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"Keyboard Instrument Repairer and Tuner"
Job Description - Part 1 - Duties and Tasks

Basic Job Description:

Repair, adjust, refinish, and tune musical keyboard instruments.

Part 1
Duties / Tasks
Part 2
Activities
Part 3
Skills
Part 4
Abilities
Part 5
Knowledge

Job Duties and Tasks for: "Keyboard Instrument Repairer and Tuner"

1) Repairs or replaces defective, broken, or worn parts, using hand tools, power tools, glue, and nails.

2) Adjusts lips, reeds, or toe hole of organ pipes, using hand tools, to regulate airflow and loudness of sound.

3) Adjusts alignment, string spacing, and striking point of hammers of piano, using wrench, burner, shims, and bushings.

4) Removes irregularities from tuning pins, strings, and hammers of piano, using wood block or filing tool.

5) Compares pitch of instruments with specified pitch of tuning tool to tune instrument.

6) Disassembles and reassembles instruments and parts to tune and repair, using hand tools and power tools.

7) Adjusts felt hammers on piano to increase tonal mellowness or brilliance, using sanding paddle, lacquer, or needles.

8) Inspects and tests parts of pianos, pipe organs, accordions, and concertinas to determine defects, using hand tools, gauges, and electronic testing equipment.

9) Cleans instruments, using vacuum cleaner.

 

 

11) Makes wood replacement parts, using woodworking machines and hand tools.

12) Assembles and installs new pipe organs and pianos in buildings.


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Part 1
Duties / Tasks
Part 2
Activities
Part 3
Skills
Part 4
Abilities
Part 5
Knowledge



 

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Holland / RIASEC Career Code:  R-A-C        SOC:  49-9063.01