Profession optical instrument repairer
Optical instrument repairers repair optical instruments, such as microscopes, telescopes, camera optics, and compasses. They test the instruments to ensure they function properly. In a military context they also read blueprints to be able to repair the instruments.
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- Quality standards
The national and international requirements, specifications and guidelines to ensure that products, services and processes are of good quality and fit for purpose.
- Optical equipment standards
The national and international quality and safety standards and regulations with regards to the use and manufacture of optical equipment, including optical materials, optical components, optical systems, ophthalmic equipment, optomechanical equipment, optical measuring equipment, photographic equipment, and optoelectronic equipment.
- Glass tempering
Technique of treating glass with high temperatures to increase its durability and safety.
- Optical glass characteristics
The characteristics of optical glass such as refractive index, dispersion, and chemical properties.
- Types of optical instruments
Possess information on the types of optical instruments and lenses, such as microscopes and telescopes, as well as on their mechanics, components, and characteristics.
Must be able to read and understand blueprints, drawings and plans and maintain simple written records.
- Verify lenses compliance
Verify that lenses are according to the specifications.
- Use tools for construction and repair
Construct and repair ships and equipment using hand tools, machine tools, and measuring instruments. Safely carry out emergency or temporary repairs. Take measures to ensure a safe working environment. Use various types of sealants and packaging.
- Repair optical equipment
Identify the problem of the optical instrument, check for deterioration, and replace deficient components.
- Remove defective products
Remove defective materials from the production line.
- Operate optical equipment
Use specific optical machinery in order to cut, polish, adjust and refine optics.
- Manipulate glass
Manipulate the properties, shape and size of glass.
- Smooth glass surface
Smooth glass or lens surfaces of optical instruments with grinding and polishing tools, such as diamond tools.
- Cut glass
Use glass cutting tools or diamond blades to cut pieces out of glass plates, including mirrors.
- Meet deadlines
Ensure operative processes are finished at a previously agreed-upon time.
- Perform minor repairs to equipment
Conduct routine maintenance on equipment. Recognise and identify minor defects in equipment and make repairs if appropriate.
- Read engineering drawings
Read the technical drawings of a product made by the engineer in order to suggest improvements, make models of the product or operate it.
- Operate automated optical inspection machine
Inspect the quality of assembled printed circuit boards (PCB) or surface-mount devices (SMD) through operating the automated optical inspection machine. During each test, dozens of images are captured with a special camera and compared to previous assembled boards.
- Use precision tools
Use electronic, mechanical, electric, or optical precision tools for precision work.
- Read standard blueprints
Read and comprehend standard blueprints, machine, and process drawings.
- Replace defect components
Remove defective parts and replace them with functioning components.
- Ensure conformity to specifications
Ensure that the assembled products are conform to the specifications given.
- Operate optical measuring equipment
Operate optical measuring equipment to take client's measurements; determine bridge and eye size, papillary distance, vertex distance, optical eye centres, etc., in order to manufacture customised eyeglasses or contact lenses.
- Operate optical assembly equipment
Set up and operate optical processing or assembly equipment, such as optical spectrum analysers, power saws, lasers, die bonders, soldering irons, and wire bonders.
Optional knowledge and skillsmaintain optical equipment cut lenses for eyeglasses communicate with customers resolve equipment malfunctions optoelectronic devices optics microoptics optomechanical devices apply health and safety standards order optical supplies colour glass test optical components optical engineering keep records of work progress refractive power
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