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Watch repairers

OaSIS code 62202.02

Watch repairers and related workers repair, clean, adjust and fabricate parts for clocks and watches.

Overview

Also known as

  • Clock repairer
  • Watch repairer

Main duties

This group performs some or all of the following duties:

  • Fabricate or fit parts to make watches and clocks
  • Examine clocks and watches, disassemble and check for defective and misaligned parts or rust
  • Replace or repair worn or broken parts
  • Test, adjust and regulate timepiece movements
  • Clean all parts using special cleaning and rinsing solutions and ultrasonic or mechanical cleaning machines to remove dirt and dried lubricants
  • May supervise other watch repairers.

Additional information

  • Mobility is possible among the various jewellery occupations in this unit group.
  • There is little mobility between the jewellery occupations and the watch repairers in this unit group.

Similar occupations classified elsewhere

Exclusions:

  • Clock and watch assembler (in 94219.01 Product assemblers and finishers)

NOC hierarchy breakdown

NOC version

NOC 2021 Version 1.0

Broad occupational category

6 – Sales and service occupations

TEER

2 – Occupations usually require a college diploma or apprenticeship training of two or more years; or supervisory occupations

Major group

62 – Retail sales and service supervisors and specialized occupations in sales and services

Sub-major group

622 – Specialized services occupations

Minor group

6220 – Specialized occupations in services

Unit group

62202 – Jewellers, jewellery and watch repairers and related occupations

Occupational profile

62202.02 – Watch repairers

Work characteristics

Work characteristics gathers the various components describing the work environment of each occupation, such as employers, work activities, and the work context. Each category displays up to 10 descriptors in descending order based, firstly, on their attributed ratings by the level of complexity (for Work Activities) or other measurement dimensions (for Work Context), and secondly, in alphabetical order. The whole list of descriptors and their ratings can be expanded at the bottom of each page.

Work Activities

Proficiency or complexity level
Developing Technical Instructions
5 - Highest Level
Electronic Maintenance
5 - Highest Level
Judging Quality
5 - Highest Level
Managing Resources
5 - Highest Level
Mechanical Maintenance
5 - Highest Level

Work Context

Structural Job Characteristics

Structured versus Unstructured Work
Degree of freedom to determine tasks and priorities
2 - Low amount of freedom
Work Week Duration
Worked hours in a typical week
2 - Between 35 to 40 hours

Physical Work Environment

Physical Proximity
Physical distance from others
3 - Somewhat close (e.g. share office)

Physical Demands

Sitting
Duration
5 - All the time, or almost all the time
Standing
Duration
1 - Very little time
Bending or Twisting the Body
Duration
1 - Very little time

Interpersonal Relations

Contact with Others
Frequency
3 - Once a week or more but not every day
Duration
2 - Less than half the time
Work with Work Group or Team
Importance
2 - Somewhat important
Frequency
2 - Once a month or more but not every week

Workplaces/employers

  • Clock and watch manufacturers
  • Clock and watch retail stores
  • Self-employment
  • Watch repair shops

Skills and abilities

This section displays the various competencies required for an occupation. Each category displays up to 10 descriptors in descending order based, firstly, on their attributed ratings by the level of proficiency (for Skills and Abilities) or importance (for Personal Attributes) and secondly, in alphabetical order. The whole list of descriptors and their ratings can be expanded at the bottom of each page.

Abilities

Proficiency or complexity level
Arm-Hand Steadiness
5 - Highest Level
Control of Settings
5 - Highest Level
Finger Dexterity
5 - Highest Level
Manual Dexterity
5 - Highest Level
Near Vision
5 - Highest Level

Skills

Proficiency or complexity level
Repairing
5 - Highest Level
Preventative Maintenance
4 - High Level
Troubleshooting
4 - High Level
Equipment and Tool Selection
3 - Moderate Level
Operation Monitoring of Machinery and Equipment
3 - Moderate Level

Personal Attributes

Importance
Attention to Detail
5 - Extremely important
Analytical Thinking
4 - Highly important
Independence
4 - Highly important
Adaptability
3 - Important
Collaboration
3 - Important