Spring Coiler

Tend machines that coil compression, extension, and torsion springs.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$20,000 – $54,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Spring Coilers do?

Tends machine that automatically coils compression, extension, and torsion springs from round and flat wire, following verbal instructions: Examines wire stock with micrometer to ensure conformance to specifications. Threads end of stock through feed rollers, around arbor, and under cutting tool. Starts machine that automatically winds, cuts, and ejects springs. Measures springs for conformance to specifications, using micrometers and gauges. Verifies action of springs under pressure by compressing springs under specified load in spring testing machine. Notifies machine setter when machine malfunctions. May sharpen cut-off tool and remove coiling marks from coiling point and pitch tool, using bench grinder.

Should I be a Spring Coiler?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Ready for a Challenge: You jump into new projects with initiative and drive.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • High Achiever: You love the challenge of tackling difficult work.

  • Also known as: Spring Coiler, Hand

    How to become a Spring Coiler

    Spring Coilers 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 Spring Coiler-related education!
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