Careers at Dakota Foundry

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Careers at Dakota Foundry

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Dakota Foundry, Inc. has a rich history in northeastern South Dakota. Employing many people from Day County and surrounding areas, Dakota Foundry has over 300 years of combined foundry business experience. Located in the heart of the Prairie Coteau region, the area is a mecca for hunting and fishing. Consider joining us at Dakota Foundry!

Dayshift Maintenance Technician

Maintenance Technician to perform preventative maintenance on machines at Dakota Foundry. In addition to preventative maintenance duties, this individual will be able to troubleshoot and repair machines needed for production in a timely manner. Will aide and assist in installation of new machines and equipment. Will maintain and perform upkeep on forklift equipment and other vehicles. Job will use a variety of skills including but not limited to welding, machining, carpentry, and electrical. Must adhere to safety rules and regulations and be familiar with OSHA standards regarding guarding and other applicable regulations. Will be on call for night shift in case of production machine issues.

This general description is to give you an idea of the position. A formal job description will be provided at the time of the interview upon request.​

Dayshift Production Teammate

Employer is a manufacturer of gray and ductile iron castings, located in Webster South Dakota. Our production personnel have over 200 years of combined experience in the Foundry business. This experience spans the areas of No-bake molding, greensand molding, cupola melt, pattern maintenance, core making, casting cleaning, grinding, and finishing, just to name a few.

Performs any combination of following tasks in foundry concerned with melting metal, pouring metal into molds, removing castings from molds, dressing castings, moving foundry materials, and cleaning equipment and work areas: Moves sand, castings, molds or other materials about foundry by hand, using a hoist, or by loading them onto conveyor. Assembles molds, using wrench, bolts, and tap screws. Mixes sand, shovels sand into molds, and compacts sand in molds, using ramming tool. Sprays binder on surface of sand molds and dries surface with blowtorch. Fits together, clamps, and unclamps cope and drag on production line. Weighs out specified amounts of materials for furnace charge, and loads charge into melting furnace. Skims slag from surface of molten metal, using scoop. Carries or pushes ladles of molten metal on monorail and pours metal into molds. Breaks sand mold from finished casting, using bar or hammer. Sorts castings into pairs or groups for shipping. Cleans castings, patterns, and molds, using wire brush. Removes gates, sprues, and other projections from castings with sledge, pneumatic hammer, power shear, or power hacksaw. Breaks up used sand molds with bar, shovels sand into drying oven and sand-mixing machine, and sifts sand through motor-driven screen for reuse in new molds. Breaks up slag, using hammer, and shovels it into buckets for removal to dump. Chips out worn cupola and ladle linings, using bar. Sweeps and cleans work areas. May be designated according to worker assisted or according to duty performed May be designated: air set molder, air set mold closer, green sand molder, shell core maker, bench core maker, cupola operator, metal pourer, shakeout, shot blast cleaner, gating breaker, grinder, inspector.

Monday through Thursday, 6:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Wage $19/hr+ depending upon experience. Will Train!

  • Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs unassisted
  • Must be able to stand for extended periods of time on concrete
  • Must be able to tolerate excess heat and humidity
  • Must be able to work as a team as well as being self-directed
  • Safe operation of all tools

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, age, race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or veteran status.



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