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Mechanic, Optical Instrument

Aliases: Optical Instruments Repairman, Optical Instruments Technician

Industry/Sector(s): Optical Products


JOB DESCRIPTION 
The tasks a Mechanic Optical Instruments is expected to perform include:
  • Repairing and setting the optical instruments to record accurate measurement
  • Examining the optical instruments for defects visually or by focussing it to standard observations
  • Fitting new or ground lenses, mirrors and other accessories according to prescribed focal lengths and specifications
  • Grinding the glazes and cementing (joining of two lenses with Canada balsam to form one unit) lenses used in various optical instruments
  • Aligning parts to requirement and assembling components to form a complete unit
  • Making necessary settings and adjustments to instruments
  • Testing the repaired units to ensure desired result and accuracy
WORK ENVIRONMENT 
  • It needs one to be on their toes
  • Need not handle a team
  • Local travelling is not part of this job
  • Part-time work and contractual jobs maybe available
  • Work from home option is not available
Working hours
  • Working hours are 9/10 hours everyday for 5/6 days a week. This may vary from company to company
  • Shift system maybe available
Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?

This job is suitable for candidates with One Leg (OL), Both Legs (BL), Muscular Weakness (MW) and those who have Hearing Impaired (HH)

EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS AND TRAINING 

Minimum – B.E/B.Tech

KEY COMPETENCIES 
  • Knowledge of various instruments such as microscopes, telescopes, photography cameras, sextants etc.
  • Proficient in checking centering, setting lenses to required focal length and adjusting other components to required perfection
  • Adept in examining parts or components for wear and tear, damages etc. and replacing unserviceable ones
  • Well-versed in obtaining correct lens assemblies and aligning parts to requirement
  • Knowledge of assembling components to form a complete unit
  • Adept in making necessary settings and adjustments to instruments
  • Proficient in testing repaired unit for clarity and efficiency by visual observations or by using them over fields to ensure desired result and accuracy
DESIRABLE COMPETENCIES 

Knowledge of assembling and fitting new equipment

AVAILABLE SKILL TRAINING AND LEARNING INSTITUTES 

All engineering colleges across India

AVAILABLE SKILL TRAINING SCHEMES/SCHOLARSHIPS 

Coming soon

SAMPLE OF TRAINING AND LEARNING COURSES 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PEejMwrRoSM

CAREER PROGRESSION PATH 

Coming soon

Transfer option
  • India: Yes
  • Abroad: Yes
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EXPECTED EARNINGS 
  • For freshers – ₹ 10,000 to ₹ 15,000 per month 
  • For candidates with 1/2 years of experience - ₹ 15,000 to ₹ 20,000 per month 
  • For candidates with over 2 years’ of experience - ₹ 20,000 to ₹ 25,000 per month
(These figures are indicative and subject to change)
REQUIRED WORK EXPERIENCE 

Coming soon

PROBABLE EMPLOYERS 
  • Optical instrument manufacturer across India
  • Optical instrument repair shops across India
  • Optical instrument retail shops across India
KEYWORDS 
  • Optical Instrument Repairman
  • Optical Instrument Technician
OCCUPATIONAL CODES AND STANDARDS 
Standard Code Description
NCO 2015 7311.0800 Mechanic, Optical Instrument
ISCO 2008 7311 Precision Instrument Makers and Repairers
NIC 2008 26700 Manufacture of optical instruments and equipment
QP Reference NA NA
NSQF NA NA
REFERENCES 

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