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Top 34 Forge Operator Skills

Below we've compiled a list of the most important skills for a Forge Operator. We ranked the top skills based on the percentage of Forge Operator resumes they appeared on. For example, 26.9% of Forge Operator resumes contained Preventative Maintenance as a skill. Let's find out what skills a Forge Operator actually needs in order to be successful in the workplace.

These are the most important skills for a Forge Operator:

1. Preventative Maintenance

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Here's how Preventative Maintenance is used in Forge Operator jobs:
  • Maintain machinery to include daily and preventative maintenance as well as programming machinery to accommodate various materials.
  • Developed an effective preventative maintenance schedule for all shop equipment.

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2. Safety Procedures

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3. Micrometers

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Here's how Micrometers is used in Forge Operator jobs:
  • Perform quality checks using micrometers, calipers and other gauges to assure finished forged stabilizer bars are within specification.
  • Operated Forklift and measured products with micrometers and calipers.
  • Perform quality checks using micrometers, calipers and other gauges to assure incoming raw material are within specification.
  • Measure and inspect parts using various inspection tools (Calipers, Gauges, Micrometers, etc.)
  • Utilized micrometers, calipers, grinders and a wide array of hand tools.
  • Use calipers and micrometers to measure parts to blue print.
  • Inspected parts and tooling pre and post forge using rulers, calipers, dial indicators, and micrometers.

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4. Machine Setup

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5. RAN

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Here's how RAN is used in Forge Operator jobs:
  • Consulted with maintenance and engineering teams to develop solutions for improper part tolerances, coating processes, and equipment malfunctions.
  • Make sure every bundle is properly tagged with proper finished material amount before being transferred to customer (Furnace).
  • Transferred to forge shop to run and setup three large presses, a counter blow hammer and man mate.
  • Operate fork lift to transfer drop hammer dies, trims and finished product to and from work area.
  • Used over head cranes and forklifts to move parts as well as tooling around shop area.
  • Read work orders or blueprints to determine specified tolerances and sequences of operations for machine setup.
  • Check dimensions of sucker rod parts and holds tolerance of plus or minus .001.
  • Experienced crane operator for 3 years and forge operator for 6 years.
  • Operated an overhead remote crane to move and stage raw material.
  • Used forging hammers, hoisting devices, cranes, guides.
  • Operated manipulator to transfer heated billet from furnace to press.
  • Operate other equipment: Overhead cranes, Forklifts, Yard Truck
  • Can also use hi lo and over head cranes.
  • Utilized Overhead crane with belly-box controls to maneuver Dies.
  • Check and maintain sizes and tolerances during processing.
  • Trim and compress finished forgings to specified tolerances.
  • Transfer molten metal to holding furnaces.
  • Set up and operation of crankshaft forge
  • Transported bearings from conveyer lines.
  • Monitor, clean dyes, check chrankshafts to see if they are good

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6. CNC

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Here's how CNC is used in Forge Operator jobs:
  • Operated 5,000 ton press daily, operation was manual or automatic using a CNC numerical screen.
  • Use cnc operated saws shears lathes and mills to size billet charges.
  • Can run and setup Rod Straighteners, Manual Forges, CNCAuto Arm Forges, and Automatic Multi-forges.

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7. Hand Tools

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Here's how Hand Tools is used in Forge Operator jobs:
  • Adjust functional parts of devices or control instruments, using hand tools, levels, plumb bobs, or straightedges.
  • Repair or replace defective equipment parts, using hand tools and power tools, and reassemble equipment.
  • General Labor: Forging Hand Tools Trim and Roll Billets Produce quality hand tools

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8. Minus

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9. Height Gauges

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10. Set-Up

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Here's how Set-Up is used in Forge Operator jobs:
  • Perform set-up and trouble shooting forge press.

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11. Blueprint Specifications

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12. Quality Standards

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13. Product Specifications

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Here's how Product Specifications is used in Forge Operator jobs:
  • Measure and inspect machined parts to ensure conformance to product specifications.

