Forging Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic

Forging Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic

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

Key Competencies * Attention to Detail * Dependability * Cooperation * Integrity * Self Control * Adaptability/Flexibility * Initiative * Leadership * Stress Tolerance * Independence

Representative Tasks * Read work orders or blueprints to determine specified tolerances and sequences of operations for machine setup. * 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. * Position and move metal wires or workpieces through a series of dies that compress and shape stock to form die impressions.



Job Family Production

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