"FORGING-PRESS OPERATOR I"
Job Description and Jobs
- 1) Sets up and operates closed-die power press to produce metal forgings, following work order specifications, using measuring instruments and handtools: Aligns and bolts specified dies on ram and anvil of press, using rule, square, shims, feelers, and handtools.
- 2) Turns knobs to set pressure and depth of ram stroke.
- 3) Pulls workpiece from furnace, when color of workpiece indicates forging temperature, and positions workpiece on lower die, using tongs.
- 4) Depresses treadle or pulls lever to lower ram that compresses metal to shape of die impressions.
- 5) May move workpiece through series of dies for progressively finer detail.
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Job Number: 6497