Forge Helper

Perform the tasks to assist workers in forging metal products.
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Salary Range
$17,000 – $35,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Forge Helpers do?

Performs any combination of following tasks to assist workers in forging metal products: Loads bars, billets, or blooms into furnace, using hoist. Transfers workpiece to and from work stations, such as furnace, hammer, and trim press, using tongs or hoist. Removes scale from workpiece and dies, using broom or airhose. Trims excess material from finished parts, using handsaw or bandsaw. Marks material with specified information, using hammer and die. Lifts dies to machine and bolts dies in place, using hoist and wrenches. Loads racks, off bears conveyors, and cleans and lubricates machines. May work as member of crew. Loads radioactive uranium elements into furnace, using hoist. May be designated according to worker assisted as Drop-Hammer-Operator Helper; Extruder-Operator Helper; Heater Helper, Forge; Upsetter Helper; or by work performed as Scale Shooter. Performs other tasks as described under HELPER Master Title.

Should I be a Forge Helper?

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.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.

  • Also known as: Drop Forger Helper, Forgeman Helper, Forge Operator Helper, Forger Helper, Foundry Helper, Heater Helper, Forge

    How to become a Forge Helper

    Most Forge 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. Chart?chd=s:9haaaa&chl=no+college+%2888%25%29|certificate+%2811%25%29|associate%27s+%281%25%29|||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,88,88
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