Assembles, calibrates, installs and overhauls mechanical precision instruments and equipment.
Skill Level 3
Scientific Instrument Maker and Repairer
Caveats No caveats
Endorsed Correlations to ASCO Occupations
4115-01 Supervisor, Precision Metal Tradespersons
4115-11 Precision Instrument Maker and Repairer
Group: 3233 Precision Metal Trades Workers
fabricate, assemble, maintain and repair metal precision instruments.
assembling parts and subassemblies of precision instruments, locks, timepieces and firearms
dismantling precision instruments, locks, timepieces and firearms, repairing and replacing defective parts, and reassembling articles using hand and power tools and specially designed machines
inscribing letters, figures and designs on surfaces of jewellery, trophies and other ornamental items
installing security systems, changing tumblers in locks, changing locks, cutting keys and opening locks by manipulation
calibrating precision instruments using standard weights and measures, jigs and fixtures, and hand tools to adjust and align parts and small balancing weights
making blades for circular, band and other power saws and repairing, setting and sharpening blades for hand and power saws
testing circuits in electronic timepieces
may estimate costs and prepare quotes for repairs
Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications and experience outlined below.
AQF Certificate III including at least two years of on-the-job training, or AQF Certificate IV (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)
In New Zealand:
NZ Register Level 4 qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)
At least three years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualifications listed above. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.
Registration or licensing may be required.