Set up and operate machines to fabricate ornamental metal products.
Sets up mechanical and hydraulic presses to produce powdered-metal parts, such as bearings, gears, filters, and rings according to blueprints and specifications, using handtools: Installs, positions, and aligns dies in press bed. Adjusts stroke of ram and punches to specified depth of fill and injection stroke, using handtools, and opens supply hopper valves to regulate flow of powder. Starts machine to produce sample parts for inspection. Measures dimensions of and weighs parts to ensure parts meet specifications, using micrometer and balance scale. May set up sintering furnace. May mix powders [MIXER].