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Camera and Photographic Equipment Repairers

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Repair and adjust cameras and photographic equipment, including commercial video and motion picture camera equipment.

    Work Activities
    • Adjust cameras, photographic mechanisms, or equipment such as range and view finders, shutters, light meters, or lens systems, using hand tools.
    • Disassemble equipment to gain access to defect, using hand tools.
    • Test equipment performance, focus of lens system, diaphragm alignment, lens mounts, or film transport, using precision gauges.
    • Clean and lubricate cameras and polish camera lenses, using cleaning materials and work aids.
    • Install electrical assemblies and wiring in aircraft camera housings and memory cards or film in cameras, following blueprints and using hand tools and soldering equipment.
    • Requisition parts or materials.
    • Calibrate and verify accuracy of light meters, shutter diaphragm operation, or lens carriers, using timing instruments.
    • Examine cameras, equipment, processed film, or laboratory reports to diagnose malfunction, using work aids and specifications.
    • Read and interpret engineering drawings, diagrams, instructions, or specifications to determine needed repairs, fabrication method, and operation sequence.
    • Measure parts to verify specified dimensions or settings, such as camera shutter speed or light meter reading accuracy, using measuring instruments.
    • Assemble aircraft cameras, still or motion picture cameras, photographic equipment, or frames, using diagrams, blueprints, bench machines, hand tools, or power tools.
    • Fabricate or modify defective electronic, electrical, or mechanical components, using bench lathe, milling machine, shaper, grinder, or precision hand tools, according to specifications.
    • Record test data and document fabrication techniques on reports.
    • Lay out reference points and dimensions on parts or metal stock to be machined, using precision measuring instruments.
    • Recommend design changes or upgrades of microfilming, film-developing, or photographic equipment.
    Skills
    • Troubleshooting

      Determining causes of operating errors and deciding what to do about it.

    • Repairing

      Repairing machines or systems using the needed tools.

    • Critical Thinking

      Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.

    WorkKeys®
    Applied Math
    4
    Workplace Documents
    5
    Graphic Literacy
    4
    Abilities
    • Near Vision

      The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).

    • Visualization

      The ability to imagine how something will look after it is moved around or when its parts are moved or rearranged.

    • Finger Dexterity

      The ability to make precisely coordinated movements of the fingers of one or both hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble very small objects.

    Knowledge
    • Mechanical

      Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.

    • Computers and Electronics

      Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.

    • Customer and Personal Service

      Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.

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    Pay
    • Ohio Annual Salary $29,550/yr
    • Typical Salary
    • Ohio Hourly Wage $14.21/hr
    • Typical Hourly Wage
    Ohio Employment Trends
    • Currently Employed Not Available
    • Yearly Projected Openings Not Available
    Typical Education
    Personality
    Realistic: People interested in this work like activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions. They do well at jobs that need:
    • Attention to Detail
    • Dependability
    • Persistence
    • Achievement/Effort
    • Stress Tolerance
    • Analytical Thinking
    Tools
    • Specialty wrenches
    • Soldering iron
    • Power grinders
    • Lightmeters
    • Automatic lathe or chucking machine
    Technology
    • Word processing software
    • Spreadsheet software
    • Office suite software
    • Industrial control software
    • Data base user interface and query software
    Tags
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