cable manufacture labourer (cable maker)

cable manufacture labourer (cable maker)

Fixing wire to a capstan
Fixing wire to a capstan Adjusting the ends of cable wires Equipment maintenance Taking a full drum out of the cable winding machine Feeding wire into a machine Checking the speed of rough wire drawing
cable manufacture labourer (cable maker):

Who are they and what do they do? The cable labourer's work consists of a wide range of unskilled or semi-skilled activities in cable-manufacturing processes.

What are the activities of the job? Main work tasks include preparatory work, such as drying and sorting of PVC granules, ironing of insulating tubes, etc., operation/handling of cable-producing machines, as well as equipment for tin-coating, insulating, varnishing, wrapping, braiding, re-winding, taping, winding and twisting of conductors, cords and wires in the cable-manufacturing process; adjusting of continuous tin-coating ovens, cutting of insulating materials, including blade setting, rewinding of insulating paper coils, pressing of PVC and rubber cables and cable ends, operating of cable-varnishing units, units for preparation of insulating tube and testing of cords, cores and cables.

Where is it done and under what conditions? This job is typically done in factories, plants and shops, where exposure to noise, grease, other dirt and chemical substances is unavoidable.

What tools/equipment do they use? Usual tools and equipment are winding machines, cable insulating units, mechanisms of cable braiding, twisting, tin-coating ovens and other equipment of cable heat-treatment process as well as special cable-manufacturing machines and equipment. Materials entering into these processes are usually metal cables and a wide variety of their insulating materials.

What do you need to succeed? You need to have vocational training or two -years in electro-engineering or on-the-job training and you will need to be good with your hands.


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