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Timing Device Workers
(SOC Code : 51-2093)
in California

Perform precision assembling or adjusting, within narrow tolerances, of timing devices, such as watches, clocks, or chronometers. Exclude "Watch Repairers" (49-9064).

Employers usually expect an employee in this occupation to be able to do the job after Moderate-term on-the-job training (1-12 months) .

Occupational Wages[Top]
Wages for this occupation in California are not available.

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Occupational Projections of Employment (also called "Outlook" or "Demand")[Top]
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Industry Title
Number of Employers in State of California
Percent of Total
Employment for Occupation in State of California
Electronic Instrument Manufacturing 1,09420.1%
Electrical Equipment and Appliances 1,06617.2%

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Training Programs (click on title for more information)[Top]
Program Title
Watchmaking and Jewelrymaking

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Top Tasks (Specific duties and responsibilities of this job.)
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.

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Top Skills used in this Job
Repairing - Repairing machines or systems using the needed tools.
Quality Control Analysis - Conducting tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance.
Troubleshooting - Determining causes of operating errors and deciding what to do about it.
Operation Monitoring - Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.
Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
Equipment Maintenance - Performing routine maintenance on equipment and determining when and what kind of maintenance is needed.
Complex Problem Solving - Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
Judgment and Decision Making - Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.

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Top Abilities (Attributes of the person that influence performance in this job.)
Finger Dexterity - The ability to make precisely coordinated movements of the fingers of one or both hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble very small objects.
Arm-Hand Steadiness - The ability to keep your hand and arm steady while moving your arm or while holding your arm and hand in one position.

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Top Work Values (Aspects of this job that create satisfaction.)
Support - Occupations that satisfy this work value offer supportive management that stands behind employees.
Working Conditions - Occupations that satisfy this work value offer job security and good working conditions.

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Top Interests (The types of activities someone in this job would like.)
Realistic - Realistic occupations frequently involve work activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions. They often deal with plants, animals, and real-world materials like wood, tools, and machinery. Many of the occupations require working outside, and do not involve a lot of paperwork or working closely with others.
Conventional - Conventional occupations frequently involve following set procedures and routines. These occupations can include working with data and details more than with ideas. Usually there is a clear line of authority to follow.

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