Asbestos Wire Finisher

Set up and operate machines to card asbestos fibers.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Asbestos Wire Finishers do?

Sets up and operates machine to card asbestos fibers, wrap fibers around electric wire, and impregnate fibers with wax: Loads reels of wire onto machine spindle, threads wire between guides, through taping, carding, impregnating, and cooling units, and fastens wire to takeup reel. Places roll of tape on spindle and inserts end in taping device that folds tape around wire. Places lap II of asbestos on carding device that shreds asbestos and cards fibers onto wire in continuous layer. Starts machine. Readjusts controls and replenishes supply of tape and asbestos to ensure uniform coverage of wire.

Should I be an Asbestos Wire Finisher?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.

  • How to become an Asbestos Wire Finisher

    Asbestos Wire Finishers generally graduate from high school and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate’s degree to increase your chances of finding a good job. Check out these schools offering Asbestos Wire Finisher-related education!
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