A Precision Instrument Repairer undertakes repairs on a small weighing scale

Precision Instrument Maker and Repairer

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

Overview

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

Day-to-day

  • 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.

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