Wire Winding Machine Operator

Tend machines that wind wires on spools for use on wire-bound boxes.
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Salary Range
$20,000 – $54,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Wire Winding Machine Operators do?

Tends machine that winds wire on spools for use on wire-bound boxes: Slides empty spool over end of shaft and against winding clutch. Places coil of wire over frame and threads loose end over guide pulley, through hole in post of machine, and between guiding wheels, and attaches it to empty spool. Shifts lever to start and stop shaft rotating and winding wire on spool. Removes spool of wire from machine.


Should I be a Wire Winding Machine Operator?

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.
  • High Achiever: You love the challenge of tackling difficult work.
  • Ready for a Challenge: You jump into new projects with initiative and drive.

  • Also known as: Automatic-Coil-Winding-Machine Operator, Universal Winding Machine Operator, Wire-Loop-Machine Operator See More

    How to Become a
    Wire Winding Machine Operator

    Wire Winding Machine Operators 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 Winding Machine Operator-related education!
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