String Winding Machine Operator

Operate lathe-type winding machines to wind wires.
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Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do String Winding Machine Operators do?

Operates lathe-type winding machine to wind wire or other materials over core of wire, nylon, or gut to make musical instrument strings: Places looped end of core over one end of machine and attaches core to other end of machine. Places spool of winding wire or nylon on spool holder and threads end through loop on core. Starts machine and guides covering material along rotating core. Stops machine and cuts covering material with shears or wirecutter. Clips one end of core with wirecutter and removes it from machine. May wind more than one strand of wire or nylon over core. May wind colored silk or rayon on string ends for trim, identification, or protection. May specialize in winding bass strings and be designated Bass-String Winder.

Should I be a String Winding Machine Operator?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.

  • Also known as: Stringing Machine Operator

    How to Become a
    String Winding Machine Operator

    String Winding Machine Operators 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 String Winding Machine Operator-related education!
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