Core / Finishing Operator (Final Inspection) – 1st / 2nd / 3rd Shifts

SUMMARY: Core, finishing, and final inspection employees will cross train into a variety of non-mold / melt operations to include core make, core assembly, knock out, saw, bench, CNC, leak test, and final inspection of castings. Employees in this area may train on a variety of cylinder head and non-cylinder head castings. Advanced employees may also train into heat treat, solution, and straightening post processing operations as well.

WAGE TYPE: Hourly, Non-Exempt


  • Perform work in accordance with specific job work instructions
  • Safely operate core make, CNC, knock out, saw, shot blast, and leak test machines when needed
  • Accurately identify casting defects to determine if parts are acceptable per the cosmetic standard
  • Safely and accurately use all hand tools, gauges, and instruments
  • Ability to do all job functions as outlined in the Functional Job Analysis
  • Follow written and verbal instructions with accuracy
  • Correctly fix any defects to ensure compliance with the standard
  • General tasks or duties as assigned
  • Heat treat, solution, and straightening operations (for advanced level 2 and 3 core finishing operators only)


  • Reports to: Shift Supervisor

Education and/or Experience Expected:

  • High School Diploma or GED required
  • Must Pass ATEK Position Specific Training to become Certified in role
  • Must pass ATEK Functional Job Analysis and pre-employment physical and Drug Screen for the position


  • Prior experience in manufacturing
  • National Career Readiness Certificate Preferred

Communication Skills:

  • Must be able to read, write, and comprehend the English language

Working Conditions:

  • Will have regular exposure to foundry environment including: dust, heat, fumes and noise
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