Coremaking Machine Operator

Operate machines to mold cores.

What does a Coremaking Machine Operator do?

Operates machine to mold core and insert carbon rod in core to form cathode of dry cell batteries: Installs extruder bushings and mold on machine, using handtools. Places carbon rods in trough of feeding mechanism. Fills machine hopper with paste, using shovel. Starts machine that rams paste into mold, drives bar into paste to form hole for carbon rod, inserts rod in paste, tamps paste to compress paste around rod, and ejects finished core onto conveyor belt. Inspects core for defects and off-centered rods. Adjusts rod-centering device and force of impact and length of stroke of ram, using handtools.