CompGeo Salary Survey Benchmark Job Summary and Competencies

Camera and Photographic Equipment Repairers

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CompGeo Occupation Group: Services
Job Family: Services - Electronic
Benchmark Title: Camera and Photographic Equipment Repairers
 
Summary Job Description Tasks
Repair and adjust cameras and photographic equipment, including commercial video and motion picture camera equipment. Calibrate and verify accuracy of light meters, shutter diaphragm operation, and lens carriers, using timing instruments.
 
Disassemble equipment to gain access to defect, using hand tools.
 
Adjust cameras, photographic mechanisms, and equipment such as range and view finders, shutters, light meters, and lens systems, using hand tools.
 
Clean and lubricate cameras and polish camera lenses, using cleaning materials and work aids.
 
Measure parts to verify specified dimensions or settings, such as camera shutter speed and light meter reading accuracy, using measuring instruments.
 
Test equipment performance, focus of lens system, diaphragm alignment, lens mounts, and film transport, using precision gauges.
 
Examine cameras, equipment, processed film, and laboratory reports to diagnose malfunction, using work aids and specifications.
 
Requisition parts and materials.
 
Read and interpret engineering drawings, diagrams, instructions, and specifications to determine needed repairs, fabrication method and operation sequence.
 
Fabricate or modify defective electronic, electrical, and mechanical components, using bench lathe, milling machine, shaper, grinder, and precision hand tools according to specifications.
 
Assemble aircraft cameras, still and motion picture cameras, photographic equipment, and frames, using diagrams, blueprints, bench machines, hand tools, and power tools.
 
Install film in aircraft camera and electrical assemblies and wiring in camera housing, following blueprints and using hand tools and soldering equipment.
 
Record test data and document fabrication techniques on reports.
 
Lay out reference points and dimensions on parts and metal stock to be machined, using precision measuring instruments.
 
Recommend design changes or upgrades of microfilming, film-developing, and photographic equipment.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Services
Job Family: Services - Electronic
Benchmark Title: Camera and Photographic Equipment Repairers
 
Important Knowledge Competencies Competency Description
Mechanical Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.
 
Computers and Electronics Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
 
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.
 
Engineering and Technology Knowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology. This includes applying principles, techniques, procedures, and equipment to the design and production of various goods and services.
 
English Language Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
 
Education and Training Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Services
Job Family: Services - Electronic
Benchmark Title: Camera and Photographic Equipment Repairers
 
Important Skill Competencies Competency Description
Repairing Repairing machines or systems using the needed tools.
 
Troubleshooting Determining causes of operating errors and deciding what to do about it.
 
Quality Control Analysis Conducting tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance.
 
Critical Thinking Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
 
Active Learning Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
 
Equipment Maintenance Performing routine maintenance on equipment and determining when and what kind of maintenance is needed.
 
Complex Problem Solving Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
 
Equipment Selection Determining the kind of tools and equipment needed to do a job.
 
Operation Monitoring Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.
 
Judgment and Decision Making Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
 
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.
 
Reading Comprehension Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
 
Social Perceptiveness Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
 
Time Management Managing one's own time and the time of others.
 
Speaking Talking to others to convey information effectively.
 
Monitoring Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Services
Job Family: Services - Electronic
Benchmark Title: Camera and Photographic Equipment Repairers
 
Important Ability Competencies Competency Description
Visualization The ability to imagine how something will look after it is moved around or when its parts are moved or rearranged.
 
Problem Sensitivity The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
 
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.
 
Near Vision The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
 
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.
 
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.
 
Written Comprehension The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
 
Deductive Reasoning The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
 
Inductive Reasoning The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).
 
Oral Comprehension The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
 
Information Ordering The ability to arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules (e.g., patterns of numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).
 
Category Flexibility The ability to generate or use different sets of rules for combining or grouping things in different ways.
 
Selective Attention The ability to concentrate on a task over a period of time without being distracted.
 
Control Precision The ability to quickly and repeatedly adjust the controls of a machine or a vehicle to exact positions.
 
Visual Color Discrimination The ability to match or detect differences between colors, including shades of color and brightness.
 
Speech Recognition The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person.
 
Oral Expression The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
 
Perceptual Speed The ability to quickly and accurately compare similarities and differences among sets of letters, numbers, objects, pictures, or patterns. The things to be compared may be presented at the same time or one after the other. This ability also includes comparing a presented object with a remembered object.
 
Far Vision The ability to see details at a distance.
 
Speech Clarity The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.
 
Originality The ability to come up with unusual or clever ideas about a given topic or situation, or to develop creative ways to solve a problem.
 
Mathematical Reasoning The ability to choose the right mathematical methods or formulas to solve a problem.
 
Number Facility The ability to add, subtract, multiply, or divide quickly and correctly.
 
Flexibility of Closure The ability to identify or detect a known pattern (a figure, object, word, or sound) that is hidden in other distracting material.
 
Depth Perception The ability to judge which of several objects is closer or farther away from you, or to judge the distance between you and an object.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Services
Job Family: Services - Electronic
Benchmark Title: Camera and Photographic Equipment Repairers
 
Prerequisite Qualification Category Education and Experience Level
On-the-Job Training Over 1 year, up to and including 2 years
 
Required Level of Education Associate's Degree (or other 2-year degree)
 
On-Site or In-Plant Training Up to and including 1 month
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Services
Job Family: Services - Electronic
Benchmark Title: Camera and Photographic Equipment Repairers
 
Alternate Job Title(s)
Aircraft Photographic Equipment Mechanic
Aircraft Photographic Equipment Repairer
Camera Machinist
Camera Mechanic
Camera Repair Technician
Camera Repairer
Camera Repairman
Camera Technician
Computerized Photofinishing Equipment Service Technician
Field Service Engineer
Motion Picture Equipment Machinist
Photo Equipment Technician
Photo Technologist
Photographic Equipment Maintenance Technician
Photographic Equipment Mechanic
Photographic Equipment Repair Technician
Photographic Equipment Technician
Photographic Technician (Photo Tech)
Repair Cameraman
Repair Technician
Repairman
Technician
Video Technician
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Services
Job Family: Services - Electronic
Benchmark Title: Camera and Photographic Equipment Repairers
 
 
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