Stringer Machine Tender

Tend machines that wind copper wires around plastic cores.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Stringer Machine Tenders do?

Tends machine that winds copper wire around plastic cores to produce intrauterine birth control devices: Positions core in winding machine. Starts machine that winds wire around core to fabricate IUD of specified size. Removes IUD from machine and laces thin wire on bottom to facilitate removal by physician. Verifies size of IUD, using preset plug gauge and calipers. Verifies wire tension, using tensiometer, and turns nuts or setscrews to adjust tension. Removes empty spools of copper wire from machine and threads new spools on machine.

Should I be a Stringer Machine Tender?

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

  • Also known as: Stringer-Up, Soldering Machine

    How to become a Stringer Machine Tender

    Stringer Machine Tenders 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 Stringer Machine Tender-related education!
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