Coil Winders, Tapers, and Finishers

Wind wire coils used in electrical components, such as resistors and transformers, and in electrical equipment and instruments, such as field cores, bobbins, armature cores, electrical motors, generators, and control equipment.

Median Annual Wage: $32,980

Education: High school diploma or equivalent (51%); Less than high school diploma (46%); Post-secondary certificate (3%)

Projected Growth: Decline (-3% or lower)

Related Job Titles: Assembler; Coil Winder; Coil Finisher; Armature Winder; Auto-Winder; Cell Worker; Winder Operator

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More Production Careers

  • Review work orders and specifications to determine materials needed and types of parts to be processed.
  • Cut, strip, and bend wire leads at ends of coils, using pliers and wire scrapers.
  • Select and load materials such as workpieces, objects, and machine parts onto equipment used in coiling processes.
  • Record production and operational data on specified forms.
  • Attach, alter, and trim materials such as wire, insulation, and coils, using hand tools.
  • Stop machines to remove completed components, using hand tools.

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  • Operation and Control - Controlling operations of equipment or systems.
  • Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
  • Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  • Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
  • Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
  • Coordination - Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
  • Social Perceptiveness - Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.

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