Fancy Wire Drawer

Draw, shape, and engrave or emboss precious or base metal wires.
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Salary Range
$19,000 – $61,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Fancy Wire Drawers do?

Draws, shapes, and engraves or embosses precious or base metal wire for use in fabricating precious or costume jewelry, such as chains, box links, and bracelets: Inserts tapered end of metal wire, such as gold, platinum, and silver, through die hole, pulling wire through dies of wire-drawing machine manually to form round, half-round, square, or rectangular jewelry wire. Engraves ornamental designs on surface of wire, using triangular and square-pointed tools, such as gravers and carvers, or embosses wire with decorative patterns, using wire-drawing machine equipped with embossing rollers. Draws, shapes, and embosses ribbon-wire, using rolling mill. Examines dimensions of rolled or drawn wire, using micrometers.


Should I be a Fancy Wire Drawer?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.

  • How to become a Fancy Wire Drawer

    Fancy Wire Drawers 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 Fancy Wire Drawer-related education!
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