Careers in Metalcasting

When people think of jobs in metalcasting they might think of pouring metal but there is much more to it than that. The industry has career paths in everything from engineering to sales to business management and offers well-paying jobs for post-college and post-high school graduates. It supports careers in metalcasting facilities as well as in companies that support the industry through the supply of equipment, raw materials and services.


• Science?    • Building things?

• Designing things?  • Being creative?

• Working with people?  • Solving problems?


The industry needs: 

  • Business Managers
  • Chemical Engineers
  • Computer Engineers
  • Electrical Engineers
  • Human Resources
  • Safety Managers
  • Accountants
  • Quality Control Technicians
  • Marketing & Sales People
  • Mechanical Engineers
  • Metallurgists
  • Skilled Trade  


Post High School

  • Molder, Melter & Welder: $16+/hr
  • Patternmaker, Crane Operator: $17+/hr
  • Maintenance & Electrician: $20+/hr

Post College

  • Supervisor-Plant Floor: $50,000+/yr
  • Production, Quality, Safety Manager: $60,000+/yr
  • Top Manufacturing, Human Resources, Engineering Executive:  $90,000+/yr


Census of Global Casting Production: Metalcasting is worldwide. To view casting shipment tonnages by nation, visit the Modern Casting archives.  The Census of Global Casting Production is published annually in the December issue. 

Metalcasting Terms: This glossary can help you talk the talk with practical definitions of common phrases and terms.

The Future of Careers in Metalcasting


metalcasting industry supply chain