Coil Winders, Tapers, and Finishers
SOC: 51-2021.00


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.

National Salary Information:

Hourly Statistics:

Annual Statistics:

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2015 wage data.

Employment Projections:

Employment (2014):
14,900 employed

Projected (2024):
14,100 employed

Projected growth (2014-2024)

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2015 2014-2024 employment projections external site. "Projected growth" represents the estimated change in total employment over the projections period (2014-2024). "Projected job openings" represent openings due to growth and replacement.

Alternate Titles:

  • Armature Bander
  • Armature Connector
  • Armature Winder
  • Assembler
  • Auto-Winder
  • Cell Worker
  • Coil Builder
  • Coil Connector
  • Coil Finisher
  • Coil Former
  • Coil Maker
  • Coil Taper
  • Coil Winder
  • Coil Winder, Repair
  • Condenser Winder
  • Connector
  • Core Winder
  • Electric Motor Winders Assembler
  • Element Winding Machine Tender
  • Machine Coil Assembler
  • Motor Rewinder
  • Motor Winder
  • Multiple Coil Winder
  • Rotor Coil Taper
  • Stator Connector
  • Stator Winder
  • Taper
  • Winder Operator
  • Wire Coiler
  • Wire Coiler Machine Operator
  • Wire Winder
  • Wire Winding Machine Tender
  • Wire Wrapping Machine Operator

  • Job Zone Two: Some Preparation Needed


    Some previous work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is usually needed. For example, a teller would benefit from experience working directly with the public.


    These occupations usually require a high school diploma.

    Job 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.

    Required Skills:

  • Reading Comprehension
  • Active Listening
  • Writing
  • Speaking
  • Mathematics
  • Critical Thinking
  • Active Learning
  • Learning Strategies
  • Monitoring
  • Social Perceptiveness
  • Coordination
  • Persuasion
  • Negotiation
  • Instructing
  • Service Orientation
  • Complex Problem Solving
  • Operations Analysis
  • Technology Design
  • Equipment Selection
  • Operation Monitoring
  • Operation and Control
  • Equipment Maintenance
  • Troubleshooting
  • Repairing
  • Quality Control Analysis
  • Judgment and Decision Making
  • Systems Analysis
  • Systems Evaluation
  • Time Management
  • Management of Personnel Resources

  • Knowledge Used:

  • Administration and Management
  • Sales and Marketing
  • Customer and Personal Service
  • Personnel and Human Resources
  • Production and Processing
  • Computers and Electronics
  • Design
  • Building and Construction
  • Mechanical
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Education and Training
  • English Language
  • Public Safety and Security
  • Transportation

  • Tasks:

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Examine and test wired electrical components such as motors, armatures, and stators, using measuring devices, and record test results.
  • 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.
  • Line slots with sheet insulation, and insert coils into slots.

  • Tools & Technology:

  • Alternating current AC generators
  • Arbor presses
  • Banding machines
  • Bolt cutters
  • Brazing torches
  • Cable forming fixtures
  • Cable tensionmeters
  • Claw hammers
  • Coil spreading machines
  • Coil taping machines
  • Curing ovens
  • Digital calipers
  • Digital micrometers
  • Digital ohmmeters
  • Digital voltage meters
  • Electric soldering irons
  • Element winding machines
  • Fine wire welding machines
  • Hydraulic cable cutters
  • Hydraulic cranes
  • Industrial tweezers
  • Inspection microscopes
  • Insulation resistance testers
  • Multipurpose pliers
  • Oxyacetylene torches
  • Personal computers
  • Power paper cutters
  • Rawhide hammers
  • Respooling machines
  • Rubber mallets
  • Straight screwdrivers
  • Test lamps
  • Test lights
  • Trimmer shears
  • Tube drifts
  • Wheatstone bridges
  • Wire cutting machines
  • Wire cutting tools
  • Wire snips
  • Wire stretchers
  • Wire strippers
  • Wire wrap guns
  • Blueprint display software
  • Data entry software
  • Electronic Systems of Wisconsin Motor Test System software
  • Machine Control Specialists CoilPro

  • production

    industry stats

    SOC: 51-0000

    Total Employed: 9,073,290

    Average Annual Salary: $36,220