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Camera and Photographic Equipment Repairers
SOC Code: 49-9061.00

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

Sample of reported job titles: Camera Repair Technician, Camera Repairman, Camera Technician, Photo Equipment Technician, Photo Technologist, Photographic Equipment Repair Technician, Photographic Equipment Technician, Photographic Technician (Photo Tech), Repair Technician, Repairman

Tasks

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Fabricate or modify defective electronic, electrical, or mechanical components, using bench lathe, milling machine, shaper, grinder, or precision hand tools, according to specifications.
  • 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.
  • Assemble aircraft cameras, still or motion picture cameras, photographic equipment, or frames, using diagrams, blueprints, bench machines, hand tools, or power tools.
  • Record test data and document fabrication techniques on reports.

Technology Skills

  • Data base user interface and query software - Data entry software ; RepairTRAX
  • Electronic mail software - Email software
  • Industrial control software - Statistical process control SPC software
  • Office suite software - Microsoft Office
  • Spreadsheet software - Microsoft Excel
  • Word processing software - Microsoft Word

Tools Used

  • Autocollimator - Focus testers
  • Automatic lathe or chucking machine - Bench lathes
  • Calipers - Dial vernier calipers
  • Cleaning scrapers
  • Dial indicator or dial gauge - Dial indicators
  • End cut pliers - Side cutting pliers
  • Frequency counters or timer or dividers - Shutter speed testers
  • Gage block set - Precision gauges
  • Hand vise - Lens filter ring vises
  • Lightmeters - Aperture testers; Digital light meters
  • Loupes - Head loupes
  • Mini pliers - Mini pliers sets
  • Multimeters - Digital multimeters
  • Needle file - Precision needle file sets
  • Needlenose pliers - Needle nose pliers
  • Personal computers
  • Power grinders - Rotary tools
  • Retaining ring pliers - Retaining ring removal tools
  • Scratch brushes
  • Screwdrivers - Mini screwdrivers
  • Soldering iron - Electric soldering irons
  • Spanner wrenches
  • Specialty wrenches - Battery cover removal tools; Eyepiece tools; Metal lens wrenches; Minispan wrenches (see all 7 examples)
  • Tweezers - Mini tweezers

Knowledge

  • Mechanical - Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.
  • Computers and Electronics - Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
  • Customer and Personal Service - Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
  • English Language - Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
  • Engineering and Technology - Knowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology. This includes applying principles, techniques, procedures, and equipment to the design and production of various goods and services.

Skills

  • Troubleshooting - Determining causes of operating errors and deciding what to do about it.
  • Repairing - Repairing machines or systems using the needed tools.
  • Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Equipment Maintenance - Performing routine maintenance on equipment and determining when and what kind of maintenance is needed.
  • Quality Control Analysis - Conducting tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance.
  • Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  • Complex Problem Solving - Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
  • Judgment and Decision Making - Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
  • Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
  • Time Management - Managing one's own time and the time of others.
  • Active Learning - Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
  • Equipment Selection - Determining the kind of tools and equipment needed to do a job.
  • Operation Monitoring - Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.
  • Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.

Abilities

  • Near Vision - The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
  • Visualization - The ability to imagine how something will look after it is moved around or when its parts are moved or rearranged.
  • 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.
  • Problem Sensitivity - The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
  • Manual Dexterity - The ability to quickly move your hand, your hand together with your arm, or your two hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble objects.
  • Written Comprehension - The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
  • Deductive Reasoning - The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
  • Inductive Reasoning - The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).
  • Information Ordering - The ability to arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules (e.g., patterns of numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).
  • Selective Attention - The ability to concentrate on a task over a period of time without being distracted.
  • Control Precision - The ability to quickly and repeatedly adjust the controls of a machine or a vehicle to exact positions.
  • Far Vision - The ability to see details at a distance.
  • Oral Comprehension - The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
  • Oral Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
  • Speech Clarity - The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.
  • Speech Recognition - The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person.
  • Visual Color Discrimination - The ability to match or detect differences between colors, including shades of color and brightness.

