Manual Winder

Perform tasks to assemble components for electronic organs.
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Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Manual Winders do?

Performs any combination of following tasks to assemble components for electronic organs: Inserts tension rod in manual to ease tension on resistance wires welded to contacts. Inserts contacts through actuators and locks actuators in place. Forms loops on ends of wires, using machine; and attaches loop ends to specified terminals. Winds excess wire into trough for tone control. Removes tension rod and ties assembly into place, using thread. Inserts rows of contacts in manual and wires preset stops for change of organ tone. Inserts contact separators in manual. Cleans bus bars, using chamois and alcohol, and inserts bars in manual to form junctions for electrical circuits. Straightens and replaces contacts, and rewires components to correct defective manuals. Inserts holder and wiring comb. Fastens assembly, using screwdriver.


Should I be a Manual Winder?

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

  • Also known as: Cinder Man, Manual Hardener

    How to become a Manual Winder

    Manual 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 Manual Winder-related education!
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