CompGeo Salary Survey Benchmark Job Summary and Competencies

Forging Machine Setters, Operators and Tenders

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CompGeo Occupation Group: Manufacturing
Job Family: Manufacturing
Benchmark Title: Forging Machine Setters, Operators and Tenders
 
Summary Job Description Tasks
Set up, operate, or tend forging machines to taper, shape, or form metal or plastic parts. Measure and inspect machined parts to ensure conformance to product specifications.
 
Read work orders or blueprints to determine specified tolerances and sequences of operations for machine setup.
 
Start machines to produce sample workpieces, and observe operations to detect machine malfunctions and to verify that machine setups conform to specifications.
 
Remove dies from machines when production runs are finished.
 
Turn handles or knobs to set pressures and depths of ram strokes and to synchronize machine operations.
 
Confer with other workers about machine setups and operational specifications.
 
Repair, maintain, and replace parts on dies.
 
Set up, operate, or tend presses and forging machines to perform hot or cold forging by flattening, straightening, bending, cutting, piercing, or other operations to taper, shape, or form metal.
 
Position and move metal wires or workpieces through a series of dies that compress and shape stock to form die impressions.
 
Install, adjust, and remove dies, synchronizing cams, forging hammers, and stop guides, using overhead cranes or other hoisting devices, and hand tools.
 
Select, align, and bolt positioning fixtures, stops and specified dies to rams and anvils, forging rolls, or presses and hammers.
 
Trim and compress finished forgings to specified tolerances.
 
Sharpen cutting tools and drill bits, using bench grinders.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Manufacturing
Job Family: Manufacturing
Benchmark Title: Forging Machine Setters, Operators and Tenders
 
Important Knowledge Competencies Competency Description
Mechanical Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.
 
Production and Processing Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods.
 
Mathematics Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
 
Public Safety and Security Knowledge of relevant equipment, policies, procedures, and strategies to promote effective local, state, or national security operations for the protection of people, data, property, and institutions.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Manufacturing
Job Family: Manufacturing
Benchmark Title: Forging Machine Setters, Operators and Tenders
 
Important Skill Competencies Competency Description
Operation Monitoring Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.
 
Operation and Control Controlling operations of equipment or systems.
 
Active Listening Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
 
Speaking Talking to others to convey information effectively.
 
Critical Thinking Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
 
Quality Control Analysis Conducting tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance.
 
Reading Comprehension Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
 
Monitoring Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
 
Complex Problem Solving Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
 
Troubleshooting Determining causes of operating errors and deciding what to do about it.
 
Judgment and Decision Making Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
 
Writing Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
 
Social Perceptiveness Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Manufacturing
Job Family: Manufacturing
Benchmark Title: Forging Machine Setters, Operators and Tenders
 
Important Ability Competencies Competency Description
Near Vision The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
 
Oral Comprehension The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
 
Written Comprehension The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
 
Oral Expression The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
 
Problem Sensitivity The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
 
Control Precision The ability to quickly and repeatedly adjust the controls of a machine or a vehicle to exact positions.
 
Arm-Hand Steadiness The ability to keep your hand and arm steady while moving your arm or while holding your arm and hand in one position.
 
Deductive Reasoning The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
 
Inductive Reasoning The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).
 
Manual Dexterity The ability to quickly move your hand, your hand together with your arm, or your two hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble objects.
 
Rate Control The ability to time your movements or the movement of a piece of equipment in anticipation of changes in the speed and/or direction of a moving object or scene.
 
Finger Dexterity The ability to make precisely coordinated movements of the fingers of one or both hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble very small objects.
 
Speech Clarity The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.
 
Written Expression The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.
 
Information Ordering The ability to arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules (e.g., patterns of numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).
 
Selective Attention The ability to concentrate on a task over a period of time without being distracted.
 
Speech Recognition The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person.
 
Flexibility of Closure The ability to identify or detect a known pattern (a figure, object, word, or sound) that is hidden in other distracting material.
 
Perceptual Speed The ability to quickly and accurately compare similarities and differences among sets of letters, numbers, objects, pictures, or patterns. The things to be compared may be presented at the same time or one after the other. This ability also includes comparing a presented object with a remembered object.
 
Visualization The ability to imagine how something will look after it is moved around or when its parts are moved or rearranged.
 
Multilimb Coordination The ability to coordinate two or more limbs (for example, two arms, two legs, or one leg and one arm) while sitting, standing, or lying down. It does not involve performing the activities while the whole body is in motion.
 
Reaction Time The ability to quickly respond (with the hand, finger, or foot) to a signal (sound, light, picture) when it appears.
 
Auditory Attention The ability to focus on a single source of sound in the presence of other distracting sounds.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Manufacturing
Job Family: Manufacturing
Benchmark Title: Forging Machine Setters, Operators and Tenders
 
Prerequisite Qualification Category Education and Experience Level
Required Level of Education High School Diploma (or GED or High School Equivalence Certificate)
 
On-Site or In-Plant Training Up to and including 1 month
 
On-the-Job Training Anything beyond short demonstration, up to and including 1 month
 
On-the-Job Training Over 6 months, up to and including 1 year
 
Related Work Experience Over 2 years, up to and including 4 years
 
Related Work Experience None
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Manufacturing
Job Family: Manufacturing
Benchmark Title: Forging Machine Setters, Operators and Tenders
 
Alternate Job Title(s)
Air Table Operator
Anvil Seating Press Operator
Automatic Casting-Forging Machine Operator
Blacksmith
Board Hammer Operator
Bolt Machine Operator
Buckshot Swage Operator
Bulldozer Operator
Bulldozer Press Operator
Cage Maker
Charging Manipulator
Cold Header
Cold Header Operator
Die Caster
Die Forger
Die Holder
Die Machine Operator
Die Setter
Drop Forge Hand
Drop Forge Operator
Drop Forger
Drop Hammer Set Up Operator
Drophammer Operator
Dropper
Expander
Expander Machine Operator
Fastener Technologist
Forge Hand
Forge Operator
Forge Press Operator
Forge Tender
Forger
Forgesmith
Forging Machine Hand
Forging Machine Operator
Forging Press Operator
Forging Roll Operator
Gang Punch Operator
Hammer Driver
Hammer Operator
Hammer Runner
Hammersmith
Header Machine Operator
Header Operator
Header Set-Up Operator
Header Setup Operator
Heat Reader
Heavy Forger
Heavy Forging Machine Operator
Hydraulic Operator
Keel Press Operator
Knuckler
Lever Operator
Lever Tender
Machine Operator
Manipulator Operator
Manufacturing Assistant
Manufacturing Associate
Manufacturing Operator
Mold Technician
Molding Operator
Multi Operation Machine Operator
Nut Former
Operator
Planishing Hammer Operator
Plastic Shaper
Power Hammer Operator
Press Operator
Process Technician
Restrike Hammer Operator
Ring Roller Operator
Rivet Maker
Roller Machine Operator
Set Up Operator
Set Up Techncian
Spike Machine Operator
Spike Maker
Spring Fitter
Spring Forger
Spring Salvage Worker
Steam Hammer Operator
Steel Shot Header Operator
Swager
Swager Operator
Swaging Machine Operator
Upset Operator
Upsetter
Upsetting Machine Operator
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Manufacturing
Job Family: Manufacturing
Benchmark Title: Forging Machine Setters, Operators and Tenders
 
 
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