Forge Operator I- This position is responsible to work as a crew helper on presses within the Forge, assist in the forgings and forming of various types of materials and shapes.
Essential Job Functions but not limited to the following:
Work as a crew member performing duties related to the forge operation under the direction of the Supervisor/Forge Operator II.
Ability to operate the manipulator and other required equipment.
Charge steel into furnaces prior to forging, when required.
Operate furnace doors, light furnaces, use and read furnace instrumentation, assist in forging operation as a floor man.
Place punches on forging, paddle forging, operate cutting and scarfing torch, clean scale from forging as material is being forged.
Stamp identification markings on forging by hand or power activated tool.
Stack brick in furnace openings.
Change jaws and dies.
Perform preventative maintenance duties associated to the proper function and operation of the forge area.
Complete clerical duties.
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT:
Hand tools, Power Hand Tools, Pneumatic Tools
Motorized Equipment (generators, pressure washer, fork lift, etc.) and Heavy Equipment (Loader, lift, etc)
Forging hammer, press, straightening press, manipulator, forklift, crane, sledge hammer, punches, shovels, brooms, punching rings, paddles, grinders, cutting and scarfing torch, pile driver, shims, dies, die key, furnaces, spacer bars, measuring devices, hand and power activated stamping machine, material handling equipment and other tools common to the forging trade.
Various ferrous and non-ferrous metals, oxygen, cutting gas, compressed air, fire brick, oil dry, water and other supplies such as die lubricant, hot chalk, paint, lubricants, mica, and heat retardant covers needed for forging operations.
Maintain working area in a clean, orderly and safe condition.
Observe all safety rules and regulations.
Attend all required meetings and trainings
Perform all other duties as required.
Regular attendance as scheduled is an essential function.
Equal Opportunity Employer-minorities/ females/veterans/individuals with disabilities /sexual orientation/gender identity.