A Blacksmith earns an average wage of $20.00 per hour. Most people in this job have more than five years' experience in related jobs.
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Job Description for Blacksmith
The typical work of a blacksmith requires in-depth knowledge and experience with forging metals. Many blacksmiths are responsible for repairing equipment and tools such as heavy machinery, farm equipment, motor vehicle parts, and building structures. Not only do blacksmiths repair metals, but they are also responsible for assembling structures and parts for their first use.Read More...
Creativity and focus are very important in this position, and the typical work environment of a blacksmith is a shop setting with many tools to aid with the forging of the metals used. Although shops are the common work settings, there will be many times when blacksmiths are needed out in the field to perform work. Because blacksmiths are craftsman of metals, candidates for the position should generally have prior experience with the forging of steel and similar metals. Their shifts and working hours can be around-the-clock due to the demanding nature of the position; although education beyond high school is not necessarily required, many organizations require applicants to hold a certification in their trade of specialty. (Copyright 2017 PayScale.com)