What do 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.

Also known as:

Armature Winder, Auto-Winder, Coil Finisher, Coil Winder, Hand Winder, Motor Rewinder, Motor Winder, Winder, Winder Operator

Typical Wages

Projected Growth Rate

Employment of Coil Winders, Tapers, and Finishers is projected to Decline 8 percent from 2020 to 2030

Projected Employment in VA

No Data Available
  • -8.8%


    Ranks #16 in job growth rate

    Job Openings

    Ranks #15 in net job growth

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Education Level

Percent of workers in this field with these degrees:

  • Doctorate or Professional Degree  (<1%)
  • Master's degree  (1%)
  • Bachelor's degree  (7%)
  • Associate's degree  (8%)
  • Some college, no degree  (23%)
  • High school diploma equivalent  (44%)
  • Less than high school diploma  (17%)

People in this career often know a lot about:

  • 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.
  • English Language - Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
  • Mathematics - Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
  • Administration and Management - Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
  • Production and Processing - Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods.
  • Mechanical - Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.

People in this career often have talent in:

  • Arm-Hand Steadiness - The ability to keep your hand and arm steady while moving your arm or while holding your arm and hand in one position.
  • Manual Dexterity - The ability to quickly move your hand, your hand together with your arm, or your two hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble objects.

People in this career often do these activities:

  • Operate metal or plastic forming equipment.
  • Trim excess material from workpieces.
  • Assemble electrical or electronic equipment.
  • Cut industrial materials in preparation for fabrication or processing.
  • Read work orders or other instructions to determine product specifications or materials requirements.
  • Test electrical equipment or systems to ensure proper functioning.
  • Record operational or production data.
  • Select production input materials.
  • Load materials into production equipment.
  • Assemble metal or plastic parts or products.
  • Apply protective or decorative finishes to workpieces or products.
  • Operate heating or drying equipment.
  • Remove products or workpieces from production equipment.
  • Disassemble equipment for maintenance or repair.
  • Maintain production or processing equipment.
  • Repair production equipment or tools.

This page includes data from:

O*NET OnLine Career data: O*NET 28.2 Database by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration (“USDOL/ETA”). Used under the CC BY 4.0 license. O*NET® is a trademark of USDOL/ETA

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