Forge Utility Worker

Perform the tasks in forging plants.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$17,000 – $35,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Forge Utility Workers do?

Performs any combination of following tasks in forging plant: Moves workpieces from furnace to hammer anvil, using tongs or hoist. Opens and closes electrically controlled furnace doors to assist steel press crew. Positions and turns workpieces and work aids during forging by HEAVY FORGER. Removes scale from anvil, using broom and airhose. Cleans work area with broom and shovel and cleans machine parts, using rag and solvent. Replaces forge crew tools in specified racks. May assist in installing dies used in forging operations. May cut material to specified size with handsaw, and smooth parts with bench grinder to assist BLACKSMITH. May remove cracks in ingots, billets, or forgings, using swing grinder.

Should I be a Forge Utility Worker?

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: Utility Worker, Forge

    How to become a Forge Utility Worker

    Most Forge Utility Workers 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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