Profession precision mechanic

Precision mechanics manufacture precision metal components for machines and assemble them into functional units. They also build electronic measuring and control components. Precision mechanics use milling, drilling, grinding and honing machines.

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Personality Type

  • Investigative / Conventional
  • Realistic / Investigative


  • Micromechanics

    The design and production of micromechanisms. Micromechanisms combine mechanical and electrical components in a single device that is less than 1mm across.

  • Mechanics

    Theoretical and practical applications of the science studying the action of displacements and forces on physical bodies to the development of machinery and mechanical devices.


  • Secure working area

    Secure the operation site fixing boundaries, restricting access, placing signs and taking other measures in order to guarantee public and staff safety.

  • Supply machine with appropriate tools

    Supply the machine with the necessary tools and items for a particular production purpose.

  • Use precision tools

    Use electronic, mechanical, electric, or optical precision tools for precision work.

  • Operate precision measuring equipment

    Measure the size of a processed part when checking and marking it to check if it is up to standard by use of two and three dimensional precision measuring equipment such as a caliper, a micrometer, and a measuring gauge.

  • Assemble machines

    Assemble machines according to instructions and specifications.

Optional knowledge and skills

perform machine maintenance apply precision metalworking techniques tend computer numerical control lathe machine resolve equipment malfunctions tend cnc grinding machine tend cnc drilling machine manufacturing of pumps and compressors operate soldering equipment manufacturing of office equipment conduct routine machinery checks operate welding equipment dispose of hazardous waste assemble electronic units record test data conduct quality control analysis assemble electrical components electronics manufacturing of taps and valves use testing equipment maintain records of maintenance interventions tend cnc laser cutting machine assemble metal parts tend cnc milling machine troubleshoot