Forge Shop Machine Repairer

Repair and maintain forge shop machineries.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$30,000 – $68,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Forge Shop Machine Repairers do?

Repairs and maintains forge shop machinery, such as hammers, forging presses, rolls, upsetters, and furnaces, following blueprints, manufacturer’s catalogs, and data chart specifications, using handtools, power tools, and precision measuring instruments, such as micrometer, calipers, rule, square, and gauges: Observes machine in operation to determine malfunction. Disassembles machine, using handtools, and examines parts for defects. Obtains replacement parts from stock or prepares sketches of parts for fabrication in forge shop or machine shop. Welds broken or cracked metal parts. Replaces drophammer boards and adjusts steam, pneumatic, hydraulic, fuel, and blower controls of presses, hammers, and furnaces, using handtools. Fits parts together to reassemble machine, using measuring instruments, files, handtools, and power tools, such as portable drills and grinders. Examines and repairs auxiliary equipment, such as pumps, valves, hoses, and compressors [PUMP SERVICER]. Starts machine and observes operation to verify performance. May repair electrical components, such as switches and circuits. May set up machine for other workers. May be designated according to type of machine repaired as Load-Chain Welding-Machine Repairer. May rebuild forging machinery and be designated Machine Rebuilder.

Should I be a Forge Shop Machine Repairer?

You should have a certificate degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Independent: You enjoy flying solo and doing things your own way.

  • How to Become a
    Forge Shop Machine Repairer

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