Shapers mold, shape, form, cast, or carve products such as food products, figurines, tile, pipes, and candles consisting of clay, glass, plaster, concrete, stone, or combinations of materials.
Heavy-duty casters read the work orders and examine the parts and sections to be produced. Their daily tasks include trimming, moldering and removing the excess material, brush, and spray the mold surfaces, engrave or stamping and identifying the symbols, letters, or numbers on the products. In a moldering job, the shapers use the tools such as scrapers, knives, and band saws to mold and form the products.
They also assemble, insert, and adjust the wires, tubes, and cores using hand tools and depth gauges. Candidates who want to pursue a career as heavy duty casters must have a good knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, machines, tools, their uses, repair, and maintenance. Besides that, the applicant must have good technical skills in CAM Software, Time Accounting Software, Spreadsheet Software etc.
To become a successful heavy-duty casters, one must have passed a High School Diploma with work experience. Also, they must be able to handle and control the moving objects, see the details closely, inspect the equipment, and reason to identify the problems' strengths and weaknesses.
Some of the career profiles with a good shapers salary scope are - Bed Laborer, Caster, Fabricator, Mold Mechanic, and Press Operator.
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