Spiral Spring Winder

Tend machines which coil light gauge wires around rotating spindle.
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Quick Stats


Salary Range
$20,000 – $54,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Spiral Spring Winders do?

Tends machine which coils light gauge metal strips or wire around rotating spindle to form springs used in clocks, watches, and instruments: Threads end of specified length of wire or strip along fixed peg or between guide blocks or rolls and through slot of spindle. Starts machine to rotate spindle that winds wire into coil. Examines coil for conformance with specifications. May tend machine that automatically threads wire through guides and into slot of spindle. May feed automatic shear or punch cutter to cut wire or strip to specified length. May record number of springs wound. May specialize in coiling hairsprings and be designated Hairspring Winder.


Should I be a Spiral Spring Winder?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • High Achiever: You love the challenge of tackling difficult work.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.

  • Also known as: Hairspring Winder, Hair Spring Winder, Recoil Spring Winder

    How to become a Spiral Spring Winder

    Spiral Spring 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 Spiral Spring Winder-related education!
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