Wire Wrapping Machine Operator

Operate automatic wire-wrapping machines to wire panel.
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Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Wire Wrapping Machine Operators do?

Operates automatic wire-wrapping machine to wire panel and plugboard type subassemblies in manufacture of machines, such as computers and punched-card office machines: Reads work orders, wiring diagrams, and blueprints to determine wiring specifications, number of units to be wired, and specified paper tape or punched card deck to use for machine control. Positions specified paper tape on spindles or places punched card deck in feed hopper. Mounts unwired panel or plugboard in holding fixture and positions fixture in machine, using wrenches and clamps. Pushes buttons and switches to operate wire-wrapping machine that automatically routes, cuts, and wraps ends of wires around terminal posts to install wiring. Monitors indicator lights, spools of wire, and machine operation to detect machine malfunctions. Notifies supervisor of malfunctions or need for change in machine setup.

Should I be a Wire Wrapping 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.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.

  • Also known as: Paper-Wrapping-Machine Operator, Tandem-Taping-And-Paper-Wrapping-Machine Operator, Wire-Taping-Machine Operator See More

    How to Become a
    Wire Wrapping Machine Operator

    Wire Wrapping 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 Wrapping Machine Operator-related education!
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