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Laboratory Mechanical Technician

Perform a variety of experiments on watch parts, lubricants, and abrasives.

What does a Laboratory Mechanical Technician do?

Performs variety of experiments on watch parts, lubricants, and abrasives used in manufacture of horological instruments to ascertain conformance to production standards: Heats or cools watch parts to specific temperatures in oven or refrigerator. Subjects heated or cooled watch parts to stress tests and records results. Tests lubricants and abrasives used in watch manufacture for conformance to established lubricity and abrasion levels. Analyzes test results to detect deficiencies in watch parts, lubricants or abrasives and suggests modifications in production methods to overcome deficiencies. Recommends new test procedures or testing devices as necessary. May assist in fabrication and installation of new testing devices. May repair ovens or refrigerators.