Profession forge equipment technician

Forge equipment technicians maintain and repair forge machinery such as presses and material handling equipment. They perform evaluations of the equipment, perform preventative maintenance activities, and repair faults. They also assist in the installation of the equipment and ensure proper functionality.

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Personality Type

  • Realistic / Conventional
  • Realistic / Investigative

Knowledge

  • Types of forging press

    Types of presses used in the metal forging process, such as hydraulic and mechanical forging presses.

  • Mechanics

    Theoretical and practical applications of the science studying the action of displacements and forces on physical bodies to the development of machinery and mechanical devices.

Skills

  • Use measurement instruments

    Use different measurement instruments depending on the property to be measured. Utilise various instruments to measure length, area, volume, speed, energy, force, and others.

  • Record test data

    Record data which has been identified specifically during preceding tests in order to verify that outputs of the test produce specific results or to review the reaction of the subject under exceptional or unusual input.

  • Conduct routine machinery checks

    Check machinery and equipment to ensure reliable performance during use and operations in worksites.

  • Use testing equipment

    Use equipment to test performance and operation of machinery.

  • Resolve equipment malfunctions

    Identify, report and repair equipment damage and malfunctions; communicate with field representatives and manufacturers to obtain repair and replacement components.

  • Replace defect components

    Remove defective parts and replace them with functioning components.

  • Operate welding equipment

    Use welding equipment to melt and join together pieces of metal or steel; wear protective eyewear during the working process.

  • Perform maintenance on installed equipment

    Perform the maintenance on installed equipment on-site. Follow procedures to avoid uninstalling equipment from machinery or vehicles.

  • Operate soldering equipment

    Use soldering equipment to melt and join together pieces of metal or steel, such as a soldering gun, soldering torch, gas-powered iron, and others.

Optional knowledge and skills

troubleshoot order supplies maintain electronic equipment maintain hydraulic forging press electronics mechanical forging press parts forging processes prepare compliance documents install hydraulic systems write records for repairs estimate restoration costs install pneumatic systems install electrical and electronic equipment advise on safety improvements use a computer pneumatics perform risk analysis hydraulics apply technical communication skills maintain hydraulic systems tend mechanical forging press provide customer information related to repairs provide technical documentation maintain electrical equipment