Assist Blacksmith in forging metal articles.
Data from U.S. Department of Labor
What do Blacksmith Helpers do?
Assists BLACKSMITH in forging metal articles: Obtains equipment, such as stop blocks and hammer dies from toolroom. Cuts metal to predetermined size, using saw. Lights furnace and turns control valves to regulate temperature. Lifts metal parts from furnace with tongs and places parts on anvil or under power hammer. Strikes parts with sledge as BLACKSMITH positions parts over forming dies set in anvil. Grinds surfaces of finished parts, using portable and stationary power grinders. May sweep floor and remove debris from work area. Performs other duties as described under HELPER Master Title.
Should I be a Blacksmith Helper?
You should have
degree or higher and share these traits:
You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
You can always be counted on to do a good job.
You pay close attention to all the little details.
Also known as:
Anglesmith Helper, Coppersmith Helper, Hammersmith Helper, Tinsmith Helper
How to become a Blacksmith Helper
Most Blacksmith Helpers have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate's degree to increase your competitiveness in the field.
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