DETAILED OCCUPATION DATA
49-9061 Camera and Photographic Equipment Repairers
Occupational Description:Repair and adjust cameras and photographic equipment, including commercial video and motion picture camera equipment.
|Geography||Employment||Emp SE*||Mean||Mean SE*||10th||25th||Median||75th||90th|
|*SE = Standard error, a measure of the statistical reliability of the estimate.|
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|Employment||Median Wage||% Change 2010 - 2020|
|Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers||2,140||$23.00/hr||39.0%|
|Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers||2,120||$17.59/hr||-0.3%|
|Home Appliance Repairers||800||$17.64/hr||2.5%|
|Outdoor Power Equipment and Other Small Engine Mechanics||540||$16.77/hr||18.4%|
|Electric Motor, Power Tool, and Related Repairers||410||$23.93/hr||8.9%|
|Timing Device Assemblers, Adjusters, and Calibrators||60||$14.00/hr||N/A|
Tasks for Camera and Photographic Equipment Repairers
- Measures parts to verify specified dimensions/settings, such as camera shutter speed and light meter reading accuracy, using measuring instruments.
- Adjusts cameras, photographic mechanisms, and equipment, such as range and view finders, shutters, light meters, and lens systems, using hand tools.
- Examines cameras, equipment, processed film, and laboratory reports to diagnose malfunction, using work aids and specifications.
- Disassembles equipment to gain access to defect, using hand tools.
- Calibrates and verifies accuracy of light meters, shutter diaphragm operation, and lens carriers, using timing instruments.
- Tests equipment performance, focus of lens system, alignment of diaphragm, lens mounts, and film transport, using precision gauges.
- Fabricates or modifies defective electronic, electrical, and mechanical components, using bench lathe, milling machine, shaper, grinder, and precision hand tools according to specifications.
- Recommends design changes or upgrades of micro-filming, film-developing, and photographic equipment.
- Requisitions parts and materials.
- Records test data and documents fabrication techniques on reports.
- Cleans and lubricates cameras and polishes camera lenses, using cleaning materials and work aids.
- Lays out reference points and dimensions on parts and metal stock to be machined, using precision measuring instruments.
- Installs film in aircraft camera and electrical assemblies and wiring in camera housing, following blueprints, using hand tools and soldering equipment.
- Assembles aircraft cameras, still and motion picture cameras, photographic equipment, and frames, using diagrams, blueprints, bench machines, hand tools, and power tools.
- Reads and interprets engineering drawings, diagrams, instructions, and specifications to determine needed repairs, fabrication method and operation sequence.