Foundry Operator

Brand:  Matthews Memorialization
Company:  Matthews International Corporation
Line of Business:  Bronze NA

Pittsburgh, PA, US, 15226

Req ID:  12715


The Foundry Operator assists other workers in foundry concerned with melting metal, pouring metal into molds, removing castings from molds, and dressing castings by performing the following duties.


**We will be holding Open Interviews from 12PM-2PM on Wednesday's! 1315 West Liberty Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15226** NO OPEN INTERVIEWS ON WEDNESDAY 7/3 DUE TO THE HOLIDAY

   For questions or assistance, please contact Iryna Lutsenko at 412-853-6245

What We Offer

We are dedicated to not only providing fulfilling work experience but also ensuring your overall well-being. When you join our team, you'll gain access to a robust benefits package that supports your physical, mental, and financial health.


  • Competitive starting wage of $21.00 per hour
  • Medical, Dental & Vision: Enjoy peace of mind with our comprehensive benefits package, including an employer HSA (Health Savings Account) contribution.
  • Earned Time Off: Recharge and rejuvenate with earned time off to spend on your terms.
  • Paid Holidays: Celebrate special moments and create lasting memories with paid holidays.
  • Financial Perks: 401(k) program, complemented by a company match, as well as an Employee Stock Purchase Program.
  • Education Perks: We believe in your continued growth and offer educational assistance to support your professional development.
  • Dependent Scholarship Opportunities: We care about your family's future, which is why we provide opportunities for your dependents to pursue their educational dreams.


  • Moves sand, castings, flasks, or other materials about foundry.
  • Assembles flasks.
  • Waters and mixes sand, shovels sand into flask, and compacts sand into flasks.
  • 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.
•    Carries or pushes ladles of molten metal on monorail and pours metal into molds.
•    Installs and removes steel clamps used to hold steel flasks together.   
•    Breaks sand mold from finished casting.
•    Sorts castings into pairs or groups for assembly.
•    Cleans castings, patterns, and flasks.
•    Removes gates, sprues, and other projections from castings with sledge, pneumatic hammer, or power hacksaw.
•    Breaks up slag and shovels it into buckets for removal to dump.
•    Chips out crucibles and ladle linings.
•    Prepares plaster and refines ladle.
•    Sweeps and cleans work areas.


  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED)
  • Minimal experience required
  • Basic degree of proficiency in MS Office Suite, Outlook & Internet applications.
  • Basic analytical, prioritizing, interpersonal, problem-solving, presentation, budgeting, project management (from conception to completion), & planning skills.
  • Basic verbal and written communication skills (including analysis, interpretation, & reasoning).
  • Basic understanding and application of mathematical concepts.
  • Ability to develop and maintain collaborative relationships with peers and colleagues across the organization, as well as, internal and external clients.
  • Ability to work well autonomously and within a team in a fast-paced and deadline-oriented environment.
  • Ability to work with and influence peers and management.
  • Self-motivated with critical attention to detail, deadlines and reporting.
  • Possess a mechanical aptitude; ability to use a large variety of hand tools and basic knowledge of power tools, forklifts, welding equipment, and cutting torch.
  • Ability to work overtime as necessary. 


  • Regularly required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and talk, hear and see.  
  • Regularly/Occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. 
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and distance vision.
  • Regularly/Occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, moving mechanical parts, fumes or airborne particles, extreme cold & heat, risk of electrical shock, and toxic or caustic chemicals.
  • The noise level in the work environment may be high.

* Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals to perform the essential functions.

Matthews Memorialization is a leader in the memorialization industry who is committed to helping customers grow their businesses and helping families move from grieving to remembrance by providing products of superior craftsmanship and revenue generating programs and services. Within this industry, our Environmental Solutions is focused on the design and manufacture of advanced combustion systems. Matthews Memorialization is a (MATW) Matthews International company.   

At Matthews International, what makes us different is what makes us great.  We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need.

Matthews International affords equal employment opportunities to employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, genetic information, age, disability or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.  Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled.

Matthews International endeavors to make our employment website and application process accessible to all users and applicants. In doing so, Matthews International provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you have a disability and require a reasonable accommodation or assistance completing the application process, please contact a member of our Human Resource Team.


Nearest Major Market: Pittsburgh