Make sure automated machinery is programmed and running properly.
A Metalsmith works with a variety of metals in a variety of ways. You spin metal magic, taking a piece of metal and applying techniques on it to create different pieces, ranging from everyday objects to works of art. You can make tools, guns, metal panels, jewelry, sculptures, installation pieces, fountains, statues…the list goes on.
Your job as a Metalsmith has a practical side as well as an artistic side, so success in this line of work requires both creativity and technical know-how. First of all, a Metalsmith must have a thorough knowledge of the various types of metals, their components, and what’s required to mold them properly. And as this is a very hands-on job, a good pair of hands, excellent hand-eye coordination, and the ability to focus are without a doubt required.
What your typical workday looks like will depend on which area you choose to focus on. For example, if you choose to work in a factory, your activities would include welding, molding, repairing, and forming sheet metal. These activities require the use of dangerous equipment, so you must always have presence of mind.
On the other hand, artsy Metalsmiths work in an environment that is cleaner, less noisy, and more conducive to creative expression. You still use dangerous equipment, but normally on a much smaller scale. This area is more of a solitary undertaking, and the people in your sphere consist mostly of clients who buy your pieces, and vendors who supply you with the metal for your art.