7221-Blacksmiths, hammer smiths and forging press workers

Job Title: 

Blacksmiths, hammer smiths and forging press workers

Job Description: 

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


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.
Specific Occupations: 

Blacksmith/ Farrier/ Mistry, forging (steam hammer)/ Nal bund/ Ghange man, railway

Forger / Operator/Driver(drop-hammer /forge hammer/ forging-press)

Hammersmith/ Smith(spring/ knife/ tool/ bulldozer)

Caster, dye-casting (metal)/ Drawer(wire)/ Former, metal (manual)

Foreman(die casting)/ Foreman(wire drawer)/Former, pig machine (iron and steel)

Forger, drop

Operator, press: forging/Operator, press: metal (forging)

Smith, anvil/Worker, forging press

Source Of Info: 

Source: Pakistan Bureau of Statistics, PSCO-2330