Automatic Casting-Forging Machine Operator

Control and monitor operations of the automatic casting-forging machines.
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$22,000 – $47,000

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What do Automatic Casting-Forging Machine Operators do?

Controls and monitors operation of automatic casting-forging machine to cast, forge, and trim nonferrous molten metal into finished forgings: Starts hydraulic pumps and sets timers and heater controls. Turns automatic controls, such as shot weight and pouring speed, to set sequence of operation. Notifies forklift operator to pour molten metal into container. Pours molten metal into preform mold, using ladle, and starts manual operation for trial run. Activates automatic pouring device to fill mold, and depresses controls to initiate automatic casting and forging operations. Observes indexing mechanism that moves casting through sequence of operations, such as die press, quenching, and trimming. Observes castings and forgings for imperfections, such as discolorations and distortions. Realigns dies, castings, or forgings to correct out-of-tolerance conditions. Observes lights on control panel to detect machine malfunctions and corrects conditions causing malfunctions, such as clogged filters and sticking valves.

Should I be an Automatic Casting-Forging Machine Operator?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.

  • Also known as: Chain-Forming-Machine Operator, Forging Machine Hand, Forging Machine Operator, Heavy Forging Machine Operator

    How to Become an
    Automatic Casting-Forging Machine Operator

    Most Automatic Casting-Forging Machine Operators have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9baaaa&chl=no+college+%2898%25%29|certificate+%282%25%29||||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,98,98
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