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"Forging Machine Setter, Operator, and Tender, Metal and Plastic"
Job Description - Part 1 - Duties and Tasks

Basic Job Description:

Set up, operate, or tend forging machines to taper, shape, or form metal or plastic parts.

Part 1
Duties / Tasks
Part 2
Activities
Part 3
Skills
Part 4
Abilities
Part 5
Knowledge

 

Job Duties and Tasks for: "Forging Machine Setter, Operator, and Tender, Metal and Plastic"

1) Confer with other workers about machine setups and operational specifications.

2) Operate gas or oil furnaces to heat metal to proper temperature prior to forging.

 

3) Place metal pieces in furnaces, then remove them, using hand tongs or overhead cranes, when metal color indicates proper forging temperatures.

4) Repair, maintain, and replace parts on dies.

5) Sharpen cutting tools and drill bits, using bench grinders.

 

6) Trim and compress finished forgings to specified tolerances.

7) Measure and inspect machined parts to ensure conformance to product specifications.

8) Position and move metal wires or workpieces through a series of dies that compress and shape stock to form die impressions.

9) Read work orders or blueprints to determine specified tolerances and sequences of operations for machine setup.

10) Remove dies from machines when production runs are finished.

11) Select, align, and bolt positioning fixtures, stops and specified dies to rams and anvils, forging rolls, or presses and hammers.

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12) Set up, operate, or tend presses and forging machines to perform hot or cold forging by flattening, straightening, bending, cutting, piercing, or other operations to taper, shape, or form metal.

13) Start machines to produce sample workpieces, and observe operations to detect machine malfunctions and to verify that machine setups conform to specifications.

14) Turn handles or knobs to set pressures and depths of ram strokes and to synchronize machine operations.

 

15) Install, adjust, and remove dies, synchronizing cams, forging hammers, and stop guides, using overhead cranes or other hoisting devices, and hand tools.

Job Description for "Forging Machine Setter, Operator, and Tender, Metal and Plastic" continued here...

Part 1
Duties / Tasks
Part 2
Activities
Part 3
Skills
Part 4
Abilities
Part 5
Knowledge


"Forging Machine Setter, Operator, and Tender, Metal and Plastic"   Holland / RIASEC Career Code:  R-C-E        SOC:  51-4022.00


 

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