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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 Kingston - Pembroke 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
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Local Labour Market NewsWeek of Nov 25 - Nov 29, 2013
- Construction will begin in spring 2014 on the expansion of the Belleville and Quinte West Community Health Centre in Trenton
- A new Boston Pizza opened in Trenton, employing 65 staff
- HDT Expeditionary Systems Inc. was awarded a $3.5M contract to build deployable, climate-controlled shelters for the Canadian Armed Forces, creating eight new jobs in Belleville and a total of 23 across Ontario
- Hastings-Quinte Emergency Medical Services announced it will recruit 10 part-time paramedics
- Construction is expected to begin in spring 2014 on a water treatment plant in Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory and should be completed by the end of 2015
- Sigma Stretch Film of Canada Co., a manufacturer of stretch films located in Belleville, will receive funding to install a new production line, creating 10 new jobs and retaining 123 existing positions
- Construction is expected to start shortly on a new $7.4M fire hall in Belleville
- Construction started on a new ambulance station, located on Robertsville Road in the county of Frontenac and is expected to be completed in March 2014
- Benson Auto Parts received approval to build a new retail store in Petawawa, with construction expected to begin in spring 2014
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