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"Optical Instrument Assembler"
Job Description - Part 1 - Duties and Tasks

Basic Job Description:

Assemble optical instruments, such as telescopes, level-transits, and gunsights.

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

Job Duties and Tasks for: "Optical Instrument Assembler"

1) Cement multiple lens assemblies together.

2) Clean elements and parts, using tissue, cleaning solutions, and air compressors.

3) Coat optical elements according to specifications, using coating equipment.

4) Fill instrument housings with nitrogen gas in order to minimize corrosive effects on internal optical surfaces, using vacuum pumps.

5) Grind and polish optics, using hand tools and polishing cloths.

6) Insert and screw locking rings into housings in order to hold elements in place; apply cement to locking rings in order to prevent loosening.

7) Measure and mark dimensions and reference points, and lay out stock for machining.

8) Measure elements and instrument parts in order to verify dimensional specifications, using precision measuring instruments.

9) Mix holding compounds, and mount workpieces or optical elements on holding fixtures.

 

 

11) Position targets in darkroom tunnels, and connect optical instruments to test devices, such as oscilloscopes and collimators.

12) Set up and operate machines in order to assemble structural, mechanical, and optical parts of instruments.


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13) Sight instruments on targets, and read dials in order to determine optical centers of instrument lenses and to verify compliance to focusing power specifications.

14) Study work orders, blueprints, and sketches in order to formulate plans and sequences for fabricating optical elements, instruments, and systems.

15) Compute sighting instrument distances, using trigonometric formulas.

16) Paint parts, using brushes and spray guns.

17) Record production, inspection, and test data in logs.

Job Description for "Optical Instrument Assembler" continued here...

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-C-I        SOC:  51-9083.02