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Forging machine operators operate forging machines to form and shape metal into various shapes and sizes and impart desired strength, hardness or other characteristics. They are employed primarily in the fabricated metal products, machinery, and transportation equipment industries.
bending machine operator, cold drawn operator, cold press operator, forging press operator, hot press operator, manipulator operator, trip hammer operator, upsetter operator.
- Operate gas or oil fired furnaces to heat metal to proper temperature prior to forging
- Place metal pieces in furnace using hand tongs or overhead cranes and remove from furnace when colour of metal indicates proper forging temperature, or load and unload furnace with automatic conveyor
- Position heated or cold metal pieces, on die of press or other forging machinery
- Operate presses or other forging machines to perform hot or cold forging by flattening, straightening, twisting, forming, drawing, upsetting, splitting, cutting, punching, piercing, bending, coining, or other operations to shape or form metal
- Position and adjust dies on anvil of forging machinery using overhead cranes or other hoisting devices and hand tools.
Outlook & Prospects for Forging Machine Operators in Yellowknife Region
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Provincial Employment Potential Information
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Labour Market Bulletins
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Provincial / Territorial Labour Market NewsWeek of Nov 25 - Nov 29, 2013
- The Government of the Northwest Territories is introducing an on-the-job training program to help fill various job openings. Approximately half of the positions, which span a range of occupations, are located in communities outside of Yellowknife.
- The Business Incentive Policy office for the Government of the Northwest Territories has recently moved from Yellowknife to Hay River. The move has created four new jobs in Hay River and continues the plan to spread the social, economic and employment benefits of government activity throughout the Northwest Territories.
- The federal government has approved Avalon Rare Metals' Nechalacho rare earth project near the Great Slave Lake
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