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Coil Winders, Tapers, & Finishers

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

Where in the military? In the military: see titles from the Army.

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.
  • Attach, alter, and trim materials such as wire, insulation, and coils, using hand tools.
  • Cut, strip, and bend wire leads at ends of coils, using pliers and wire scrapers.

Knowledge

Education and Training
  • teaching and course design
Arts and Humanities
  • English language
Math and Science
  • arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics
Business
  • management

Skills

Basic Skills
  • keeping track of how well people and/or groups are doing in order to make improvements
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it

Abilities

Hand and Finger Use
  • keep your arm or hand steady
  • hold or move items with your hands
Verbal
  • communicate by speaking
  • listen and understand what people say

Personality

People interested in this work like activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions.
They do well at jobs that need:
  • Attention to Detail
  • Dependability
  • Achievement/Effort
  • Leadership
  • Initiative
  • Integrity

Technology

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 Hot Technology

Education

Education: (rated 2 of 5)
high school diploma/GED or
certificate after high school
usually needed

Job Outlook

Below Average Outlook
New job opportunities are less likely in the future.
Salary
$33,940
$22,030
$50,820
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