Instrument Repairman, Nonelectrical (098) Enlisted Personnel

Maintains and makes repairs on sensitive nonelectrical instruments and apparatus used for measuring, testing, recording, and other related scientific operations and observations.
Periodically inspects and cleans such instruments as compasses, clinometers, barometers, hand levels, thermometers, surveying instruments, theodolites, and telescopes, binoculars, and other optical instruments. Repairs damaged or malfunctioning instruments with the aid of such small hand and bench tools as pliers, hammers, tweezers, calipers, screw drivers, micrometers, precision lathe, sensitive drill, and lapping and polishing machines. Disassembles intricate mechanisms, repairing or replacing worn or defective parts; reassembling and making precision adjustments.
Should have knowledge of the principles of mechanics and physics.

Alternate nomenclatures:

  • Weather Instrument Technician