Heavy Forger Helper

Assist Heavy Forgers in shaping hot metals on the presses with open dies.
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Salary Range
$17,000 – $35,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Heavy Forger Helpers do?

Assists HEAVY FORGER in shaping hot metal on power hammer or press equipped with open dies, working as member of crew: Pulls workpiece from furnace with tongs and positions and turns it on hammer anvil. Removes scale from metal and anvil during forging, using compressed air or broom. May assist in forging unheated metal. May be designated according to worker assisted as Hammersmith Helper; Press-Smith Helper. Performs other duties as described under HELPER Master Title.

Should I be a Heavy Forger Helper?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.

  • How to become a Heavy Forger Helper

    Most Heavy Forger Helpers 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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