Pier Foundry & Pattern Shop, Inc.

St Paul, MN


Pier Foundry & Pattern Shop, Inc. is an industry leader in the manufacturing of grey and ductile iron castings. With over 130 years of experience and tradition, Pier Foundry delivers high quality castings with the shortest lead times in the business.  We are currently seeking committed, hardworking and reliable individuals to fill this role in our heavy industrial manufacturing environment!

WAGE: $20.00 per hour

SHIFT: 5:00AM-3:30PM M-Th. Overtime Currently Available 


  • Competitive Wage + Overtime Currently Available 
  • Medical/Dental/Life Insurance and Long-term/Short-term Disability
  • 401k + Match
  • Paid Time Off
  • Health Savings Account
  • Safety Focused Environment
  • Internal Growth Opportunities


  • High school diploma or GED. 
  • Previous experience in core-making or related machine operation preferred. 
  • Prior foundry or heavy industrial work experience preferred.


This position involves regular: bending and lifting; continuous standing for long periods of time on anti-fatigue mats; pushing, pulling, and carrying of heavy parts and machines repetitively,  must be able to use arms, hands, legs and feet in repetitive motions. Must be able to wear required PPE including; safety glasses, ear plugs, leather gloves, safety boots.

Must be able to:

  • Continuously stand at workstation.
  • Walk between core machines and table during operations.
  • Stoop at core machines to inspect, filing of cores, and retrieving boxes/plywood/pallets etc. 
  • Reach forward to operate core machine, retrieve, and set cores, insect and file cores, hoist use, setting and retrieving core boxes. 


  • Core machine operation
  • Core box maintenance, set up and storage
  • Production of quality cores
  • Machine operator preventative maintenance
  • Core filing, dipping and smearing
  • Use of hand tools as needed for core production
  • Maintaining a clean and organized work area
  • Inspection of cores for visual defects
  • All other duties as assigned by management

Monday-Thursday: 5:00AM-3:30PM, Overtime Currently Available ID:uDnQdo