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Forge Shop Workers

Overview

Forging is a process of shaping and conditioning metal by pressing, pounding, or squeezing it, with or without heat. In general, forge shop workers set up and operate equipment in which hot metal that is to be shaped into something useful is held in place on a die or metal form. A second die is then dropped or forced against the hot metal, pressing it into the desired shape. The Forging Industry Association reports that approximately 45,000 people are employed in the industry in the United States and Canada.

Salary Range

$25,000 to $75,000

Minimum Education Level

High School Diploma

Certification/License

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Outlook

Decline
Personality Traits

Hands On

Problem-Solving

Technical

Career Ladder
Supervisor

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Helper

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