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Coil Winders, Tapers, and Finishers - 51-2021.00

O*NET-SOC Description

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.

Sample of Reported Job Titles

  • Armature Winder
  • Auto-Winder
  • Coil Finisher
  • Coil Winder
  • Hand Winder
  • Motor Winder
  • Winder
  • Winder Operator

SOC Occupation Groups

51-0000 Production Occupations
51-2000 Assemblers and Fabricators
51-2020 Electrical, Electronics, and Electromechanical Assemblers
51-2021.00 Coil Winders, Tapers, and Finishers

Related Occupations


  • Apply solutions or paints to wired electrical components, using hand tools, and bake components.
  • 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.
  • Disassemble and assemble motors, and repair and maintain electrical components and machinery parts, using hand tools.
  • 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.
  • Record production and operational data on specified forms.
  • 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.

Detailed Work Activities

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

Military Crosswalk Titles

  • Indirect Fire Infantryman (Army - Enlisted)

Apprenticeship Crosswalk Titles

No information available.

DOT Crosswalk Titles

  • Armature Bander
  • Armature Connector II
  • Coil Connector
  • Coil Winder
  • Coil Winder, Repair
  • Element Winding Machine Tender
  • Wire Coiler
  • Wire-Wrapping-Machine Operator