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Blacksmith Helper

Assist Blacksmith in forging metal articles.

What does a Blacksmith Helper do?

Assists BLACKSMITH in forging metal articles: Obtains equipment, such as stop blocks and hammer dies from toolroom. Cuts metal to predetermined size, using saw. Lights furnace and turns control valves to regulate temperature. Lifts metal parts from furnace with tongs and places parts on anvil or under power hammer. Strikes parts with sledge as BLACKSMITH positions parts over forming dies set in anvil. Grinds surfaces of finished parts, using portable and stationary power grinders. May sweep floor and remove debris from work area. Performs other duties as described under HELPER Master Title.