Sinker Winder

Tend machines that automatically twist sinker pins.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Sinker Winders do?

Tends machine that automatically twists sinker pin and clinches pin to lead slug to fabricate sinkers for fish lines: Places lead slug and sinker pin in position on machine and inserts sinker pin into predrilled hole in lead slug to form assembly unit. Presses switch to engage winding element of machine and start die rotating. Places assembly unit with pin shank down into machine die that automatically twists and clinches assembly to produce sinkers for fish lines.

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

  • How to become a Sinker Winder

    Sinker 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 Sinker Winder-related education!
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