Core Maker (1st and 2nd)

Posted on 2021-03-02


Neenah Foundry Company
Neenah, WI

Position Details

50+ Hours per Week
Full Time | Regular
This is an hourly position.
Start Date: 2021-03-02

Candidate Requirements

N/A Education Education
N/A Experiencce

Job Summary

The Core Maker is an incentive based position working independently but in the same area as other positions that make or support the production of sand cores. The function of the position is repetitive to each specific core but core design and construction can and will change with each order. Core Makers work in a small but not confined, designated area and wear PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) as cores are constructed from sand and, in some cases, are joined and/or fitted together. Core Makers must be able to read and follow process sheets and possess good hand/eye coordination. Core makers also inspect completed cores for defects. This role is an entry-level opportunity and does not require any previous experience. The position also offers the opportunity for cross training and experience in a variety of tasks related to core production.

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Edu & Exp



  • Practice high level of safety at all times
  • Handle cores up to 50 lbs.
  • Operate pneumatic and hand hoists
  • Read and follow process sheets
  • File and possess strong attention to detail
  • Inspect cores for any defects and repair cores as needed
  • Store cores on racks
  • Assemble cores
  • Label and identify cores with rack tags
  • Responsible for machine lock out/tag out
  • Maintain cleanliness of core machines and production area
  • Use air hammers, vibratory tools, and basic hand tools


  • Must be available to work 8-10 hour shifts
  • Must be available for overtime as production needs require, scheduled up to 58 hours/week
  • Monday – Thursday and over time on Fridays
  • Typical shift hours:
  • 1st shift: 4:00 am – 2:00 pm
  • 2nd shift: 2:00 pm – 12:00 am

Pay rate for Core Maker:

  • Base pay rate of $17.50, 2nd shift premium: $0.70, 
  • 1st shift pay rate: $17.50
  • 2nd shift pay rate: $18.20
  • Base rates increase $0.50/hour upon successful completion of probation (60 working days)


  • Health and Dental Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Disability Insurance
  • Paid Vacation and Holidays
  • 401k plan with generous company match
  • Apprenticeship programs
  • Opportunity for advancement

This is not an exhaustive list of duties or functions and may not necessarily comprise all of the "essential functions" for purposes of the ADA. Job duties may change over time and additional job functions may become essential. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Edu & Exp
  • No previous experience required, we will train you!
  • No educational requirements
  • Must be at least 18 years old to apply
  • Must be physically able to stand for long periods of time
  • Must actively engage in safe working practices
  • Must be able to tolerate hot working conditions and a loud environment
  • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs.
  • No travel requirements

Candidates for positions with NEI, Neenah Foundry Company and its subsidiaries must be legally authorized to work in the United States. Verification of employment eligibility will be required at the time of hire. All offers of employment will be conditioned upon successful completion of a post-offer drug screen. Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans, and Individual with Disabilities.