Can You Make a Career Out of Die Casting?

The die casting industry is constantly evolving and growing, which calls for more workers. In today’s economy it can be hard to find jobs that give you room to grow and evolve. The die casting industry is up and coming, even today, and is fundamental to the economy.

But what can you do in the die casting industry? Great question. There are many career opportunities in die casting. There are three main career paths that are available to dive into.

Die Cast Machine Operator:

These workers are hands-on operators of a variety equipment that produces the quality castings. They work in team environments and are challenged to work with problem solving, which is to say, they aren’t your average or every day “machine operators.”

These positions require:

  • knowledge of basic math
  • problem solving
  • communication
  • teamwork with others

Machinists and Tool & Die Makers:

This job comes with great responsibility, as they are in charge of machine tools that create and maintain the equipment at the core of the die casting industry. Positions like this have been on the market since the industrial revolution, but have since evolved with technology and continues to grow as we advance our own human knowledge of technology as well. A large number of employees in this position are responsible for taking advanced theories and putting them into practice.

These positions require:

  • above average math skills
  • problem solving skills
  • completion of an apprenticeship program


Die Casting Technicians:

These are the engineering workers. Die casting technicians are trained in areas such as manufacturing related design, problem solving skills, and software tools that are applied in disciplines such as tool design, quality systems, production planning, operations management, technical service and training.

These positions generally require:

  • high knowledge of engineering principles
  • ability to develop solutions to problems
  • appropriate software identification and usage
  • experience in an area of specialization

Having a degree in engineering is a huge plus, and for most of the skills needed to secure one of these positions it would require several years of college for engineering, so finishing the degree wouldn’t hurt.

Jobs in the die casting industry are spread throughout the nation and it’s a job that you can grow with and that will grow with you. Many people who join the die casting industry go straight from high school to an internship or apprenticeship and continue to advance from there, while others first go to college for degrees in engineering, as stated before. Either way, the die casting industry is ever evolving and growing, and they’re in need of dedicated workers. So, if you think you could make a career out of die casting, all you have to do is start.

Sound Interesting?

At Premier Engineered Products we are constantly looking for skilled people who would like to work in a technical field such as die casting. We currently have positions open for CNC Set Up, CNC Programmers, Die Cast Technicians, Quality Control Techs, and Machinists.

If you are looking for a career please contact us at leonard@diecasting.com or feel free to give us a call at 732-634-3000.
By Leonard Cordaro, President of Premier Engineered Products

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