Forge Press Operator

Location: Chesterfield, Michigan
Date Posted: 03-09-2018
Responsible for the set up and operation of forge and trim presses by performing the following duties.:
  • Installs specified dies on press die sets, and positions and clamps holding fixtures to die sets.
  • Aligns metal parts between dies or positions them against fixtures on press.
  • Moves controls to lower ram that forces dies together.
  • Dimensionally lays out parts.
  • Monitors and records all associated dimensions on the product to ensure conformance to all customer specifications.
  • Identifies maintenance needs of equipment and reports to management.
  • Communicates with Die department on recommendation of windage and stock to add to dies.
  • Mixes lubricants in lubrication tank.
  • Performs preventative maintenance checks on press and die sets
  • Monitors temperatures of furnaces according to type of metal being forged.
  • Completes quality documents such as SPC charts, routers, and tags.
  • Maintains housekeeping and safety standards in work area.
  • Duties of Surface Prep Technician - prepare raw and preformed material for forging operations, utilizing blasters, Pangborns, Belt Grinders, Hand Grinders, Buffers, Mills, Ban Saws, Chop Saws, Trim Presses, Arbor Press, Tumblers, and F.P.I.
  • Additional duties as requested by management.
Education and/or Experience
  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED); and two to three years related experience and/or training.
Mathematical Skills
  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.
Reasoning Ability:
  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.
Technical Skills
  • Knowledge of inspection equipment such as calipers, micrometers, CMM, height gages, and comparators.
  • Working knowledge of press operations and forging equipment.
  • Knowledge of blueprint reading and geometric tolerancing.
Job Type: Full-time

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