Heating Element Winder

Tend machines that wind spiral spring resistance wires to mica plate cores.
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Salary Range
$20,000 – $54,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Heating Element Winders do?

Tends machine that winds spiral-spring resistance wire onto mica-plate core to form heating element: Inserts core in slotted shaft of winding motor, and hooks wire end to core. Depresses pedal to start motor that rotates core, and guides wire between thumb and fingers to seat turns of wire in slots at edge of mica plate. Controls core-rotation speed by pressure of hand on brake wheel attached to motor shaft, and stops motor when end of wire is reached. May test heating element, using ohmmeter.


Should I be a Heating Element Winder?

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.
  • Ready for a Challenge: You jump into new projects with initiative and drive.
  • High Achiever: You love the challenge of tackling difficult work.

  • How to become a Heating Element Winder

    Heating Element 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 Heating Element Winder-related education!
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