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Casting Wheel Operator Salary
in Alabama, United States

$36,255 (USD)

Average Salary

$17/hr

Average Hourly

$558

Average Bonus

Last updated: March 23, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Casting Wheel Operator is $36,255 a year and $17 an hour in Alabama, United States. The average salary range for a Casting Wheel Operator is between $27,257 and $43,744. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in Alabama, United States.

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Job Summary

Description:
  • Operates rotating casting wheel to pour molten nonferrous metal, such as copper, lead, or aluminum into molds to form ingots: moves control lever to rotate wheel and position mold under pouring spout of kettle or furnace.
  • Pulls lever to remove stopper from bottom of kettle or to tilt ladle to allow metal to flow into mold.
  • Rotates wheel to spot successive molds under spout.
  • Observes process to ensure that castings are dumped and that molds are returned to starting position.
  • May spray empty molds with coating to prevent metal from sticking to mold casting-wheel-operator helper.
  • May skim slag or dross from metal in furnace with rake or hoe furnace helper.
  • May divert stream of metal into bucket, using hose, to obtain samples for laboratory.
  • May operate pump to force lead from kettle into mold.
  • May skim impurities, using spatula or spoon, and solidify molten lead by regulating flow of water in water-cooled mold.
  • May observe furnace gauge to verify that temperature of molten metal meets specifications.
  • May change pouring spout, using chain hoist and handtools.
  • May operate casting-wheel machine that advances molds automatically at predetermined rate.
Casting Wheel Operator Job Prevalence in Alabama, United States

Job family: Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic

Job family population: 154,860

Estimated population of Casting Wheel Operator jobs: 1,817

Rate of error: 1.8%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
$42,030
5 Year Change:
16 %

Education

Education data not available for this job

Skills

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