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Precision Instrument Makers and Repairers assemble, calibrate, install and overhaul mechanical precision instruments and equipment.


  • assembles parts and sub-assemblies of precision instruments and locks, timepieces and firearms
  • dismantles precision instruments, locks, timepieces and firearms, repairs and replaces defective parts, and reassembles articles using hand and power tools and specially designed machines
  • calibrates precision instruments using standard weights and measures, jigs and fixtures, and hand tools to adjust and align parts and small balancing weights
  • may estimate costs and prepare quotes for repairs.

To become a Precision Instrument Maker and Repairer

Skills employers are looking for

  • Communication Skills

  • Organisational Skills

  • Computer Literacy

  • Problem Solving

  • Equipment Calibration

  • Teamwork / Collaboration

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