Hand Spring Repairer

Set up and operate forging and shop equipment to repair leaf-type springs.
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Quick Stats


Outlook
Good

Salary Range
$20,000 – $60,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Hand Spring Repairers do?

Sets up and operates forging and shop equipment to repair leaf-type springs used in automotive vehicles: Raises vehicle body, using jack, and removes defective spring. Removes defective leaves from spring, using handtools. Measures broken leaves and cuts out replacement leaf blanks from steel stock, using flame cutter or power shear. Presses ends of main-leaf blank against disk of bench grinder to bevel blank according to size of eyes to be formed. Drills or punches bolt holes in blanks, using drill or punch press. Places ends of main-leaf blank in furnace to soften ends and shapes ends of blank into eyes, using eye-forming tool. Reheats leaves and arches them to required specifications, using peen hammer. Quenches spring leaves in oil to temper them according to specifications. Places graphite-impregnated lining between leaves to prevent friction. Bolts and clips leaves together and forces bushings into spring eyes, using bushing press.


Should I be a Hand Spring Repairer?

You should have a certificate degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.

  • Also known as: Automobile-Spring Repairer, Drive-Shaft-And-Steering-Post Repairer

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