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Anvil Smith

  • Forge and repairs variety of metal articles, like tongs, edged tools, hooks, chains, machine structural components, and agricultural implements as specified by work orders, diagrams, or sample parts
  • Heat metal stock in blacksmiths forge or furnace [Heater forging ]
  • Hammer stock into specified size & shape on blacksmiths anvil or positions stock on anvil of power hammer and depresses pedal to hammer stock with varying force rapidity
  • Forge-welds metal parts by heating hammering them together
  • Devise jigs fixtures, forges special handtools, like hammers or chisels, and sets up form blocks
  • Temper or anneals forged articles [Heat Treater heat treating I]
  • May record type of repair or fabrication of tools or machine components performed during work shift to maintain daily activity report records
  • May cut, assemble, and weld metal parts, using arc or acetylene welding equipment [Welder, Combination welding ]
  • May repair farm machinery be designated Blacksmith, Farm agriculture
  • May be designated according to articles forged as Special-Trackwork Blacksmith r.r

Automatic Casting forging Machine Operator

  • Control monitors operation of automatic casting-forging machine to cast, forge, and trim nonferrous molten metal into finished forgings
  • Start hydraulic pumps and sets timers heater controls
  • Turn automatic controls, like shot weight pouring speed, to set sequence of operation
  • Notify forklift operator to pour molten metal into container
  • Pour molten metal into preform mold, using ladle, and starts manual operation for trial run
  • Activate automatic pouring device to fill mold, and depresses controls to initiate automatic casting forging operations
  • Observe indexing mechanism that moves casting through sequence of operations, like die press, quenching, and trimming
  • Observe castings and forgings for imperfections, like discolorations distortions
  • Realign dies, castings, or forgings to correct out-of-tolerance conditions
  • Observe lights on control panel to detect machine malfunctions and corrects conditions causing malfunctions, like clogged filters sticking valves.

Blacksmith

  • Forge and repairs variety of metal articles, like tongs, edged tools, hooks, chains, machine structural components, and agricultural implements as specified by work orders, diagrams, or sample parts
  • Heat metal stock in blacksmiths forge or furnace [Heater forging ]
  • Hammer stock into specified size & shape on blacksmiths anvil or positions stock on anvil of power hammer and depresses pedal to hammer stock with varying force rapidity
  • Forge-welds metal parts by heating hammering them together
  • Devise jigs fixtures, forges special handtools, like hammers or chisels, and sets up form blocks
  • Temper or anneals forged articles [Heat Treater heat treating I]
  • May record type of repair or fabrication of tools or machine components performed during work shift to maintain daily activity report records
  • May cut, assemble, and weld metal parts, using arc or acetylene welding equipment [Welder, Combination welding ]
  • May repair farm machinery be designated Blacksmith, Farm agriculture
  • May be designated according to articles forged as Special-Trackwork Blacksmith r.r

Blacksmith Helper

  • Assist Blacksmith forging in forging metal articles
  • Obtain equipment, like stop blocks hammer dies from toolroom
  • Cuts metal to predetermined size, using saw
  • Light furnace turns control valves to regulate temperature
  • Lift metal parts from furnace with tongs places parts on anvil or under power hammer
  • Strike parts with sledge as Blacksmith forging positions parts over forming dies set in anvil
  • Grind surfaces of finished parts, using portable stationary power grinders
  • May sweep floor remove debris from work area
  • Perform other duties as described under Helper any industry Master Title.

Blacksmith Supervisor

  • Supervise and coordinates activities of workers engaged in heating, forging, and inspecting metal workpieces products
  • Plan coordinates sequence of operations within forge shop
  • Inspect dies, machines and work in process to detect malfunctions and orders corrective action
  • Train new workers in job duties
  • Perform other duties as described under Supervisor any industry Master Title
  • May set up machines for experimental runs
  • May be designated according to department as Hammer-Shop Supervisor forging , Inspection Supervisor forging .

Chain testing machine Operator

  • Tend machine that tests strength of chains
  • Adjust chain-holding jaws on machine to accommodate size of chain
  • Sets scale dial to specified pounds to regulate pulling power of machine
  • Position chain in machine jaws starts machine
  • Examine gauges chain to detect broken or stretched links
  • May check chain for free operation, roll chain into coil, and place chain in crate.

Charging Manipulator

  • Operate manipulator to transport metal stock from furnace and position turn it on anvil of forging press or hammer
  • Move levers pedals to guide manipulator along floor or on overhead rails to furnace
  • Move levers on control box to grasp workpiece with jaws mounted on arm extending from manipulator cab and transports workpiece to press or hammer
  • Move controls of arm to turn position workpiece on anvil as it is being shaped, following signals of Heavy Forger forging .

Die machine Operator

  • Sets up and operates closed-die power press to produce metal forgings, following work order specifications, using measuring instruments handtools
  • Align and bolts specified dies on ram anvil of press, using rule, square, shims, feelers and handtools
  • Turn knobs to set pressure depth of ram stroke
  • Pull workpiece from furnace, when color of workpiece indicates forging temperature, and positions workpiece on lower die, using tongs
  • Depress treadle or pulls lever to lower ram that compresses metal to shape of die impressions
  • May move workpiece through series of dies for progressively finer detail.

Extruder Operator

  • Sets up operates extrusion press to shape hot billets into products, like bars, tubing, structural shapes, and rods
  • Install dies, mandrels, containers, heating coils, press tools, extrusion heads and run-out bridging in press, according to size type of product, using handtools
  • Remove billet from furnace when color indicates specified temperature guides it along extrusion press conveyor onto press bed and into billet container, using tongs
  • Start ram that spreads billet into container forces it through press
  • Regulate rate of extrusion to prevent metal rupture adherence of metal to container walls
  • Start press run-out table butt shears to guide extrusion from press, and to trim flash
  • Pull extrusion along conveyor to racking table
  • Spray die with lubricant and caustic, and oils blocks mandrels
  • Record data, like crew time, number of billets used, and items processed
  • May operate extrusion press equipped with furnace that ejects hot billets into press chamber for ram to force through die
  • May set up operate extrusion press to shape hot, radioactive uranium fuel elements.

Extrusion Press Supervisor

  • Supervise and coordinates activities of workers engaged in forming nonferrous metal from billets in extrusion presses, applying knowledge of extrusion press operation and properties of metals under heat pressure
  • Direct installation of specified dies other tooling in extrusion presses
  • Examine sampling of products for adherence to specifications
  • Perform duties as described under Supervisor any industry Master Title
  • May set up presses for workers
  • May be required to have experience with specified products, type of press, or materials, like radioactive uranium.

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