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Coil Winders, Tapers, & Finishers

Also called: Armature Winder, Assembler, Coil Finisher, Coil Winder

What they do:
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.
On the job, you would:
  • Operate or tend wire-coiling machines to wind wire coils used in electrical components such as resistors and transformers, and in electrical equipment and instruments such as bobbins and generators.
  • 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.


Education and Training
  • teaching and course design
Manufactured or Agricultural Goods
  • manufacture and distribution of products


Basic Skills
  • keeping track of how well people and/or groups are doing in order to make improvements
Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it


Hand and Finger Use
  • keep your arm or hand steady
  • put together small parts with your fingers
  • listen and understand what people say
  • communicate by speaking


People interested in this work like activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions.
They do well at jobs that need:
  • Independence
  • Attention to Detail
  • Cooperation
  • Concern for Others
  • Integrity
  • Self Control


You might use software like this on the job:

Graphics or photo imaging software
  • Blueprint display software
Analytical or scientific software
  • Electronic Systems of Wisconsin Motor Test System software
Data base user interface and query software
  • Data entry software


Education: (rated 2 of 5)
high school diploma/GED or
no high school diploma/GED
usually needed

Job Outlook

Below Average Outlook
New job opportunities are less likely in the future.
per year, on average
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