Core Maker

Posted 9 months ago

Due to expansion and winning a new contract my client is looking to recruit 2 Core Makers, training given to the right candidates


Job Summary

The Core Maker produces sand-based cores by a process of setting and operating traditional cold-box and hot-box core making machines.

The Core Maker reports directly to the Foundry Supervisor.

Essential Responsibilities

  • Setting and operating all types of cold- and hot-box core making machines to the instructions contained in the relevant Technique Sheet
  • Monitor and maintain the condition of core making machines, dies and patterns in line with the relevant Preventive Maintenance instructions e.g. cleaning and/or changing vents, checking and lubricating the equipment, etc.
  • Able to check and monitor that the quality of the core is to the required standard and free from visual and other defects
  • Capable of adjusting the core making process in order to address fundamental core production problems
  • Recording all necessary production information on internal documentation such as start time on and off the job, start-up scrap, quantity produced by hour, scrap by hour and reason, unplanned breakdown time and reason, etc.
  • Maintaining the work area in a clean and tidy condition during the working day and particularly at the end of shift, in line with the relevant 5S standard
  • Supporting internal continuous improvement programmes
  • Perform other reasonable tasks as assigned by the Foundry Supervisor

Personal Skills

  • Ability to work closely with other shop floor personnel and Supervision
  • Support and assist in the implementation and policing of Health and Safety policies
  • Team player who will participate and contribute to the continuous improvement culture of the company

Education and Experience

  • Minimum of 2-3 years’ experience in a related or similar working environment
  • NVQ or similar qualification in core making or similar production process
  • Knowledge and experience in Process Control for core making operations

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