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  • 1) Sets up and operates closed-die drophammer to forge metal parts according to specifications, using measuring instruments and handtools: Informs HEATER of forging specifications, such as specified quantity and temperature setting.

  • 2) Aligns and bolts specified dies to machine ram and anvil, using scale, rule, square, feeler gauges, shims, and handtools.

  • 3) Positions workpiece onto lower die and depresses pedal to activate ram that repeatedly strikes and forces metal workpiece into die impression.

  • 4) Moves workpiece through series of dies to attain specified detail.

  • 5) May plan work procedures, select tooling, and operate drophammer to form experimental or developmental parts.

  • 6) May turn knobs to regulate conveyor speed and feed that automatically carries heated stock from furnace, places stock on anvil, and removes finished workpiece.

  • 7) May forge unheated metal.

  • 8) May set stops or turn handles to set specified striking force of ram.

  • 9) May trim flash from finished forging.

  • 10) May operate hammer to compress finished forgings to specified tolerances and be designated Restrike Hammer Operator.

  • 11) May be designated according to type of hammer operated as Board Drop Hammer Operator; Impact Hammer Operator; Steam Hammer Operator.




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DOT:   610.362-010

Job Number: 3230