Element Winding Machine Tender

Tend wire winding machines that automatically wind elements.
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Salary Range
$20,000 – $42,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Element Winding Machine Tenders do?

Tends wire winding machine that automatically winds elements used in electrical and electronic components, equipment, instruments, and devices, following work orders and wiring diagrams, using handtools: Reads work orders and specifications to determine materials required. Loads wire spools onto machine spindles and adjusts machine controls at specified positions, following machine setup instructions and wiring diagrams. Threads specified wire through winding guides or over coil, using handtools, such as tweezers, hook, or spreader. Clamps element or coil onto machine fixture and attaches wire to element or coil, using handtools, such as tweezers, hook, flux, soldering iron, and microscope. Sets winding counter or tension adjustments, and manipulates hand or foot controls to start machine. Observes and monitors machine winding to detect deviations from standards, and to stop or ensure automatic shut-off of machine after specified number of windings. Severs wire manually, using scissors, wire snippers, or cutters, or pushes lever to activate automatic machine wire cutting. May record production information. May mix and apply cement, glue, or varnish to element or coil and heat element or coil in curing oven to reinforce, insulate, and prevent raveling of wire. May test and measure elements and coils for resistance factors and linearity, using ohmmeter, computer, and calipers.


Should I be an Element Winding Machine Tender?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.

  • Also known as: Electric Motor Winders Assembler

    How to Become an
    Element Winding Machine Tender

    Most Element Winding Machine Tenders have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9baaaa&chl=no+college+%2897%25%29|certificate+%283%25%29||||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,97,97
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