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Manipulator Operator

Operate manipulators to transport metal stocks.

What does a Manipulator Operator do?

Operates manipulator to transport metal stock from furnace and position and turn it on anvil of forging press or hammer: Moves levers and pedals to guide manipulator along floor or on overhead rails to furnace. Moves levers on control box to grasp workpiece with jaws mounted on arm extending from manipulator cab, and transports workpiece to press or hammer. Moves controls of arm to turn and position workpiece on anvil as it is being shaped, following signals of HEAVY FORGER.