Interests

  • Interest code: RCI
    • Realistic - Realistic occupations frequently involve work activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions. They often deal with plants, animals, and real-world materials like wood, tools, and machinery. Many of the occupations require working outside, and do not involve a lot of paperwork or working closely with others.
    • Conventional - Conventional occupations frequently involve following set procedures and routines. These occupations can include working with data and details more than with ideas. Usually there is a clear line of authority to follow.
    • Investigative - Investigative occupations frequently involve working with ideas, and require an extensive amount of thinking. These occupations can involve searching for facts and figuring out problems mentally.

Work Context

  • Spend Time Using Your Hands to Handle, Control, or Feel Objects, Tools, or Controls - 78% responded “Continually or almost continually.”
  • Importance of Being Exact or Accurate - 63% responded “Extremely important.”
  • Indoors, Environmentally Controlled - 91% responded “Every day.”
  • Face-to-Face Discussions - 80% responded “Every day.”
  • Freedom to Make Decisions - 63% responded “A lot of freedom.”
  • Structured versus Unstructured Work - 58% responded “A lot of freedom.”
  • Spend Time Sitting - 46% responded “Continually or almost continually.”
  • Electronic Mail - 48% responded “Every day.”
  • Telephone - 51% responded “Every day.”
  • Time Pressure - 45% responded “Once a week or more but not every day.”
  • Contact With Others - 32% responded “Constant contact with others.”
  • Frequency of Decision Making - 48% responded “Every day.”
  • Spend Time Making Repetitive Motions - 33% responded “More than half the time.”
  • Consequence of Error - 28% responded “Extremely serious.”
  • Exposed to Contaminants - 31% responded “Never.”
  • Deal With External Customers - 24% responded “Very important.”
  • Impact of Decisions on Co-workers or Company Results - 27% responded “No results.”

Education

Percentage of RespondentsEducation Level Required
32%High school diploma or equivalent
28%Post-secondary certificate
13%Less than high school diploma

Work Styles

  • Attention to Detail - Job requires being careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks.
  • Dependability - Job requires being reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling obligations.
  • Persistence - Job requires persistence in the face of obstacles.
  • Achievement/Effort - Job requires establishing and maintaining personally challenging achievement goals and exerting effort toward mastering tasks.
  • Stress Tolerance - Job requires accepting criticism and dealing calmly and effectively with high stress situations.
  • Analytical Thinking - Job requires analyzing information and using logic to address work-related issues and problems.
  • Initiative - Job requires a willingness to take on responsibilities and challenges.
  • Integrity - Job requires being honest and ethical.
  • Self Control - Job requires maintaining composure, keeping emotions in check, controlling anger, and avoiding aggressive behavior, even in very difficult situations.
  • Innovation - Job requires creativity and alternative thinking to develop new ideas for and answers to work-related problems.
  • Cooperation - Job requires being pleasant with others on the job and displaying a good-natured, cooperative attitude.
  • Independence - Job requires developing one's own ways of doing things, guiding oneself with little or no supervision, and depending on oneself to get things done.
  • Adaptability/Flexibility - Job requires being open to change (positive or negative) and to considerable variety in the workplace.
  • Leadership - Job requires a willingness to lead, take charge, and offer opinions and direction.

Work Values

  • Independence - Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to work on their own and make decisions. Corresponding needs are Creativity, Responsibility and Autonomy.
  • Achievement - Occupations that satisfy this work value are results oriented and allow employees to use their strongest abilities, giving them a feeling of accomplishment. Corresponding needs are Ability Utilization and Achievement.
  • Working Conditions - Occupations that satisfy this work value offer job security and good working conditions. Corresponding needs are Activity, Compensation, Independence, Security, Variety and Working Conditions.

Wages & Trends

  • Median wages (2017)
    • $19.60 hourly, $40,770 annual
  • Employment (2016)
    • 4,000 employees
  • Projected growth (2016-2026)
    • Slower than average (2% to 4%)
  • Projected job openings (2016-2026)
    • 400

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