Blacksmiths forge and repair metal parts; make striking and cutting tools; make, sharpen or harden drills; chisel; and perform custom work including ornamental railings, gates, grilles, and furniture.
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What Preparation and Training Do You Need?
What's Your Future as a Blacksmith (600P)?
Apprentice wage increases with skill and experience. Fully qualified workers average $16.00-$22.00 per hour.
|Do you have a valid driver’s license?|
|Do you enjoy learning about, mastering and applying different forging, heat-treating and metal pre-cutting processes and techniques?|
|Do you like looking at a diagram and figuring out how it comes together?|
|Are you able to follow Health & Safety guidelines?|
|Do you enjoy working with tools, different pieces of equipment?|
|Are you detail-oriented? Do you take pride in completing tasks perfectly? Are you a creative person?|
|Are you reliable, a self-starter and able to work with minimal supervision? Do you have great communication skills?|
If you checked YES to the majority of these questions, a career as a Blacksmith may be for you!
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