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The duties of the Foundry Operative include:

  • The role involves assembling and preparing moulds for casting.
  • Mould tube preparation (conventional).
  • Quality Awareness.
  • COSHH.
  • Slinging.
  • Manual Handling.
  • Safety Awareness.
  • £9.48, increases to £11.47 after fully trained.
  • Based in the Sheffield S21 area.



  • Ideally suiting someone with previous foundry operative/forge experience, mould building or heavy steel work.
  • Flexible and committed to work, with a high degree of drive and enthusiasm.
  • Committed to team principles.
  • A good team player, able to co-operate with colleagues, and share information effectively.
  • A good performance record indicating high quality, speed and accuracy of working.
  • Capable of working to deadlines and production targets.
  • Committed to environmental protection, safety and house-keeping.
  • The ability to absorb information and learn new skills quickly, reliably and effectively.
  • Must have FLT Licence and Overhead Crane Licence.

You might work as one or more of the following:

  • Sand mill operator – making the mixtures for moulds.
  • Cupola attendant (also melter or furnaceman) – controlling the furnaces that melt the metal.
  • Wax assembler – putting together the wax patterns used in ‘investment’ casting.
  • Ladleperson (or caster) – transferring molten metal from the furnace to the moulds.
  • Die caster – operating die casting machines.
  • Burner (also radiac operator) – removing excess metal from the castings.
  • Fettler – grinding surplus metal off castings with abrasive wheels.
  • Shot blaster – using shot blasting machinery to clean castings.


40 hours per week, working on a rotating shift pattern:

  • Days: 06:00-14:00.
  • Afternoons: 14:00-22:00.
  • Nights: 22:00-06:00.


Europe’s leading bar stock manufacturer since the 1960’s, has an enviable international reputation for high quality and dependability. A world leader in the manufacture and supply of vacuum and air melted ferrous, nickel and cobalt base alloy and super alloy bar stock, this incredible organisation supplies a diverse range of industries from medical implants to aerospace. With an international operation employing 5000 staff, this cutting-edge company invests heavily in products, processes, and most importantly, workforce.


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