Buncher/Stranding Operator

Performs duties associated with the continuous bunching/stranding machines and auxiliary equipment to produce wire to specific tolerance and finish.


  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Ability to understand and apply verbal and written work and safety related instructions
  • Must be able to work in a potentially stressful environment
  • Strong Math skills (addition, multiplication, subtraction, division, fractions)
  • Basic Computer Skills
  • Basic troubleshooting skill is a plus
  • Material handling experience is a plus

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Set up and operation of a rotating cylindrical-shaped stranding/bunching machine to fabricate wire cable
  • Places take-up spool into machines and adjust the travel of distributor to width of spool
  • Threads wires through holes on inside edge of machine and through twisting head and coils it around capstan
  • Cuts wire when specified footage has been wound and wraps end of wire by hand or using mechanical tools
  • May butt weld ends of wires
  • May work with fine wire to produce some gauges
  • Adjusting machinery during operation to regulate speed of makeup spool shaft
  • Observes machine to detect malfunctioning
  • Checks the wire diameter, along with lay length and weight.
  • Thread machine by pulling wire through guides
  • Uses job orders and sets up machine as required
  • Untangles snarls, and repairs breaks in wire
  • Moves finished wire from take-up by rolling reels out of machine for pickup by forklifts
  • Maintains cleanliness of work area and observes all company and safety rules
  • Perform preventive and minor equipment maintenance as required
  • Update GEMBA boards as required
  • Participate in Lean events as well as housekeeping and safety audits as needed
  • Performs other tasks and duties as assigned

Physical Requirements and Environmental Conditions

  • Employees will work in environments that may include exposure to extreme temperatures, dust, noise, humidity.
  • Personal Protective Equipment is required when performing work, safety toed shoes, hearing protection, gloves, etc.
  • Ability to lift and move up to 50 lbs.
  • Ability to stand for long periods of time
  • Ability to walk long distances
  • Ability to climb ladders and work from heights

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