Wire Repairer

Examine pile wires for defective points and worn areas.
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Salary Range
$30,000 – $68,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Wire Repairers do?

Examines pile wires for defective points and worn areas and repairs defective wires for use on carpet looms: Cuts defective ends or worn sections from wire, using metal snips. Welds corresponding length of metal to pile wire, using spot welder. Traces outline of scalloped pile wires on metal strip, following pattern. Holds wire against electric grinding wheel to smooth weld and to shape wire according to tracing. Stores wires according to size and pattern design.


Should I be a Wire Repairer?

You should have a certificate degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Logical Thinker: You take a step-by-step approach to analyze information and solve problems.
  • Ready for a Challenge: You jump into new projects with initiative and drive.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.

  • How to become a Wire Repairer

    Most Wire Repairers have an Associate's degree or a Certificate. Chart?chd=s:19ckaa&chl=no+college+%2842%25%29|certificate+%2849%25%29|associate%27s+%282%25%29|bachelor%27s+%288%25%29||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,42,49
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