Job Definition

  • repairing, cleaning, and adjusting mechanisms of timing instruments, such as watches and clocks
  • adjusting timing regulators, using calipers, watch-rate recorders, and tweezers
  • cleaning, rinsing, and drying timepiece parts, using solutions and ultrasonic or mechanical watch-cleaning machines
  • testing timepiece accuracy and performance, using meters and other electronic instruments
  • testing accuracy of meters, gauges, indicators, or other recording or controlling instruments to locate defective components and for conformance to standards
  • calibrating instruments or scales, using hand tools, computer, or electronic devices
  • inspecting components, connections, and drive mechanisms to detect defects
  • assembling instruments and devices, such as barometers, control valves, gyroscopes, hygrometers, speedometers, tachometers, and thermostats
  • testing, calibrating, and adjusting electronic, mercurial, aneroid, and other types of meteorological instruments for compliance with printed specifications and schematic diagrams, using voltmeters, oscilloscopes, and other test instruments
  • adjusting and repairing masts, supporting structures, clearance lights, control panels, control cabling and wiring, and other electrical and mechanical devices
  • repairing and setting optical instruments such as microscopes, telescopes, theodolities, sextants
  • checking whether assembled units conform to specifications and ensuring stipulated performance and sensitivity by standard tests

    Educational level

    • Skilled