Forging Machine Setters, Operators, & Tenders, Metal & Plastic


Set up, operate, or tend forging machines to taper, shape, or form metal or plastic parts.
Also called: Blacksmith, Forge Operator, Hammer Operator, Machine Operator

Knowledge:

    Manufactured or Agricultural Goods
  • manufacture and distribution of products
    Math and Science
  • arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics
    Education and Training
  • teaching and course design
    Engineering and Technology
  • mechanical

Skills:

    Basic Skills
  • keeping track of how well people and/or groups are doing in order to make improvements
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
    Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it

Abilites:

    Verbal
  • listen and understand what people say
  • communicate by speaking
    Hand and Finger Use
  • keep your arm or hand steady
  • hold or move items with your hands

Personality:

Description: People interested in this work like activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions.
    They do well at jobs that need
  • Attention to Detail
  • Dependability
  • Cooperation
  • Integrity
  • Self Control
  • Adaptability/Flexibility

Technology:

    Electronic mail software
  • Email software
    Data base user interface and query software
  • Data entry software
    Inventory management software
  • Inventory tracking software

Education:

    high school diploma/GED
    no high school diploma/GED
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