Profession hydraulic forging press worker

Hydraulic forging press workers set up and tend hydraulic forging presses, designed to shape ferrous and non-ferrous metal workpieces including pipes, tubes and hollow profiles and other products of the first processing of steel in their desired form by use of compressive forces generated by a piston and fluid pressure.

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Personality Type

  • Realistic / Conventional

Knowledge

  • 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.

  • Hydraulic fluid

    The various types, qualities and applications of hydraulic fluids used in metalworking processes such as forging and moulding, consisting out of mineral oils and water.

  • Hydraulic press parts

    The qualities and applications of various parts of a hydraulic press, such as a priston, hydraulic cylinder, hydraulic fluid, ram, upper and lower die, and others.

Skills

  • Operate forging tongs

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

  • Maintain hydraulic forging press

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

  • 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.

Optional knowledge and skills

monitor gauge dust usage for forging manufacturing of heating equipment metal forming technologies apply preliminary treatment to workpieces cold forging ferrous metal processing manufacturing of steam generators non-ferrous metal processing hold metal work piece in machine supply machine with appropriate tools types of forging press monitor conveyor belt record production data for quality control manufacturing of steel drums and similar containers types of metal manufacturing processes consult technical resources replace die perform machine maintenance keep records of work progress hot forging inspect quality of products operate lifting equipment manufacturing of metal containers manufacturing of metal structures tend mechanical forging press provide advice to technicians dies