Instrument fitters assemble and install precise instruments that measure, indicate, transmit, record and control.
Duties & Tasks
Instrument fitters may perform the following tasks:fit and assemble instrument parts such as circuit boards, power supplies and control units, springs, bearings, lenses and glass faces
check instruments for accuracy and calibrate (to manufacturers' specifications), using standard weights and measures; pneumatic, electrical and electronic test equipment; and small hand tools
install industrial instruments and equipment such as control panels, sensors, transmitters and controllers, meters and fixed cameras (if an appropriate licence is held)
dismantle and re-assemble delicate mechanisms or electronic circuits
overhaul instrument systems and repair or replace faulty parts using power tools and small hand tools
check performance using testing and measuring instruments and make necessary adjustments
set up computers and control equipment
connect computers to control systems and check the operation of these systems.
enjoy practical and manual activities
good eyesight (may be corrected) and normal colour vision
able to do precise and detailed work
aptitude for technical activities.