Precision Metal Trades Workers

Snapshot

Precision Metal Trades Workers fabricate, assemble, maintain and repair metal precision instruments.
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Precision Metal Trades Workers
  • How many are employed in this occupation?
6,000
  • What are the average weekly earnings for full time workers ($ before tax)?
$972
  • How does unemployment compare with other occupations?
Above average
  • What are the job prospects for this occupation?
Low
  • What will be the likely future employment growth for the next five years?
Decline
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Tasks

This occupation may include associated occupations with varying tasks.

  • assembling parts and subassemblies of precision instruments, locks, timepieces and firearms
  • dismantling precision instruments, locks, timepieces and firearms, repairing and replacing defective parts, and reassembling articles using hand and power tools and specially designed machines
  • inscribing letters, figures and designs on surfaces of jewellery, trophies and other ornamental items
  • installing security systems, changing tumblers in locks, changing locks, cutting keys and opening locks by manipulation
  • calibrating precision instruments using standard weights and measures, jigs and fixtures, and hand tools to adjust and align parts and small balancing weights
  • making blades for circular, band and other power saws and repairing, setting and sharpening blades for hand and power saws
  • testing circuits in electronic timepieces
  • may estimate costs and prepare quotes for repairs

Job Titles

  • Engraver
  • Gunsmith
  • Locksmith
  • Precision Instrument Maker and Repairer
  • Saw Maker and Repairer
  • Watch and Clock Maker and Repairer

VET (Vocational Education And Training)

  • Certificate II in Engineering
  • Certificate III in Watch and Clock Service and Repair

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