Operate high energy forming machines that shape metallic materials.
What does a High-Energy Forming Equipment Operator do?
Sets up and operates high energy forming machine and associated equipment to shape metallic materials and parts used in manufacturing aeronautical and aerospace products, following operational procedures, blueprints, sketches, and specifications: Reviews instructions to plan work procedure. Trims or assists other workers in trimming preformed part to approximate shape of specified die, using handtools and power tools. Positions part against die and seals edges, using sealing compound. Evacuates air between part and die, using vacuum pump, and submerges part and die into water of forming tank. Prepares and assembles explosive charge and positions charge in forming tank. Detonates charge which forces part into shape of die. Removes part from tank, and examines part for defects.