Forging-Press Operator I

Set up and operate closed-die power presses to produce metal forgings.
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Salary Range
$22,000 – $47,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Forging-Press Operator Is do?

Sets up and operates closed-die power press to produce metal forgings, following work order specifications, using measuring instruments and handtools: Aligns and bolts specified dies on ram and anvil of press, using rule, square, shims, feelers, and handtools. Turns knobs to set pressure and depth of ram stroke. Pulls workpiece from furnace, when color of workpiece indicates forging temperature, and positions workpiece on lower die, using tongs. Depresses treadle or pulls lever to lower ram that compresses metal to shape of die impressions. May move workpiece through series of dies for progressively finer detail.

Should I be a Forging-Press Operator I?

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

  • Also known as: Bulldozer Press Operator, Forging Press Operator, Forging Press Setter-Up, Keel Press Operator, Press Smith See More

    How to become a Forging-Press Operator I

    Most Forging-Press Operator Is 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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