Forging Cell Operators

Rex Forge
Oct 18, 2016
Oct 26, 2016
Employer Type
Direct Employer
Employment Type
Full Time
Job Description:

FORGING CELL OPERATORS Forging Cell Operators rotate to various positions where they will set up, control and operate presses (Forging/Trim), spray units and induction heaters. Forging Press: Ensuring that the steel billets are heated to the proper heat range, the forger places them in the press cavity using hand tongs. Using foot pedals to activate the "Bust, Block and Finish" strokes, the forger converts the steel billet into a semi complete product. Trim Press: After the forging process is complete, another operator takes the part using hand tongs and places it in the Trim Die. Using foot pedals to activate the trim stroke the operator removes the flashing from the semi complete part to specified tolerances. Sprayers: In the absence of automatic spraying equipment, an operator sprays the dies with graphite or some other medium. This medium allows the operator to remove the heated billet from the forming dies. Cell Operators perform physical activities that require considerable use of your arms and legs and moving your whole body, such as climbing, lifting, balancing, walking, stooping, and handling of materials

Company Description:

Founded in 1867 as the Atwater Manufacturing Company, the Company initially forged a variety of products, from armaments to oxen shoes, using hammers driven by pulleys and belts powered by the adjacent Quinnipiac River.

In the early 1900's, the Company's products evolved from forgings for horse drawn carriages to components for automobiles and trucks, including some of the very first forgings used by Henry Ford and the Ford Motor Company.

While always maintaining a primary focus and expertise in serving the automotive and truck industries, during the 1900's Rex Forge expanded into serving customers in the mining, railroad, fluid control and ordnance industries as well.