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  • 1) Casts lead storage battery parts, such as grids, connectors, posts, and straps: Installs specified type and size mold on bed of machine, using handtools.

  • 2) Loads lead bars or shovels pig lead or scrap lead into melting kettle.

  • 3) Ignites burner and sets controls to melt and heat lead to casting temperature.

  • 4) Coats or smokes faces of mold to prevent sticking, using spray gun or acetylene torch.

  • 5) Dips ladle into molten metal and pours metal into mold.

  • 6) Moves lever or strikes knock-out pins with mallet to open mold and release parts.

  • 7) Inspects parts for cracks, flash, or faulty molding, and adjusts temperature of kettle to correct defects.

  • 8) Trims edges of parts, using hand scraper or pedal-operated power shear.

  • 9) Cleans mold, using brush.

  • 10) May change mold inserts and adjust knock-out pins, using handtools and depth gauge.

  • 11) May position and manually hold one half of mold against other half, pour metal into mold, and separate mold parts and loosen castings, using soft mallet.

  • 12) May pour lead into molds held in radial arms of machine that brings molds to worker and discharges castings onto table.

  • 13) May sort and weigh parts.

  • 14) May be designated according to part cast as Grid Caster.




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DOT:   502.684-010

Job Number: 5805