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Casting Operator Helper

Assist the Casting Operator in casting aluminum alloys into ingots.

What does a Casting Operator Helper do?

Assists CASTING OPERATOR in casting aluminum alloys into ingots: Places distributing trough between furnace taphole and mold. Positions baffle plates, screens, and control pins in trough, using handtools. Takes sample of molten metal for subsequent analysis. Skims dross off molten aluminum in holding furnace, using drag rake. Inserts thermocouple into mold and records temperature of ingot. Examines ingot for cracks, using reflectoscope. Stencils identification numbers on ingots. Hooks cable to ingot for removal by OVERHEAD CRANE OPERATOR 921.663-010. Performs other duties as described under HELPER Master Title.