Profession drop forging hammer worker

Drop forging hammer workers utilise forging machinery and equipment, specifically machined hammers, in order to form ferrous and non-ferrous metal workpieces to their desired shape. They tend the forging hammers that are dropped onto the workpiece in order to reshape it after the form of the die, which can be closed or open, fully enclosing the workpiece or not.

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Personality Type

  • Realistic / Conventional


  • Drop hammer types

    The various types of hammers used in the forging process, such as a counterblow hammer, friction drop hammer, board drop hammer, belt drop hammer, power drop hammer, and others.

  • Forging processes

    The various processes in the metalforming practices of forging, such as swaging, open-die forging, automatic hot forging, cogging, impression-die forging, roll forging, upsetting, press forging, and others.


  • Remove scale from metal workpiece

    Remove the accumulated scale, or metal 'flakes', on the surface of the metal workpiece caused by oxidation after removal from the furnace by spraying it with an oil-based liquid that will cause it to flake off during the forging process.

  • Ensure correct metal temperature

    Ensure the necessary, usually constant, temperature of processed metal workpieces during metal fabrication processes.

  • Operate forging tongs

    Operate the appropriate forging tools and equipment safely, including forging tongs for handling and moving hot metal workpieces during forging processes.

  • Tend drop forging hammer

    Tend a drop forging hammer, designed for forming hot or cold metal by use of a high energy force, monitor and operate it, according to regulations.

Optional knowledge and skills

manufacturing of metal containers work as a team in a hazardous environment manufacturing of tools dies dust usage for forging work ergonomically hot forging manufacturing of steam generators manufacturing of steel drums and similar containers replace die manufacturing of doors from metal ferrous metal processing perform product testing manufacturing of heating equipment types of metal manufacturing processes manufacturing of metal structures keep records of work progress metal forming technologies operate lifting equipment monitor conveyor belt record production data for quality control hold metal work piece in machine cold forging consult technical resources tend counterblow machine set up the controller of a machine non-ferrous metal processing operate furnace perform machine maintenance provide advice to technicians