About the job

Job Title: Foundry Operative
Salary : DOE
Monday to Thursday – 7.30am-4.30pm and Friday 7.30am-12.30pm
Location: Burnley


The Company


We are recruiting for Foundry Operative to join our client a well-established manufacturing company who are based in the Burnley area. 


The successful candidate


  • Experience of working in a Foundry would be beneficial.
  • It would be advantageous to have knowledge of Foundry processes e.g. casting shelling process, shell making parameters, and robotic shell manufacture.
  • Worked with intricate injection mouldings
  • A methodical approach to systems and understanding of the importance of standards and established/agreed systems of work.
  • Able to make decisions based on experience, have confidence to act and make changes within given boundaries.
  • Good personal organisation under pressure from time, internal and external customers.
  • Computer literate.
  • Time management skills.
  • Good verbal communication and listening skills.
  • Ability to promote Fort Vale in a positive manner.
  • Observe and practice the 5S principles.
  • Manually handle weights up to 25kg.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment


Role and Responsibilities


Wax Production


  • Operation of wax injection moulding machines.
  • Setting of wax injection moulding machines.
  • Inspection of wax components.
  • Use standard operating procedures to repair components.
  • Assembly of wax components onto runner systems using hot knives and micro-welder equipment, following individual part guidelines.
  • Inspection of completed work to ensure best quality is achieved.


Shelling and mould production


  • Loading and unloading of moulding robots.
  • Maintaining optimum slurry/sander parameters to ensure best mould build.
  • Preparing slurry batches to specific tolerances.
  • Monitoring and highlighting deviations from optimum environmental parameters within the shelling area.
  • Ability to measure liquid viscosity and weights.


Casting operations


  • Working in a hot metal environment, melting and pouring liquid metal.
  • Shell and moulding de-waxing and preparation.
  • Ensuring melt traceability to comply with casting certification.


Post casting operations


  • Use belt linishing machines to grind various castings to specified tolerances.
  • Operating air hand grinding tools.
  • Operating abrasive wheel semi-auto cut off saws.
  • Operate equipment in other areas of the Foundry as and when required: including knockout machine, hydraulic press and wheelbrators for metal cleaning.
  • Use metal washing machines and guillotines to complete tasks.
  • Contribute to a team working environment.
  • Contribute to continuous improvement.
  • To share knowledge and/or best practice with other team members.
  • Maintain safe and clean working environment by complying with procedures, rules, and regulations.
  • Inspection of completed work to ensure best quality is achieved using the ‘right first time’ approach.
  • Use computers to extract data.



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