Profession mechanical forging press worker

Mechanical forging press workers set up and tend mechanical 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 preset, compressive forces provided by cranks, cams and toggles at reproducible strokes.

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Personality Type

  • Realistic / Conventional


  • Mechanical forging press parts

    The various part of a mechanical press used for forging metalworking processes, such as cams, cranks and toggles in the preset, a ram, upper die, lower die, 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.

  • Tend mechanical forging press

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

  • Ensure correct metal temperature

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

Optional knowledge and skills

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