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Our grandfather worked in a foundry doing plating and casting in metal. What job title includes these skill?

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    "Foundry worker"? Honestly, I don't know how well any one single title would encompass both plating and casting. – hBy2Py Jul 2 '17 at 2:39
  • If he worked with molten metal it'd probably be a boilermaker or blacksmith. – Technetium Jul 2 '17 at 2:47
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I would suggest a metallurgist. Alternatively, steelmaker, moulder, welder, tinsmith.

From my understanding metallurgist involves both plating and casting, as well some elements of engineering. Other names are more specialized, and I included them into the roster hoping that one of them can ring a bell and somehow help the OP to decide which one fits better. I also must point out that I'm not a native English speaker.

  • Any explanation of the difference between these terms and why you might prefer one over the other? – ColleenV Jul 3 '17 at 13:18
  • @ColleenV From my understanding metallurgist involves both plating and casting, as well some elements of engineering. Other names are more specialized, and I included them into the roster hoping that one of them can ring a bell and somehow help the OP to decide which one fits better. I also must point out that I'm not a native English speaker. – andselisk Jul 3 '17 at 13:23
  • I think if you edit your answer to include your understanding of each word instead of just providing a list, it would be a much better answer. Keep in mind that people other than the original author may come looking for an answer, so it helps to add more explanation. – ColleenV Jul 3 '17 at 13:27
  • @ColleenV Due to the lack of imagination I just attached my comment to the answer. Hopefully this counts. – andselisk Jul 3 '17 at 13:58
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He could also be called a Foundryman.

https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/foundryman

A person who plates metals is called a plater, and if he uses the processes of electrolysis to do so he may be called an electroplater.

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