7266.2 Die Setters
Die setters set up forging machines such as forging presses, drop hammers, forging rolls and upsetters.
Occupations in this group are characterized by the following aptitudes, interests and worker functions as they relate to main duties:
- General learning ability to understand and apply forging processes and techniques
- Spatial and form perception to verify dimensions of sample work pieces according to die set-up specifications
- Motor co-ordination and finger and manual dexterity to position, align and bolt dies to the ram and anvil of power presses and hammers
- Objective interest in setting up and repairing forging machines
- Methodical interest in checking initial operations of forging machines to ensure machines are set up properly for use by forging machine operators
- Innovative interest in compiling information to select dies for forging according to work orders and specifications
4Other body positions
1Upper limb co-ordination
L1Regulated inside climate
H3Equipment, machinery, tools
- Completion of secondary school is usually required.
- On-the-job training is provided.
- Several years of experience as a forging machine operator may be required.
Fabricated metal products manufacturing companies
Machinery manufacturing companies
Transportation equipment manufacturing companies
Progression to supervisory positions is possible with experience.
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