Profession spring maker

Spring makers operate a variety of equipment and machinery designed to manufacture different types of spring, including leaf, coil, torsion, clock, tension, and extension spring.

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Personality Type

  • Realistic / Conventional
  • Realistic / Investigative

Knowledge

  • Quality standards

    The national and international requirements, specifications and guidelines to ensure that products, services and processes are of good quality and fit for purpose.

  • Types of metal

    Qualities, specifications, applications and reactions to different fabricating processes of various types of metal, such as steel, aluminium, brass, copper and others.

  • Types of spring

    Types of metal springs such as leaf, coil, torsion, clock, tension and extension spring.

Skills

  • Monitor automated machines

    Continuously check up on the automated machine's set-up and execution or make regular control rounds. If necessary, record and interpret data on the operating conditions of installations and equipment in order to identify abnormalities.

  • Remove inadequate workpieces

    Evaluate which deficient processed workpieces do not meet the set-up standard and should be removed and sort the waste according to regulations.

  • Operate precision measuring equipment

    Measure the size of a processed part when checking and marking it to check if it is up to standard by use of two and three dimensional precision measuring equipment such as a caliper, a micrometer, and a measuring gauge.

  • Ensure equipment availability

    Ensure that the necessary equipment is provided, ready and available for use before start of procedures.

  • Troubleshoot

    Identify operating problems, decide what to do about it and report accordingly.

  • Safely handle metal wire under tension

    Handle fabricated, drawn metal wire safely by calculating the risks and dangers of its unreliable nature due to spring force and resilience.

  • Tend spring making machine

    Tend a metalworking machine designed to produce metal springs, through either hot winding or cold winding processes, monitor and operate it according to regulations.

  • Supply machine

    Ensure the machine is fed the necessary and adequate materials and control the placement or automatic feed and retrieval of work pieces in the machines or machine tools on the production line.

  • Supply machine with appropriate tools

    Supply the machine with the necessary tools and items for a particular production purpose.

  • Monitor moving workpiece in a machine

    Monitor the processing of a workpiece in motion, such as a piece of metal or wood moved linearly over a static manufacturing machine.

  • Coil metal

    Coil, usually steel, metal rings by winding them continuously and regularly spaced atop of one another, creating metal springs.

  • Remove processed workpiece

    Remove individual workpieces after processing, from the manufacturing machine or the machine tool. In case of a conveyor belt this involves quick, continuous movement.

  • Perform test run

    Perform tests putting a system, machine, tool or other equipment through a series of actions under actual operating conditions in order to assess its reliability and suitability to realise its tasks, and adjust settings accordingly.

Optional knowledge and skills

dispose of hazardous waste keep records of work progress cold winding read standard blueprints set up the controller of a machine metal forming technologies remove scale from metal workpiece manufacturing of small metal parts program a cnc controller monitor gauge use cam software record production data for quality control provide advice to technicians hot winding quality and cycle time optimisation consult technical resources perform machine maintenance ensure necessary ventilation in machining wear appropriate protective gear statistical process control tend wire drawing machine manufacturing of daily use goods types of metal manufacturing processes perform product testing ferrous metal processing

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