Wire Drawing Machine Tender

Tend machines that weld ends of wire together to form continuous coil.
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Salary Range
$21,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Wire Drawing Machine Tenders do?

Tends machines that weld ends of wire together to form continuous coil and draw wire through dies to reduce wire to specified diameter: Lifts reels of wire onto spindle of floor stand, manually, or using hoist. Welds ends of wire together, using welding machine. Smooths weld to diameter of wire, using abrasive cloth. Threads wire around tension rollers, and through reducing dies, and fastens end of wire to spindle. Starts machine that draws wire through dies and around takeup reel. May verify diameter of drawn wire, using micrometer. May record production.


Should I be a Wire Drawing Machine Tender?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Independent: You enjoy flying solo and doing things your own way.

  • Also known as: Acid-Bath Tender

    How to Become a
    Wire Drawing Machine Tender

    Most Wire Drawing Machine Tenders have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9waaaa&chl=no+college+%2873%25%29|certificate+%2827%25%29||||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,73,73
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