Coiler Operator

Operate equipment to wind steel strips into coils.
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Quick Stats


Salary Range
$20,000 – $54,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Coiler Operators do?

Operates equipment to wind steel strip into coils as strip emerges from rolling mill or continuous annealing, pickling, or tempering lines: Moves controls to synchronize coiling machine speed and action of machine guides, gates, and rolls with feed tables and conveyors. Examines strip surface for scale, weld defects, and specified oil coating. Verifies specified width and gauge of strip, using measuring tape and micrometer. Cuts strip into specified lengths, cuts defects from strip, and cuts excess metal from welds, using power shear and weld notcher. Moves controls to transfer coils onto conveyor for automatic bundling and piling. May assist mill crew in making roll changes and in adjusting or replacing equipment on rolling line, using handtools.


Should I be a Coiler Operator?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • High Achiever: You love the challenge of tackling difficult work.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.

  • Also known as: Bloom Conveyor Operator, Cold-Work Operator, Hoop-Punch-And-Coiler Operator, Pig Conveyor Operator

    How to become a Coiler Operator

    Coiler 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 Coiler Operator-related education!
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