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SOC: 51-2093 Timing Device Assemblers, Adjusters, and Calibrators
Perform precision assembling or adjusting, within narrow tolerances, of timing devices, such as watches, clocks, or chronometers. Exclude "Watch Repairers" (49-9064).
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Education: These occupations usually require a high school diploma.
OJT: Employees in these occupations need anywhere from a few months to one year of working with experienced employees. A recognized apprenticeship program may be associated with these occupations.
Tasks: Assemble and install components of timepieces to complete mechanisms, using watchmakers' tools and loupes. Observe operation of timepiece parts and subassemblies to determine accuracy of movement, and to diagnose causes of defects. Test operation and fit of timepiece parts and subassemblies, using electronic testing equipment, tweezers, watchmakers' tools, and loupes. Replace specified parts to repair malfunctioning timepieces, using watchmakers' tools, loupes, and holding fixtures. Disassemble timepieces such as watches, clocks, and chronometers so that repairs can be made. Clean and lubricate timepiece parts and assemblies, using solvents, buff sticks, and oil. Examine components of timepieces such as watches, clocks, or chronometers for defects, using loupes or microscopes. Bend parts, such as hairsprings, pallets, barrel covers, and bridges, to correct deficiencies in truing or endshake, using tweezers.
License: License not required.
Outlook: No Change
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