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Camera & Photographic Equipment Repairers

Also called: Camera Repair Technician, Camera Repairman, Camera Technician, Repair Technician

Where in the Army? In the Army: Combat Documentation/Production Specialist; Visual Information Equipment Operator-Maintainer

What they do:
Repair and adjust cameras and photographic equipment, including commercial video and motion picture camera equipment.
On the job, you would:
  • 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.

Knowledge

Engineering and Technology
  • mechanical
  • computers and electronics
Business
  • customer service
Arts and Humanities
  • English language

Skills

Basic Skills
  • thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it

Abilities

Hand and Finger Use
  • put together small parts with your fingers
  • keep your arm or hand steady
Ideas and Logic
  • notice when problems happen
  • make general rules or come up with answers from lots of detailed information

Personality

People interested in this work like activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions.
They do well at jobs that need:
  • Attention to Detail
  • Dependability
  • Persistence
  • Achievement/Effort
  • Stress Tolerance
  • Analytical Thinking

Technology

You might use software like this on the job:

Spreadsheet software
  • Microsoft Excel
Electronic mail software
  • Email software
Word processing software
  • Microsoft Word

Education

Education: (rated 3 of 5)
high school diploma/GED or
certificate after high school
usually needed

Get started on your career:

Registered Apprenticeship

Job Outlook

Below Average Outlook
New job opportunities are less likely in the future.
Salary
$40,020
per year, on average
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