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14. Inspect Parts

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Here's how Inspect Parts is used in Forge Operator jobs:
  • Forged Aluminum suspension parts for various model cars, grind defects out of parts, inspect parts.

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15. Raw Materials

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16. Machine Operation

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Here's how Machine Operation is used in Forge Operator jobs:
  • Turn handles or knobs to set pressures and depths of ram strokes and to synchronize machine operations.

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17. Osha

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Here's how Osha is used in Forge Operator jobs:
  • Followed all proper safety procedures including OSHA regulations while operating machinery.

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18. Wide Array

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19. Production Requirements

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20. Necessary Adjustments

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Here's how Necessary Adjustments is used in Forge Operator jobs:
  • Directed operators in necessary adjustments to production process.
  • Monitored process to maintain alignment with job and technical requirements; made necessary adjustments to schedules.

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21. Tape Measure

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22. Extreme Temperatures

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Here's how Extreme Temperatures is used in Forge Operator jobs:
  • Worked in extreme temperatures above 100 .

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23. Tow Motor

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24. Safety Issues

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25. Safety Requirements

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26. Standard Units

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27. Assembly Line

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28. Production Runs

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Here's how Production Runs is used in Forge Operator jobs:
  • Documented inspection results and kept records of all quality checks during production runs.
  • Remove dies from machines when production runs are finished.

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29. Chain Hoist

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30. Trolley

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Here's how Trolley is used in Forge Operator jobs:
  • Operated chain hoist/trolley to maneuver steel axles.

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31. Company Specifications

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32. Operational Specifications

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Here's how Operational Specifications is used in Forge Operator jobs:
  • Confer with other workers about machine setups and operational specifications.

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33. Company Policies

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Here's how Company Policies is used in Forge Operator jobs:
  • Follow all safety guidelines and company policies.

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34. Customer Specifications

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Here's how Customer Specifications is used in Forge Operator jobs:
  • Inspected forgings and insure quality control is to customer specifications.

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20 Most Common Skills For A Forge Operator

Preventative Maintenance

30.9%

Safety Procedures

14.7%

Micrometers

8.1%

Machine Setup

6.7%

RAN

5.6%

CNC

4.9%

Hand Tools

4.6%

Minus

3.5%

Height Gauges

3.2%

Set-Up

2.8%

Blueprint Specifications

2.5%

Quality Standards

2.1%

Product Specifications

1.8%

Inspect Parts

1.8%

Raw Materials

1.4%

Machine Operation

1.4%

Osha

1.1%

Wide Array

1.1%

Production Requirements

1.1%

Necessary Adjustments

1.1%
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Typical Skill-Sets Required For A Forge Operator

Rank Skill
1 Preventative Maintenance 26.9%
2 Safety Procedures 12.8%
3 Micrometers 7.0%
4 Machine Setup 5.8%
5 RAN 4.9%
6 CNC 4.3%
7 Hand Tools 4.0%
8 Minus 3.1%
9 Height Gauges 2.8%
10 Set-Up 2.4%
11 Blueprint Specifications 2.1%
12 Quality Standards 1.8%
13 Product Specifications 1.5%
14 Inspect Parts 1.5%
15 Raw Materials 1.2%
16 Machine Operation 1.2%
17 Osha 0.9%
18 Wide Array 0.9%
19 Production Requirements 0.9%
20 Necessary Adjustments 0.9%
21 Tape Measure 0.9%
22 Extreme Temperatures 0.9%
23 Tow Motor 0.9%
24 Safety Issues 0.9%
25 Safety Requirements 0.9%
26 Standard Units 0.9%
27 Assembly Line 0.9%
28 Production Runs 0.9%
29 Chain Hoist 0.9%
30 Trolley 0.9%
31 Company Specifications 0.9%
32 Operational Specifications 0.9%
33 Company Policies 0.9%
34 Customer Specifications 0.9%
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