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Installs and maintains locks and related security devices and systems. Registration or licensing is required.

Tasks Include:

  • assembling parts and subassemblies of precision instruments, locks, timepieces and firearms
  • dismantling precision instruments, locks, timepieces and firearms, repairing and replacing defective parts, and reassembling articles using hand and power tools and specially designed machines
  • inscribing letters, figures and designs on surfaces of jewellery, trophies and other ornamental items
  • installing security systems, changing tumblers in locks, changing locks, cutting keys and opening locks by manipulation
  • calibrating precision instruments using standard weights and measures, jigs and fixtures, and hand tools to adjust and align parts and small balancing weights
  • making blades for circular, band and other power saws and repairing, setting and sharpening blades for hand and power saws
  • testing circuits in electronic timepieces
  • Safemaker
Job prospects for Precision Metal Trades Workers in Victoria

Occupations in the Precision Metal Trades Workers group include Engraver, Gunsmith, Locksmith, Precision Instrument Maker and Repairer, Saw Maker and Repairer and Watch and Clock Maker and Repairer.

Employment prospects
There are currently 2,800 Precision Metal Trades Workers in Victoria. Over the next five years, the size of this occupation is expected to remain similar. Employment prospects for the next five years are good.

For more information about this occupation at a national level visit the Job Outlook website.

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