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Precision Instrument Makers and Repairers

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£26,763

Median salary

New workers start around £16,241.92. Normal pay is £26,763 per year. Highly experienced workers can earn up to £42,113.54.

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Subjects achieved a 100% pass rate, including Maths, Further Maths, Physics, English Literature and Spanish.

About this career

  • 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.

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