Die Cast Operator

  • PRESTIGE CASTING
  • Englewood, CO, USA
  • Jul 09, 2020
Full time Manufacturing

Job Description

Primary responsibilities

 

Setup

  • Lifts specified die sections into machine, using chain fall or hoist
  • Bolts die section in position and adjusts stroke of ram, using hand tools
  • Connects water hoses to cooling system of die
  • Preheats die sections with torch or electric heater
  • Turns valves and sets dial to regulate flow of water circulating through the die and to control speed of machine, based on size and structure of part being cast and type and temperature of metal being used

 

Process

  • Hand ladles molten metal into chamber of machine when operating cold-chamber machine
  • Pushes button to close and lock dies and activate plunger that forces molten metal into die cavities
  • Removes casting after dies open automatically, using pliers or tongs
  • Blows metal fragments from die surfaces, using air hose, and brushes lubricant into die cavity and onto plunger
  • Inspects casting for defects using fixed gauges when necessary
  • Must be able to use calipers and interpret manufacturing specifications
  • Place castings in containers or onto conveyor for additional operations
  • Must dip furnace at the end of each shift
  • Must produce castings in accordance with Manufacturing Specifications

 

Knowledge and Experience

  • Must have a high school diploma or GED
  • Must have a working background related to manufacturing