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What do precision metal trades workers do?

  • dismantle precision instruments, locks, timepieces and firearms, repair and replace defective parts, and reassemble articles using hand and power tools and specially designed machines
  • inscribe letters, figures and designs on surfaces of jewellery, trophies and other ornamental items
  • install security systems, change tumblers in locks, change locks, cut keys and open locks by manipulation
  • calibrate precision instruments using standard weights and measures, jigs and fixtures, and hand tools to adjust and align parts and small balancing weights
  • make blades for circular, band and other power saws and repair, set and sharpen blades for hand and power saws
  • test circuits in electronic timepieces

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Joseph, precision metal trades worker at Axiom

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