-4071.00 Foundry Mold and Coremakers