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Forge Operator (Small Press)

Company: Pursuit Aerospace
Location: Euclid
Posted on: April 3, 2024

Job Description:


The following description and statements include those details necessary to describe the principle functions of the occupation and is not to be construed as an all-inclusive list of characteristics that are inherent to the job/occupation.
JOB SUMMARY: Set-up, maintain, and operate screw and mechanical type forge presses along with heating and trimming equipment to forge and trim a wide variety of parts. Set-up, maintain and operate a forging press to extrude and block down or extrude and warm-coin small to medium airfoil-shaped parts from heated slugs.

  • Assistance may be given other operators on proper operational procedures.
  • Perform housekeeping and other job-related duties as assigned by Foreman.
  • May be required to move material within the work area.
  • Follow and maintain all safety procedures to insure the safest possible work environment.


  • Work from blueprints and tooling layouts to set-up (assemble, align and adjust) die sets involving multiple components. Adjust strokes and clearances, clean-up dies and make periodical adjustments to ensure compliance with specifications.
  • Jog press to check clearances. Maintain heat in dies prior to and during all operational periods. Preheat dies as prescribed.
  • Use induction heating unit to obtain heated pieces for forging. May be manual load or hopper feed. Check tocco unit during operation sequence for proper heat and operation.
  • Usually works individually to heat, forge and trim parts. May work in conjunction with one or more assistants as a "crew". In such situations, acts as leader of the crew.
  • Observe and maintain furnace heat. Maintain heat in dies if appropriate. Make necessary adjustments to induction unit controls and minor adjustments to auxiliary equipment as needed.
  • Tong material from heating unit to die cavity or receive from automatic transfer feed - trip the ram release to complete the forging cycle, trim the part when applicable and place in chute or container.
  • Close attentiveness to details concerning material conditions, lubrication of dies and personal safety must be maintained during short forging cycle.
  • Make minor touch up on dies using abrasive strips and small air guns. Major die work requires assistance from die polishers.
  • Frequently check forged parts for form, finish, dimensional accuracy and forging defects.
  • Handle large wrenches and heavy tooling with assistance.
  • Periodically transport production materials (i.e. WIP, parts, tools equipment, salvage material, scrap, and waste) to the next operation or designated location utilizing a powered industrial truck, powered industrial walk-behind, or pallet jack.
  • Monitor temperature, pressure and other gages.
  • Read and interpret blueprints, factory routers, sketches and drawings, Safety Data sheets and other safety related information.
  • Meets compliance requirements of Pursuit business conduct guidelines as applicable to this position.
  • Maintain logs, inspection sheets, and various other paperwork as required by Pursuit Aerospace and its customers.
  • Train other Forge Operators in proper procedures, methods and techniques.


  • High school diploma or G.E.D. Certificate; experience using a band saw and lathe.
  • Minimum of one year of forging experience in a manufacturing environment.


  • Safety-oriented attitude. Ensure proper eye and ear protection is worn at all times.
  • Exhibit solid attendance record by reporting to work on a regular and consistent basis and be able to work an entire shift.
  • Ability to perform basic mathematical computations.


  • Work is performed while standing, sitting and/or walking.
  • Requires the ability to communicate effectively using speech, vision, and hearing.
  • Requires bending, squatting, crawling, climbing, and reaching.
  • Requires activities involving being around moving machinery, exposure to marked changes in temperature and humidity, and exposure to dust.
  • Requires the ability to lift, carry, push or pull medium weights with assistance ranging from 50 to 90 pounds.


Keywords: Pursuit Aerospace, Euclid , Forge Operator (Small Press), Other , Euclid, Ohio

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