Precision Instrument Maker and Repairer

OFO No: 661101


Other names for Precision Instrument Maker & Repairer:

  • Camera Repairer

What is a Precision Instrument Maker and Repairer?

A Precision Instrument Maker and Repairer is responsible for maintaining, servicing, calibrating, repairing highly specialised equipment.

For example:

  • Mechanical clocks
  • Meteorological instruments (thermometers, odometers, pressure gauges etc)
  • Orthopaedic , optical and other medical instruments (scissors, pincers etc)
  • Nautical instruments etc
  • Electrical instruments (volt meters etc)

What does a Precision Instrument Maker/Repairer do?

  • prepares quotations
  • services equipment
  • dismantles instruments and re-assembles
  • trouble-shoots
  • repairs equipment
  • calibrates precision instruments using weights and measures
  • keeps record

Are you … ?

  • detail orientated?
  • meticulous?
  • accurate?
  • good with your hands?
  • a person with good eyesight?
  • patient?
  • responsible?
  • reliable?

How do I become a Precision Instrument Maker and Repairer?

PATH 1

  • Apprenticeship
  • Trade Test

PATH 2

  • Learnership – Measurement, Control and Instrumentation Level 2, 3 and 4
  • Trade Test

PATH 3

  • Learnership – Measurement, Control and Instrumentation NQF Level 2, 3 and 4
  • Trade Test

PATH 4

  • Learnership – Measurement, Control and Instrumentation (Engineering and Technology) Level 2, 3 and 4
  • Trade Test

PATH 5

  • Learnership – First Line Chemical Instrument Mechanic Level 2
  • Learnership – Chemical Instrument Mechanic (Field Maintenance) Level 3
  • Learnership – Chemical Instrument Mechanician Level 4
  • Trade Test

PATH 6

  • Learnership – Electro-mechanics Level 2
  • Learnership – Electro-Mechanics (Manufacturing and Engineering) NQF Level 3
  • Learnership – Electro-Mechanics (Manufacturing and Engineering) Level 4
  • Trade Test

PATH 7

  • RPL (Recognised Prior Learning) for Artisans: CLICK HERE
  • If you have already been working a long time as a Precision Instrument Maker & Repairer without qualifications, you may be able to get your qualification through RPL
  • Trade Test

TRAINING:

  • CLICK HERE to check for a training institution near you to see what they offer.
  • Make sure you understand their entry requirements for each course.
  • To avoid scams, make sure your institution is registered with the Department of Higher Education. 
  • CLICK HERE to check accredited Private Higher Education Institutions. 

 

OTHER CAREERS TO CONSIDER:  Locksmith … or … Jewellery Designer

Is becoming a Precision Instrument Maker and Repairer the right career choice for me?

 

 


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