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Blacksmiths forge a variety of metal items, such as tools, chains, wrought iron fixtures, agricultural implements and structural components. Die setters set up forging machines, such as forging presses, drop hammers, forging rolls and upsetters. They are employed primarily by fabricated metal products, machinery and transportation equipment manufacturing companies.
- Heat metal items in forge
- Hammer, punch, cut or otherwise form metal workpieces into desired shapes and sizes
- Forge special tools from metal or devise special jigs or fixtures
- Temper, harden or anneal forged items
- Shape metal using power forging machinery.
- Select dies for forging according to work order and specifications
- Position, align and bolt dies to ram and anvil of power presses and hammers
- Check initial operation of forging machine to ensure that machine is set up properly for use by forging machine operators.
Outlook & Prospects for Blacksmiths and Die Setters in Southern Region
The future forecast and current conditions for an occupation can vary based on location or due to changes in the economy, technology, or demand for a product or service.
Local Employment Potential Information
|Location||Employment Potential||Release Date|
|Southern Region||(1 of 3 stars)||2011-06-09|
Currently there is a limited chance of Blacksmiths and Die Setters finding work in the local area as there are very few if any workers in this occupation.
Although employment opportunities locally are limited, opportunities may exist in other areas of the province or in other regions of the country. People who are able to work elsewhere may want to research the opportunities for this occupation in other labour markets within Nova Scotia and across the country. The future employment outlook for Blacksmiths and Die Setters in Nova Scotia is expected to be limited over the next 5 years due to the small size of the occupation in the province.
Additional information on Blacksmiths and Die Setters (opportunities in other areas, training, who hires, current job openings, statistics and other information), is available on other parts of this web site.
Local Labour Market NewsWeek of Nov 18 - Nov 22, 2013
- The aquatic centre at the Lunenburg County Lifestyle Centre has suffered construction delays, and its planned November opening has been moved to at least late winter. The arena in the complex opened this fall, and the library is expected to do the same in the coming weeks.
- A new clothing store, KBS Fashionable Treasures, has opened on Main Street in Liverpool
- Seafood processing company Bluewave Seafoods Inc. of Port Mouton has filed for creditor protection and its future is uncertain. The plant employs 70 full and part-time employees.
- Lange¿s Rock Farm of Maplewood has obtained a $499,990 contract to complete one of the phases of the seawall on the Northwest Arm in the Halifax Regional municipality
- Despite the closure of the Bowater-Mersey paper mill18 months ago, a number of new businesses have sprung up on Main Street in Liverpool and in other parts of Queens County. They include restaurants, clothing stores, an insurance company, and an aromatherapy and massage business.
- Local harbour improvement projects, which will include construction and repair of wharves and harbour dredging, have been announced by the federal government for Pinkney¿s Point, Meteghan, Wedgeport, and Saulnierville
- Repair and renovation work on the historic Cox Warehouse in Shelburne will begin soon, with a roofing contract awarded to On Shore Construction. Work on the rest of the building will be completed by the spring of 2014.
- A $7.5M renovation project continues at the Bridgewater Mall. New tenants include Dollarama, Sport Chek, Leon¿s Furniture, Mark¿s, and Winners, and most will be open for business during the winter of 2014.
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