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Career Details :: Hand and Portable Power Tool Repairers
Repair and adjust hand and power tools.
Some previous work-related skill, knowledge, or experience may be helpful in these occupations, but usually is not needed. For example, a drywall installer might benefit from experience installing drywall, but an inexperienced person could still learn to be an installer with little difficulty.
These occupations usually require a high school diploma and may require some vocational training or job-related course work. In some cases, an associate's or bachelor's degree could be needed.
Employees in these occupations need anywhere from a few months to one year of working with experienced employees.
- Examines and tests tools to determine defects or cause of malfunction, using hand and power tools, observation, and experience.
- Repairs or replaces tools and defective parts, such as handles, vises, pliers, or metal buckets, using soldering tool, gas torch, power tools, or hand tools.
- Verifies and adjusts alignment and dimensions of parts, using gauges and tracing lathe.
- Maintains stock of parts.
- Disassembles and reassembles tools, using hand tools, power tools, or arbor press.
- Cleans polishing and buffing wheels, using steam cleaning machine, to remove abrasives and bonding materials and salvages cloth from wheel.
- Records nature and extent of repairs performed.
- Sprays, brushes, or recoats surface of polishing wheel and places it in oven to dry.
- Sharpens tools, such as picks, shovels, screwdrivers, and scoops, using bench grinder and emery wheel.
- Electrical Parts Reconditioners
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- Outdoor Power Equipment and Other Small Engine Mechanics
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- Tool and Die Makers
General Work Activities
- Handling and Moving Objects
- Repairing & Maintaining Mechanical Equipment
- Inspecting Equipment, Structures, Material
- Performing General Physical Activities
- Getting Information Needed to Do the Job
Frequent Work Context
- Importance of Being Sure All Is Done
- Using Hands on Objects, Tools, Controls
- Consequence of Error
- Importance of Being Exact or Accurate