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"Reed or Wind Instrument Repairer and Tuner"
Job Description - Part 1 - Duties and Tasks

Basic Job Description:

Repair, adjust, refinish, and tune musical reed and wind instruments.

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

Job Duties and Tasks for: "Reed or Wind Instrument Repairer and Tuner"

1) Disassembles instrument parts, such as keys, pistons, and other parts, to tune or repair, using gas torch and hand tools.

2) Washes metal instruments in lacquer-stripping and cyanide solution to remove lacquer and tarnish.

3) Polishes instrument, using rag and polishing compound, buffing wheel, or burnishing tool.

4) Compares pitch of reed with pitch of tuning bar.

5) Operates bellows to sound metal reed and ascertain its pitch.

6) Replaces worn pads and springs, using hand tools.

7) Lubricates and reassembles instrument, using hand tools and soldering iron or torch.

8) Inspects mechanical parts of instrument to determine defects.

9) Shapes old parts and replacement parts to improve tone or intonation, using hand tools, lathe, or soldering iron.

 

 

11) Files reed until pitch corresponds with standard pitch of tuning bar.

12) Repairs cracks in wood or metal instruments, using wire, lathe, filler, clamps, or soldering iron.


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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-I        SOC:  49-9063.03