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High Voltage Winder Operator – Roanoke, VA


High Voltage Winder Operator

A High Voltage Winder performs complicated operations involving winding, dismantling, rewinding, repairing, reassembling, testing, etc., on large or more complicated power transformers and other electro-mechanical equipment.  May band and install core insulation.

Job titles: High Voltage Winder Operator


  • Operate or tend wire-coiling machines to wind wire coils used in power transformers.
  • 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.
  • Attach, alter, and trim materials such as wire, insulation, and coils, using hand tools.
  • Stop machines to remove completed components, using hand tools.
  • Disassemble and assemble motors, and repair and maintain electrical components and machinery parts, using hand tools.
  • Record production and operational data on specified forms.


  • High School Diploma / GED
  • Prefer 3 years of experience in winding transformer coils
  • Ability to read and interpret drawings / diagrams and specifications – (electrical, mechanical, and connection)
  • Ability to use measuring devices or tools (i.e. micrometer, ruler, measuring tape, etc.)
  • Ability and willingness to work overtime, evening / off shifts, weekends, and holidays

Desired Characteristics 

  • Willingly accepts job challenges and work under stress or pressure
  • Strong mechanical skills
  • Self-starter – able to work with minimal direction or supervision
  • Strong knowledge of operations such as inspection, testing, repair, investigation, and reporting on various types of transformers including both liquid filled and dry transformers
  • Familiar with good brazing and connection procedures including but not limited to end-to-end brazing, lap brazing, bundle brazing, crimping, tig welding, and applying insulation


  • Craftsmanship – The pride one puts into each and every product they produce.
  • Maintain Focus – The ability to handle repetition and function under pressure or stress.
  • Hand – Eye Coordination — The ability to make precisely coordinated movements of the fingers of one or both hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble very small objects.
  • Control Precision — The ability to quickly and repeatedly adjust the controls of a machine to exact positions.
  • 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.
  • Near Vision — The ability to read gauges and counter devices at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
  • Stamina – Stand for long periods

Tools & Technology

  • Calibrated resistance measuring equipment — Insulation resistance testers; Wheatstone bridges
  • Electrical coil winding machine — Coil spreading machines; Coil taping machines; Element winding machines
  • Mallets — Rawhide hammers; Rubber mallets
  • Stripping tools — Wire strippers
  • Voltage or current meters — Digital voltage meters; Test lamps
  • Wire cutters — Wire cutting tools; Wire snips

 Interested candidates may apply by following the link

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