Wire Charger

Feed wires and slugs of fluxing material into extrusion presses.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$18,000 – $40,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Wire Chargers do?

Feeds wire and slugs of fluxing material into extrusion press that coats welding electrodes: Selects wire cores of specified size, places box of cores on tilter, and pulls lever to dump cores in wire feeder hopper, or selects spool of specified size wire and places spool on mandrel for threading through extrusion machine. Removes crustations or trims slugs to size of extrusion machine cylinder, using knife. Places slugs into feeding chamber of machine. Assists other workers to clear machine of jammed rods. Records production data.

Should I be a Wire Charger?

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.
  • Ready for a Challenge: You jump into new projects with initiative and drive.
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.

  • How to become a Wire Charger

    Most Wire Chargers have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate's degree to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9gfaaa&chl=no+college+%2884%25%29|certificate+%289%25%29|associate%27s+%287%25%29|||doctorate+%281%25%29&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,84,84
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