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Career Details :: Camera and Photographic Equipment Repairers
Repair and adjust cameras and photographic equipment, including commercial video and motion picture camera equipment.
A minimum of two to four years of work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is needed for these occupations. For example, an accountant must complete four years of college and work for several years in accounting to be considered qualified.
Most of these occupations require a four-year bachelor's degree, but some do not.
Employees in these occupations usually need several years of work-related experience, on-the-job training, and/or vocational training.
- Reads and interprets engineering drawings, diagrams, instructions, and specifications to determine needed repairs, fabrication method, and operation sequence.
- Recommends design changes or upgrades of microfilming, film developing, and photographic equipment.
- Lays out reference points and dimensions on parts and metal stock to be machined, using precision measuring instruments.
- Disassembles equipment to gain access to defect, using hand tools.
- Calibrates and verifies accuracy of light meters, shutter diaphragm operation, and lens carriers, using timing instruments.
- Records test data and documents fabrication techniques on reports.
- Fabricates or modifies defective electronic, electrical, and mechanical components, using bench lathe, milling machine, shaper, grinder, and precision hand tools according to specifications.
- Tests equipment performance, focus of lens system, alignment of diaphragm, lens mounts, and film transport, using precision gauges.
- Requisitions parts and materials.
- Installs film in aircraft camera and electrical assemblies and wiring in camera housing, following blueprints, using hand tools and soldering equipment.
- Measures parts to verify specified dimensions/settings, such as camera shutter speed and light meter reading accuracy, using measuring instruments.
- Examines cameras, equipment, processed film, and laboratory reports to diagnose malfunction, using work aids and specifications.
- Assembles aircraft cameras, still and motion picture cameras, photographic equipment, and frames, using diagrams, blueprints, bench machines, hand tools, and power tools.
- Adjusts cameras, photographic mechanisms, and equipment, such as range and view finders, shutters, light meters, and lens systems, using hand tools.
- Cleans and lubricates cameras and polishes camera lenses, using cleaning materials and work aids.
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General Work Activities
- Repairing & Maintaining Mechanical Equipment
- Handling and Moving Objects
- Getting Information Needed to Do the Job
- Inspecting Equipment, Structures, Material
- Repairing & Maintaining Electrical Equipment
Frequent Work Context
- Job-Required Social Interaction
- Deal With External Customers
- Provide a Service to Others
- Using Hands on Objects, Tools, Controls
- Degree of Automation