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Details for 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.


  • Record production and operational data on specified forms.
  • 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.
  • Examine and test wired electrical components such as motors, armatures, and stators, using measuring devices; and record test results.
  • Line slots with sheet insulation, and insert coils into slots.
  • 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.
  • Select and load materials such as workpieces, objects, and machine parts onto equipment used in coiling processes.
  • Stop machines to remove completed components, using hand tools.
  • Apply solutions or paints to wired electrical components, using hand tools; and bake components.
  • Disassemble and assemble motors, and repair and maintain electrical components and machinery parts, using hand tools.


  • Realistic - Realistic occupations frequently involve work activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions. They often deal with plants, animals, and real-world materials like wood, tools, and machinery. Many of the occupations require working outside, and do not involve a lot of paperwork or working closely with others.
  • Conventional - Conventional occupations frequently involve following set procedures and routines. These occupations can include working with data and details more than with ideas. Usually there is a clear line of authority to follow.

Education, Training, Experience

  • Education - These occupations usually require a high school diploma.
  • Training - Employees in these occupations need anywhere from a few months to one year of working with experienced employees. A recognized apprenticeship program may be associated with these occupations.
  • Experience - Some previous work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is usually needed. For example, a teller would benefit from experience working directly with the public.


  • Education and Training - Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.


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