Forging-Press Operator II

Tend closed-die power presses that 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 IIs do?

Tends closed-die power press that produces metal forgings: Pulls workpiece from furnace, when color of workpiece indicates forging temperature, and positions it on lower die, using tongs. Moves controls to lower ram that compresses metal to shape of die impressions. May move workpiece through series of dies for progressively finer detail. May tend press to emboss designs on metal or compress and smooth surface of metal blanks or rough forgings and be designated Coining-Press Operator. May tend press that twists forging to form journals and counterweights on crankshafts to specified degree of eccentricity and be designated Twisting-Press Operator.

Should I be a Forging-Press Operator II?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Ready for a Challenge: You jump into new projects with initiative and drive.
  • Independent: You enjoy flying solo and doing things your own way.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.

  • How to Become a
    Forging-Press Operator II

    Most Forging-Press Operator IIs 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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