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Electrical Instrument Repairer

Repair, calibrate, and test instruments using tools.

What does an Electrical Instrument Repairer do?

Repairs, calibrates, and tests instruments, such as voltmeters, ammeters, resistance bridges, galvanometers, temperature bridges, and temperature controlling and recording gauges and instruments, using jewelers’ tools, electricians’ tools, handtools, and measuring instruments: Tests instruments for resistance, voltage, and other characteristics, using potentiometer, voltage divider, and other testing devices. Disassembles instruments, using handtools, and examines parts for defects. Measures, cuts, and fits glass for meters and instruments, using glass cutter. Repairs or replaces defective parts of instruments, using handtools, soldering equipment, grinders, calipers, micrometers, and dividers. Reassembles instruments, following circuit diagrams and using jewelers’ tools. Tests new and repaired instruments, using test board. May operate lathe and drill press to make replacement parts. May plan, construct, and assemble test panels for experimental and production testing. May keep records on repair and calibration of instruments. May rebuild induction cores for electric furnaces. May install, repair, and adjust electronically controlled dynamometers and be known as Dynamometer Repairer.