Wire Setter

Tend machines that unwind wire nettings to be embedded in sheet glass.
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Quick Stats


Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Wire Setters do?

Tends machine that unwinds wire netting to be embedded in sheet glass: Cuts V-shaped point on leading edge of roll, using hand shears, and positions roll on holding frame of machine. Signals coworker to feed end of wire netting into glass-rolling machine. Splices end of depleted roll of netting to lead end of new roll and places new roll in unwinding frame.


Should I be a Wire Setter?

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: Wire Spinner

    How to become a Wire Setter

    Wire Setters 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 Wire Setter-related education!
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