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Smiths and Forge Workers

Smiths and forge workers operate or direct the operation of power hammers and presses to shape heated metal to requirements and to make and repair a variety of metal articles by heating, hammering and bending.

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About this Career

£12,856

Average salary

New workers start around £8,029.54. Normal pay is £12,856 per year. Highly experienced workers can earn up to £19,398.09.

Annual Openings

Job counts include both employed and self-employed persons in Cornwall, and do<br /> not distinguish between full and part-time jobs.

Daily Tasks

  • Fits and secures horses shoes.
  • Tempers and hardens forged pieces, as required, by quenching in oil or water.
  • Bends or shapes metal by hand forging methods using hammers, punches, drifts and other hand tools.
  • Uses special forging tools to shape and cut metal as required.
  • Operates or directs operation of press or hammer and repositions workpiece between strokes.
  • Positions or directs the positioning of heated metal on anvil or other work surface.
  • Heats or supervises the heating in furnace of metal to be forged.
  • Reads and interprets order or blueprint to determine operational requirements.

Skills Employers Are Looking For

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Skills

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Active Learning
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Critical Thinking
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Learning Strategies
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Monitoring
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Reading Comprehension
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Mathematics
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Active Listening
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Writing
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Speaking
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Science
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Truro College
College Road
Truro
Cornwall
TR1 3XX

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