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ISCO 08 Code 7221     Blacksmiths, hammersmiths and forging press workers

Lead Statement
Blacksmiths, hammersmiths and forging-press workers draw wire, hammer and forge bars, rods, ingots and plates of iron, steel or other metals to make and repair various kinds of tools, metal articles, pieces of equipment, agricultural and related implements.

Task statement
Tasks include:

  • heating metal in forge furnace and manufacturing and repairing articles by drawing, bending, cutting, hammering metal on an anvil, punching, shearing, joining and hardening or tempering;
  • shaping heated metal into forgings on power hammer equipped with open dies;
  • operating closed-die drop hammer to forge metal articles;
  • operating a power-press machine equipped with closed dies to forge metal articles;
  • drawing wire;
  • reading work orders or blueprints to determine specified tolerances and sequences of operations for machine setup;
  • measuring and inspecting machine parts to ensure conformance to product specifications.

Included occupations
Examples of the occupations classified here:

  • Blacksmith
  • Drop-hammer worker
  • Forging-press worker
  • Hammersmith

Excluded occupations
Some related occupations classified elsewhere:

  • Casting machine-operator-7223
  • Machine-tool machine-operator-7223

ISCO 88 Code(s) 7221, part
(NCvB; Mei 2010)