Floor Winder

Tend winding frames that wind strands of bonded glass fibers.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Floor Winders do?

Tends several single-spindle winding frames that wind strands of bonded glass fiber produced on fiber machines onto tubes for further processing: Slips empty tubes on spindles of winding machines, and fastens ends of fiber strand, handed down from floor above by FIBER-MACHINE TENDER, to each tube. Starts machines. Stops spindles when winding tubes are full, breaks off strand of fiber, and slides full winding tube from spindle. Observes strands being wound and ties together broken fiber ends.

Should I be a Floor Winder?

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.

  • How to become a Floor Winder

    Floor Winders 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 Floor Winder-related education!
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