Watch and Clock Repairers


Also called : Antique Clock Repairer, Clock Repair Technician, Clock Repairer, Watch and Clock Repairer, Watch Estimator, Watch Repair Person, Watch Repair Technician, Watch Repairer, Watch Technician (Watch Tech)

What they do


Repair, clean, and adjust mechanisms of timing instruments, such as watches and clocks. Includes watchmakers, watch technicians, and mechanical timepiece repairers.

On the job, one would


    KNOWLEDGE


    • 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.

    • Administration and Management
      Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.

    • Mechanical
      Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.

    • Administrative
      Knowledge of administrative and office procedures and systems such as word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and workplace terminology.

    SKILLS


    • 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.

    • Operations Monitoring
      Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.

    • 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.

    • Equipment Maintenance
      Performing routine maintenance on equipment and determining when and what kind of maintenance is needed.

    ABILITIES


    • 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.

    • Control Precision
      The ability to quickly and repeatedly adjust the controls of a machine or a vehicle to exact positions.

    • Near Vision
      The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).

    • 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.

    PERSONALITY

    People interested in this work, will do well at jobs that need;

    • Attention to Detail
      Job requires being careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks.

    • Integrity
      Job requires being honest and ethical.

    • Analytical Thinking
      Job requires analyzing information and using logic to address work-related issues and problems.

    • Self-Control
      Job requires maintaining composure, keeping emotions in check, controlling anger, and avoiding aggressive behavior, even in very difficult situations.

    • Dependability
      Job requires being reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling obligations.

    • 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.

    • Initiative
      Job requires a willingness to take on responsibilities and challenges.

    • Concern for Others
      Job requires being sensitive to others' needs and feelings and being understanding and helpful on the job.

    • Cooperation
      Job requires being pleasant with others on the job and displaying a good-natured, cooperative attitude.

    • Achievement/Effort
      Job requires establishing and maintaining personally challenging achievement goals and exerting effort toward mastering tasks.

    TECHNOLOGY

    • Word processing software

    • Accounting software

    • Data base user interface and query software

    • Electronic mail software

    • Enterprise resource planning ERP software

    • Office suite software

    • Project management software

    • Spreadsheet software

    EDUCATION AND TRAINING

    • Preparation

      Medium Preparation Needed

    • Education

      Training in vocational schools or an Associate deg

    • Experience

      Previous work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is required for these occupations.

    • Jobtraining

      Employees in these occupations usually need one or two years of training involving both on-the-job experience and informal training with experienced workers.

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