Drop-Wire Aligner

Tend machines that align drop-wires used on loom harnesses.
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Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Drop-Wire Aligners do?

Tends machine that aligns drop-wires used on loom harnesses: Loads drop wires in machine chutes. Turns handwheel to secure electrostatic bar in machine bed. Starts machine and observes operation for clogs. Clears jams, using screwdriver. Removes bar and wires from machine and replaces damaged wires. Slides metal strip through drop wire eyelets to facilitate attachment to loom harness.


Should I be a Drop-Wire Aligner?

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

  • Also known as: Drop Man

    How to become a Drop-Wire Aligner

    Drop-Wire Aligners 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 Drop-Wire Aligner-related education!
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