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Job Description:

  • 1) Sets up and operates heavy-duty power press to bend, form, stretch, and straighten metal plates, metal extrusions, formed sheet metal, structural shapes, forgings, and weldments as specified by blueprints, layout, and templates: Plans sequence of operations, applying knowledge of physical properties of metal.

  • 2) Measures and sights along workpiece, using tape, rule, straightedge, and transit, to mark reference lines.

  • 3) Selects and positions flat, V-block, radius, or special purpose die sets into ram and bed of machine, using jib or crane.

  • 4) Aligns and bolts dies to ram and bed of machine, using gauges, templates, feelers, shims, and wrenches.

  • 5) Turns handwheel or levers to set depth and pressure of ram stroke.

  • 6) Preheats workpiece in furnace, using hand torch.

  • 7) Lifts and positions workpiece between dies of machine, using jib or crane and sledge.

  • 8) Starts machine to lower ram which bends or straightens workpiece between dies.

  • 9) Repositions workpiece and changes dies when making multiple or successive passes.

  • 10) Hand forms or finishes workpiece, using hand sledge and anvil.

  • 11) Grinds out burrs and sharp edges, using portable grinder.

  • 12) Inspects and marks job number on finished workpiece.

  • 13) May bend or straighten cold metal.

  • 14) May set dies to punch and blank heavy metal.

  • 15) May operate horizontal power press to bend or straighten long pieces of bar stock or structural shapes.

  • 16) May operate press equipped with two or more rams to bend angles or flanges or bend to radius by successive passes; or operate multiple acting hydraulic press to perform deep progressive and reverse draw operations of sheet metal.

  • 17) May be designated according to type press operated as Bulldozer Operator II; Stretch-Press Operator; or according to shape product produced as Dishing-Machine Operator.




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DOT:   617.260-010

Job Number: 7833