Spool Winder

Tend machines that wind solder wires onto metal spools.
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Quick Stats


Salary Range
$20,000 – $54,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Spool Winders do?

Tends machine that winds solder wire onto metal spools: Positions empty spool on machine spindle and secures end of wire to spool. Depresses foot pedal and manually guides wire so that wire winds evenly along revolving spool. Weighs filled spool on scales and adds or removes wire to attain specified weight. Cuts wire with wire snippers and hooks end of wire on rim of spool. Verifies size and type of wire with label on end of spool. May tend machine that winds aluminum wire onto metal spools.


Should I be a Spool 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.
  • High Achiever: You love the challenge of tackling difficult work.
  • Ready for a Challenge: You jump into new projects with initiative and drive.

  • Also known as: Flexible-Shaft Winder

    How to become a Spool Winder

    Spool 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 Spool Winder-related education!
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