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Precision Instrument Makers and 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.

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About this Career

£25,208

Average salary

New workers start around £14,894.83. Normal pay is £25,208 per year. Highly experienced workers can earn up to £38,696.50.

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Job counts include both employed and self-employed persons in Cornwall, and do<br /> not distinguish between full and part-time jobs.

Daily Tasks

  • Tests, adjusts and repairs precision and optical instruments.
  • Positions, aligns and secures optical lenses in mounts.
  • Checks prepared parts for accuracy using measuring equipment, assembles parts and adjusts as necessary using hand and machine tools.
  • Carries out service tasks such as cleaning, oiling and regulating.
  • Tests completed timepiece for accuracy using electronic or other test equipment.
  • Tests watches and clocks for repair to diagnose faults and removes, repairs or replaces damaged and worn parts.
  • Marks out and machines aluminium, brass, steel and plastics using machine tools such as grinders, lathes and shapers.
  • Examines drawings or specifications to determine appropriate methods, materials and sequence of operation.

Skills Employers Are Looking For

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Active Learning
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Mathematics
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Critical Thinking
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Speaking
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Active Listening
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Reading Comprehension
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Science
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Writing
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Monitoring
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Learning Strategies
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Truro College
College Road
Truro
Cornwall
TR1 3XX

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