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Camera and Photographic Equipment Repairers
District Of Columbia

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

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typical training

Typical education needed for entry: Associate's degree

Typical work experience needed for a job in this occupation: None

Typical on-the-job training once you have a job in this occupation: Long-term on-the-job training

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typical job duties

  • 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.

tools & technology

  • Automatic lathe or chucking machine
  • Lightmeters
  • Mini pliers
  • Power grinders
  • Specialty wrenches

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  • Electronic mail software
  • Spreadsheet software
  • Word processing software

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