Mainspring Winder and Oiler

Tend mainspring-winding machines that wind mainsprings into shell.
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Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Mainspring Winder and Oilers do?

Tends semiautomatic mainspring-winding machine that winds mainspring into shell and lubricates bearing surfaces: Opens chuck, inserts arbor, and fits spring assembly over arbor. Depresses pedal that allows winding and oiling mechanism to wind spring around arbor, and oil spring. Places barrel over spring by hand and removes assembly from chuck. May wind mainspring, using hand-operated spring-winding tool. May reverse mainspring to coil spring in direction used in watch and be designated Mainspring-Reverse Winder.


Should I be a Mainspring Winder and Oiler?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.

  • Also known as: Mainspring-Reverse Winder

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    Mainspring Winder and Oiler

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