Reel Assembler

Assemble precut wooden pieces to form reels for winding cables or strands.
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Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Reel Assemblers do?

Assembles precut wooden pieces to form reels for winding cables or strands: Measures parts, using measuring tape and rule, and assembles them, using hammer. Weighs, marks, and attaches tags to full reels. Rolls reels to stock house. May grease reels to waterproof them.


Should I be a Reel Assembler?

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.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.

  • How to become a Reel Assembler

    Reel Assemblers 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 Reel Assembler-related education!
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