Also known as Armature Winder, Auto-Winder, Coil Finisher, Coil Winder, Hand Winder, Motor Winder, Winder, Winder Operator
Also known as Armature Winder, Auto-Winder, Coil Finisher
Coil Winders 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.
Coil Winders are often responsible for overseeing or executing some or all of the following tasks:
The above responsibilities are specific to Coil Winders. More generally, Coil Winders are involved in several broader types of activities:
The median salary for a Coil Winder is $37,970, and the average salary is $40,280. Both the median and average roughly describe the middle of the Coil Winder salary range, but the average is more easily affected by extremely high or low salaries.
Many Coil Winders earn significantly more or less than the average, due to several factors. About 10% of Coil Winders earn less than $26,930 per year, 25% earn less than $31,070, 75% earn less than $47,300, and 90% earn less than $58,150.
Between the years of 2020 and 2030, the number of Coil Winders is expected to change by -12.1%, and there should be roughly 1,100 open positions for Coil Winders every year.
Career interests describe a person's preferences for different types of working environments and activities. When a person's interest match the demands of an occupation, people are usually more engaged and satisfied in that role.
Compared to most occupations, those who work as a Coil Winder are usually higher in their Realistic and Conventional interests.
Coil Winders typically have very strong Realistic interests. 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.
Also, Coil Winders typically have moderate Conventional interests. 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.
People differ in their values, or what is most important to them for building job satisfaction and fulfillment.
Compared to most people, those working as a Coil Winder tend to value Support, Working Conditions, and Relationships.
Most importantly, Coil Winders moderately value Support. Occupations that satisfy this work value offer supportive management that stands behind employees.
Second, Coil Winders somewhat value Working Conditions. Occupations that satisfy this work value offer job security and good working conditions.
Lastly, Coil Winders somewhat value Relationships. Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to provide service to others and work with co-workers in a friendly non-competitive environment.
Each occupation brings its own set of psychological demands, which describe the characteristics necessary to perform the job well.
In order to perform their job successfully, people who work as Coil Winders must consistently demonstrate qualities such as attention to detail, dependability, and achievement/effort.
Below, you'll find a list of qualities typically required of Coil Winders, ranked by importance:
Working as a Coil Winder usually requires a high school diploma.
Coil Winders need anywhere from a few months to one year of working with experienced employees. A recognized apprenticeship program may be associated with this occupation.
Coil Winders may benefit from understanding of specialized subject areas, such as education and training, mathematics, or administration and management knowledge.
The list below shows several areas in which most Coil Winders might want to build proficiency, ranked by importance.
Coil Winders must develop a particular set of abilities to perform their job well. Abilities are individual capacities that influence a person's information processing, sensory perception, motor coordination, and physical strength or endurance. Individuals may naturally have certain abilities without explicit training, but most abilities can be sharpened somewhat through practice.
For example, Coil Winders need abilities such as arm-hand steadiness, manual dexterity, and control precision in order to perform their job at a high level. The list below shows several important abilities for Coil Winders, ranked by their relative importance.
Skills are developed capacities that enable people to function effectively in real-world settings. Unlike abilities, skills are typically easier to build through practice and experience. Skills influence effectiveness in areas such as learning, working with others, design, troubleshooting, and more.
Coil Winders frequently use skills like monitoring, operations monitoring, and active listening to perform their job effectively. The list below shows several critical skills for Coil Winders, ranked by their relative importance.
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