Make tools, fittings, and small metal pieces used in other products.
Inspects and tests coated or uncoated wire for such properties as electrical resistance, hardness, size, cross sectional shape, and tensile strength, to verify their conformance to specifications: Reads written specifications, or receives oral instructions and determines work aids required and inspection procedures. Tests wire for electrical resistance, elongation, and tensile strength, by inserting wire in various testing devices and noting instrument readings. Measures wire for size, using micrometers and fixed gauges. Examines wire for defects, such as pits, scratches, and burnt surfaces. Records test results and informs supervisor when wire varies from specifications. May test wire for defective insulation and resistance to high temperature, using electrical testing equipment and electric heating furnaces. May be designated according to product inspected as Inspector, Wire Rope.