Becoming a Precision Instrument Maker and Repairer
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Becoming a Precision Instrument Maker and Repairer

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Assembles, calibrates, installs and overhauls mechanical precision instruments and equipment.
Training time 1.5 - 3 years
Average pay $54,792
Employment prospects Moderate
Employment size 600

What does a Precision Instrument Maker and Repairer do?

  • 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
  • calibrating precision instruments using standard weights and measures, jigs and fixtures, and hand tools to adjust and align parts and small balancing weights

Specialisations

  • Camera Repairer
  • Scalemaker
  • Scientific Instrument Maker and Repairer