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Timing Device Assemblers and Adjusters

Perform precision assembling or adjusting, within narrow tolerances, of timing devices such as digital clocks or timing devices with electrical or electronic components.

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    Work Activities

    Work Activities

    • Change timing weights on balance wheels to correct deficient timing.
    • Adjust sizes or positioning of timepiece parts to achieve specified fit or function, using calipers, fixtures, and loupes.
    • 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.
    • Mount hairsprings and balance wheel assemblies between jaws of truing calipers.
    • 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.
    • Estimate spaces between collets and first inner coils to determine if spaces are within acceptable limits.
    • Bend inner coils of springs away from or toward collets, using tweezers, to locate centers of collets in centers of springs, and to correct errors resulting from faulty colleting of coils.
    • Turn wheels of calipers and examine springs, using loupes, to determine if center coils appear as perfect circles.
    • Examine components of timepieces such as watches, clocks, or chronometers for defects, using loupes or microscopes.
    • Examine and adjust hairspring assemblies to ensure horizontal and circular alignment of hairsprings, using calipers, loupes, and watchmakers' tools.
    • Review blueprints, sketches, or work orders to gather information about tasks to be completed.
    • Tighten or replace loose jewels, using watchmakers' tools.
    • Bend parts, such as hairsprings, pallets, barrel covers, and bridges, to correct deficiencies in truing or endshake, using tweezers.

    Skills

    • Repairing

      Repairing machines or systems using the needed tools.

    • Quality Control Analysis

      Conducting tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance.

    • Troubleshooting

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

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    Applied Math
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    Workplace Documents
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    Graphic Literacy
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    Abilities

    • 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.

    • Arm-Hand Steadiness

      The ability to keep your hand and arm steady while moving your arm or while holding your arm and hand in one position.

    • Near Vision

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

    Knowledge

    • Mechanical

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

    • Mathematics

      Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.

    • Production and Processing

      Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods.

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    Pay

    • US Annual Salary 36170/yr
    • US Typical Salary
    • US Hourly Wage 17.39/hr
    • US Typical Hourly Wage

    Ohio Employment Trends

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    • Yearly Projected Openings Not Available

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    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
    • Integrity
    • Dependability
    • Independence
    • Adaptability/Flexibility
    • Cooperation

    Tools

    • Hand vise
    • Go or no go gauge
    • Drill press or radial drill
    • Calipers
    • Boring machines

    Technology

    • Office suite software
    • Inventory management software
    • Internet browser software
    • Data base user interface and query software
    • Analytical or scientific software

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