Lever Tender

Tend power hammers or power presses that forge metal stocks.
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Quick Stats


Salary Range
$22,000 – $47,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Lever Tenders do?

Tends power hammer or power press that forges metal stock: Moves levers, upon signal from HEAVY FORGER, to control force and frequency of hammer blows, or ram pressure, to shape forging. May be designated according to equipment tended as Forging-Press Lever Tender; Hammer Driver.


Should I be a Lever Tender?

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.
  • Independent: You enjoy flying solo and doing things your own way.

  • Also known as: Expander, Forge Tender, Forging-Press Lever Tender

    How to become a Lever Tender

    Most Lever Tenders 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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