Timing Device Assemblers and Adjusters
SOC: 51-2093.00

Description:

Perform precision assembling, adjusting, or calibrating, within narrow tolerances, of timing devices such as digital clocks or timing devices with electrical or electronic components.


National Salary Information:

Hourly Statistics:

Annual Statistics:

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2015 wage data.


Employment Projections:

Employment (2014):
1,700 employed

Projected (2024):
1,600 employed

Projected growth (2014-2024)


Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2015 2014-2024 employment projections external site. "Projected growth" represents the estimated change in total employment over the projections period (2014-2024). "Projected job openings" represent openings due to growth and replacement.


Alternate Titles:

  • Adjuster
  • Assembler
  • Balance and Hairspring Assembler
  • Banking Pin Adjuster
  • Barrel Assembler
  • Barrel Bridge Assembler
  • Barrel Endshake Adjuster
  • Calibration Specialist
  • Calibrator
  • Chronometer Adjuster
  • Chronometer Assembler
  • Chronometer Assembler and Adjuster
  • Chronometer Balance and Hairspring Assembler
  • Clock and Watch Assembler
  • Clock Repairer
  • Clockmaker
  • Dial Maker
  • Digital Watch Assembler
  • Electrical Calibrator
  • Electrical Timing Device Calibrator
  • Escapement Maker
  • Escapement Matcher
  • Hairspring Adjuster
  • Hairspring Assembler
  • Hairspring Setter
  • Hairspring Staker
  • Hairspring Truer
  • Hairspring Vibrator
  • Horologist
  • Manufacturing Assembler
  • Marine Chronometer Assembler
  • Pallet Stone Inserter
  • Pallet Stone Positioner
  • Poiser
  • Time Stamp Assembler
  • Timing Adjuster
  • Truer
  • Watch Assembler
  • Watch Repairer
  • Watch Technician
  • Watch Train Assembler
  • Watchmaker


  • Job Zone Two: Some Preparation Needed

    Experience:

    Some previous work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is usually needed. For example, a teller would benefit from experience working directly with the public.

    Education:

    These occupations usually require a high school diploma.

    Job Training:

    Employees in these occupations need anywhere from a few months to one year of working with experienced employees. A recognized apprenticeship program may be associated with these occupations.


    Required Skills:

  • Reading Comprehension
  • Active Listening
  • Writing
  • Speaking
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Critical Thinking
  • Active Learning
  • Learning Strategies
  • Monitoring
  • Social Perceptiveness
  • Coordination
  • Persuasion
  • Negotiation
  • Instructing
  • Service Orientation
  • Complex Problem Solving
  • Operations Analysis
  • Technology Design
  • Equipment Selection
  • Installation
  • Programming
  • Operation Monitoring
  • Operation and Control
  • Equipment Maintenance
  • Troubleshooting
  • Repairing
  • Quality Control Analysis
  • Judgment and Decision Making
  • Systems Analysis
  • Systems Evaluation
  • Time Management
  • Management of Financial Resources
  • Management of Material Resources
  • Management of Personnel Resources

  • Knowledge Used:

  • Administration and Management
  • Clerical
  • Sales and Marketing
  • Customer and Personal Service
  • Personnel and Human Resources
  • Production and Processing
  • Computers and Electronics
  • Engineering and Technology
  • Design
  • Building and Construction
  • Mechanical
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Psychology
  • Sociology and Anthropology
  • Education and Training
  • English Language
  • Public Safety and Security
  • Transportation


  • Tasks:

