On the Job
Watch Repairers repair, clean, and adjust instruments that keep time, including watches and clocks.
This career requires good eyesight.
Typical Work Tasks
People who work in this career often:
- Lubricate equipment to allow proper functioning.
- Maintain work equipment or machinery.
- Repair electronic equipment.
- Repair worn, damaged, or defective mechanical parts.
- Replace worn, damaged, or defective mechanical parts.
- Estimate costs for labor or materials.
- Inspect mechanical equipment to locate damage, defects, or wear.
- Test electrical circuits or components for proper functioning.
- Test mechanical equipment to ensure proper functioning.
- Order materials, supplies, or equipment.
Typical Working Conditions
- Using your hands to handle, control, or feel objects, tools, or controls.
- Working indoors in environmentally controlled conditions.
- The importance of being accurate or exact.
- Freedom to make decisions without supervision.
- Having face-to-face discussions.
- Meeting strict deadlines.
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