High-Energy Forming Equipment Operator

Operate high energy forming machines that shape metallic materials.
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Salary Range
$20,000 – $54,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do High-Energy Forming Equipment Operators do?

Sets up and operates high energy forming machine and associated equipment to shape metallic materials and parts used in manufacturing aeronautical and aerospace products, following operational procedures, blueprints, sketches, and specifications: Reviews instructions to plan work procedure. Trims or assists other workers in trimming preformed part to approximate shape of specified die, using handtools and power tools. Positions part against die and seals edges, using sealing compound. Evacuates air between part and die, using vacuum pump, and submerges part and die into water of forming tank. Prepares and assembles explosive charge and positions charge in forming tank. Detonates charge which forces part into shape of die. Removes part from tank, and examines part for defects.

Should I be a High-Energy Forming Equipment Operator?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • High Achiever: You love the challenge of tackling difficult work.
  • Ready for a Challenge: You jump into new projects with initiative and drive.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.

  • How to Become a
    High-Energy Forming Equipment Operator

    High-Energy Forming Equipment Operators generally graduate from high school and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate’s degree to increase your chances of finding a good job. Check out these schools offering High-Energy Forming Equipment Operator-related education!
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