Forging Roll Operator

Set up and operate roll-forging machines to shape metal bar stocks.
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Salary Range
$22,000 – $47,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Forging Roll Operators do?

Sets up and operates roll-forging machine to taper, shape, or reduce metal bar stock as specified by work order: Bolts two semicylindrical dies on opposing roll shafts of machine, using wrenches. Positions and bolts limit stops on machine, using rule, scale, and handtools. Pulls workpiece from furnace, when color indicates forging temperature, and places it on worktable, using tongs. Pushes workpiece into open segment of dies and depresses pedal to rotate dies that grasp workpiece in circular grooves and pull it between power-driven rolls bearing contoured dies to shape workpiece. Moves workpiece through progressively smaller grooves on dies to forge it to specified shape. Verifies dimensions, using gauge or scale. May use roll-forging machine that automatically tapers, shapes, or reduces metal bar stock and be designated Rotary-Swaging-Machine Operator.

Should I be a Forging Roll Operator?

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

  • Also known as: Charging Manipulator, Molding Operator, Ring Roller Operator

    How to become a Forging Roll Operator

    Most Forging Roll Operators 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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