  • Assemble and install components of timepieces to complete mechanisms, using watchmakers' tools and loupes.
  • Observe operation of timepiece parts and subassemblies to determine accuracy of movement, and to diagnose causes of defects.
  • Test operation and fit of timepiece parts and subassemblies, using electronic testing equipment, tweezers, watchmakers' tools, and loupes.
  • Replace specified parts to repair malfunctioning timepieces, using watchmakers' tools, loupes, and holding fixtures.
  • Disassemble timepieces such as watches, clocks, and chronometers so that repairs can be made.
  • Clean and lubricate timepiece parts and assemblies, using solvents, buff sticks, and oil.
  • Examine components of timepieces such as watches, clocks, or chronometers for defects, using loupes or microscopes.
  • Bend parts, such as hairsprings, pallets, barrel covers, and bridges, to correct deficiencies in truing or endshake, using tweezers.
  • Change timing weights on balance wheels to correct deficient timing.
  • Adjust sizes or positioning of timepiece parts to achieve specified fit or function, using calipers, fixtures, and loupes.
  • Mount hairsprings and balance wheel assemblies between jaws of truing calipers.
  • Estimate spaces between collets and first inner coils to determine if spaces are within acceptable limits.
  • Bend inner coils of springs away from or toward collets, using tweezers, to locate centers of collets in centers of springs, and to correct errors resulting from faulty colleting of coils.
  • Turn wheels of calipers and examine springs, using loupes, to determine if center coils appear as perfect circles.
  • Examine and adjust hairspring assemblies to ensure horizontal and circular alignment of hairsprings, using calipers, loupes, and watchmakers' tools.
  • Review blueprints, sketches, or work orders to gather information about tasks to be completed.
  • Tighten or replace loose jewels, using watchmakers' tools.

  • Tools & Technology:

  • Abrasive wheels
  • Angled feeler gauges
  • Anti-electrostatic coating machines
  • Artists' brushes
  • Automatic engraving machines
  • Automatic oil dispensers
  • Automatic turning machines
  • Band notching pliers
  • Bench grinders
  • Bench ovens
  • Bench polishing machines
  • Buck saws
  • Bunsen burners
  • Burnishing wheels
  • C clamps
  • Case opening tools
  • Cast-iron laps
  • Clamp-on ammeters
  • Colleting tools
  • Computerized scales
  • Coordinate measuring machines CMM
  • Deburring tools
  • Demagnetizing equipment
  • Diagonal cutting pliers
  • Dial indicators
  • Digital calipers
  • Digital micrometers
  • Digital voltmeters DVM
  • Electric soldering irons
  • Electronic comparators
  • Electronic torque testers
  • Facing machines
  • Flat hand-held files
  • Flat nose pliers
  • Glass bevelers
  • Glue dispensers
  • Go/no-go gauges
  • Grinding machines
  • Hand punches
  • Hand reamers
  • Hardness testing devices
  • Heat lamps
  • Holding tools
  • Horizontal boring bars
  • Horizontal drill presses
  • Horizontal tapping machines
  • Industrial shears
  • Inspection loupes
  • Inspection microscopes
  • Jig boring machines
  • Lapping machines
  • Lead-tin laps
  • Level protractors
  • Link removal tools
  • Magnetic tweezers
  • Materials conveyors
  • Millimeter gauges
  • Mini picks
  • Modelmakers' lathes
  • Needlenose pliers
  • Non-conductive tweezers
  • Oilers
  • Personal computers
  • Pin vises
  • Plug gauges
  • Pneumatic screwdrivers
  • Poising calipers
  • Polishing wheels
  • Portable air compressors
  • Pressure testers
  • Punch sets
  • Radius files
  • Riveting hammers
  • Rubber mallets
  • Screw presses
  • Semi-automatic boring machines
  • Semi-automatic chamfering machines
  • Semi-automatic drilling machines
  • Semi-automatic planing machines
  • Semi-automatic tapping machines
  • Semi-automatic turning machines
  • Sensitive drill presses
  • Soldering machines
  • Spring balance scales
  • Spring bar tools
  • Stamping tools
  • Straight screwdrivers
  • Straightedges
  • Swiss-type automatic screwing machines
  • Test lights
  • Vacuum testers
  • Vernier height gauges
  • Vertical drill presses
  • Vertical milling machines
  • Watchmaking pliers
  • Water jet cutters
  • At Your Service Software At Your Service Repair software
  • Data entry software
  • Inventory control software
  • Maplesoft Maple
  • Retail sales software
  • Web browser software


  • production


    industry stats

    SOC: 51-0000

    Total Employed: 9,073,290

    Average Annual Salary: $36,220