Precision Metal Trades Worker

Precision Metal Trades Workers fabricate, assemble, maintain and repair metal precision instruments.

Overview

Precision Metal Trades Workers fabricate, assemble, maintain and repair metal precision instruments.

Day-to-day

  • 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
  • may estimate costs and prepare quotes for repairs.

Considerations

  • physically demanding.

Occupation snapshot
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$1,149 / week
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Moderate
Apprenticeships may be available

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