Coil Shaper

Spread and shape coils to fit armatures, rotors, and stator slots.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$20,000 – $44,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Coil Shapers do?

Spreads and shapes coils to fit armature, rotor, and stator slots, using coil-spreading machine: Moves levers and handwheels to position side clamps, end clamps, spreader bars, or forming blocks which set specified span and angle of knuckle. Places coil in clamp holders and closes clamps, using hand lever. Depresses pedal or pulls levers to spread and shape coils. Aligns and curves coil ends, using rawhide hammer. Releases hand clamps, removes coils, and verifies dimensions of coil, using rule or template.

Should I be a Coil Shaper?

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: Coil Cutter, Coil Spreader

    How to become a Coil Shaper

    Most Coil Shapers have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate's degree to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9baaaa&chl=no+college+%2898%25%29|certificate+%282%25%29|associate%27s+%281%25%29|||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,98,98
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