Coil-Winding Machines Set-Up Mechanic

Set up and maintain machines used to wind, form, strip, or connect wires.
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Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Coil-Winding Machines Set-Up Mechanics do?

Sets up, adjusts, and maintains machines used to wind, tape, form, strip, or connect wire for electrical coils, using setup charts and handtools: Changes fixtures in automatic coil-winding machines and core-insulating machines, replaces wire supply, and threads wire or insulating paper through tension devices to accommodate different size coils and windings. Turns screws and knobs to adjust settings of electrical switches and counters in automatic armature-and-field-coil-winding machines, using wrenches and screwdriver. Tightens bolts to align pulleys and adjust belt tension. Removes winding jaws from automatic winding machines and holds against powered buffing wheel to smooth surfaces, using lapping compound. Changes forming dies and holding devices in coil forming presses and changes cutting blades in wire-stripping machine to accommodate different sizes of wire. Replaces defective parts. Operates power grinder to make specialty tools used in winding department, such as picks, winding hooks, and scrapers.


Should I be a Coil-Winding Machines Set-Up Mechanic?

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 Winding Machines Set-Up Mechanic, Set-Up Mechanic, Coil-Winding Machines

    How to Become a
    Coil-Winding Machines Set-Up Mechanic

    Coil-Winding Machines Set-Up Mechanics 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 Coil-Winding Machines Set-Up Mechanic-related education!
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