Wire Machine Operator / Set-up

Job Description:

Set up and operate machines that automatically and manually cut, straighten, and chop wire used in cable assemblies

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Study work schedule of cut lengths, and plan sequence of operations 

  • Lift wire spools manually or using a hoist, and position and secure it to a holding device such as the flash cutter, wire cutter or swag 

  • Start machine and observe operation to detect machine malfunction 

  • Select cut lengths and speeds for each machine  

  • Place boxes under ejection roll or manually remove and bundle or box the cut, stripped, and marked wire 

  • Examine wire for conformance to specifications and remove defective pieces 

  • Observe automatic counter or count finished pieces, and record data on completion tickets or output tickets    

  • Replace dull or broken cutting or stripping blades. 

  • Maintain the machines, such as oiling, greasing and making minor adjustments, when needed

  • Other duties as assigned


Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED);

  • Or one to three months related experience and/or training;

  • Or equivalent combination of education and experience.