Precision Metal Trades Workers

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Precision Metal Trades Workers

Precision Metal Trades Workers fabricate, assemble, maintain and repair metal precision instruments.

Fun facts

  • 1528 Weekly Pay Before Tax
  • 84% full-time Full-Time Share
  • 7% female Gender Share


There are many tasks done by precision metal trades workers. A few are listed below:

  • assembling parts and subassemblies of precision instruments, locks, timepieces and firearms
  • dismantling precision instruments, locks, timepieces and firearms, repairing and replacing defective parts, and reassembling articles using hand and power tools and specially designed machines
  • inscribing letters, figures and designs on surfaces of jewellery, trophies and other ornamental items
  • installing security systems, changing tumblers in locks, changing locks, cutting keys and opening locks by manipulation
  • calibrating precision instruments using standard weights and measures, jigs and fixtures, and hand tools to adjust and align parts and small balancing weights
  • making blades for circular, band and other power saws and repairing, setting and sharpening blades for hand and power saws
  • testing circuits in electronic timepieces
  • may estimate costs and prepare quotes for repairs

Specific occupations

  • Engraver
  • Gunsmith
  • Locksmith
  • Precision Instrument Maker and Repairer
  • Saw Maker and Repairer
  • Watch and Clock Maker and Repairer
  • Safemaker
  • Camera Repairer
  • Scalemaker
  • Scientific Instrument Maker and Repairer
  • Saw Sharpener