Braider Operator

Set up and operate battery of automatic braiding machines.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Braider Operators do?

Sets up and operates battery of automatic braiding machines that cover electric wire and cable with insulating material, such as cotton yarn, rubber tape, fiberglass, or fine steel, copper, and aluminum strands: Places bobbins of insulating material on machine spindles and threads strands through braiding head according to pattern draft which specifies lay and sequence of braiding. Locks spool of wire to be insulated in payoff spindle; threads wire through machine guides, footage counter, and braiding head; and turns setscrews to control tension of wire. Adjusts traverse attachment to ensure even winding of wire. Starts machine and winds braided wire around capstan and onto takeoff spool. Replaces empty bobbins and ties broken threads. May repair thread breaks, using brush and glue.

Should I be a Braider Operator?

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.

  • Also known as: Broke Beater Operator

    How to become a Braider Operator

    Braider Operators 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 Braider Operator-related education!
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