Blacksmiths, hammersmiths and forging press workers

Role Responsibilities

  • Heating metal in forge furnaces and manufacturing and repairing articles by drawing, bending, cutting, hammering metal on an anvil, punching, shearing, joining and hardening or tempering
  • Shaping heated metal into forgings on power hammers equipped with open dies
  • Operating closed-die drop hammers to forge metal articles
  • Operating a power-press machine equipped with closed dies to forge metal articles
  • Drawing wire
  • Reading work orders or blueprints to determine specified tolerances and sequences of operations for machine setup
  • Measuring and inspecting machine parts to ensure conformity with product specifications

    Skill level