Precision Instrument Makers & Repairers
Precision instrument makers and repairers make, calibrate, test and repair precision and optical instruments such as barometers, compasses, cameras, calibrators, watches, clocks and chronometers.
- Examines drawings or specifications to determine appropriate methods, materials and sequence of operation
- Marks out and machines aluminium, brass, steel and plastics using machine tools such as grinders, lathes and shapers
- Tests watches and clocks for repair to diagnose faults and removes, repairs or replaces damaged and worn parts
- Tests completed timepiece for accuracy using electronic or other test equipment
- Carries out service tasks such as cleaning, oiling and regulating
- Checks prepared parts for accuracy using measuring equipment, assembles parts and adjusts as necessary using hand and machine tools
- Positions, aligns and secures optical lenses in mounts
- Tests, adjusts and repairs precision and optical instruments.
Some GCSEs/S grades qualifications may be required. Training is usually via an apprenticeship including work experience and practical and technical training leading to recognised awards.