Hand Mounter

Mount tungsten filament coils on bead mounts or stems.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$20,000 – $46,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Hand Mounters do?

Mounts tungsten filament coils on bead mounts or stems used in incandescent lamps by either of following methods: Positions hooked ends of pair of stem lead wires on bed of press, slips filament coil ends under hooks with tweezers, and presses pedal to lower die on stem that clamps hooks over ends of coil. May clamp tungsten filament coil to lead wires which have no end hooks. Slips one end of filament coil through lead wire hook of bead mount, using tweezers and magnifying glass, and clamps part in place, using press. Twists filament through loop in bead-mount anchor wire, through tip of other lead wire, and clamps part in place, using press. Pulls tip of anchor wire to tighten loop around filament coil, using tweezers. Inserts two completed mounts in each light bulb.

Should I be a Hand Mounter?

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

  • How to become a Hand Mounter

    Most Hand Mounters 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:9haaaa&chl=no+college+%2865%25%29|certificate+%2835%25%29||||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,65,65
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