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Job Description:

  • 1) Performs any combination of following duties to assemble optical instruments, such as telescopes, level-transits, and gunsights: Reads work order, blueprints, and sketches to determine assembly procedure.

  • 2) Cleans elements, using tissue, cleaning solution, and compressed air device.

  • 3) Coats optical elements according to specifications.

  • 4) Picks up element, using vacuum-holding device, and positions element in mounting seat of instrument housing.

  • 5) Inserts and screws locking ring in housing to hold element in place.

  • 6) Applies cement to rings to prevent loosening.

  • 7) Assembles structural and mechanical parts of instrument according to blueprint specifications, using wrenches and screwdrivers.

  • 8) Computes standard trigonometric formulas to determine distance of test target from instrument.

  • 9) Positions target in darkroom tunnel and connects optical instrument to test devices, such as oscilloscope and collimator.

  • 10) Sights instrument on target and reads dials to determine optical center of instrument lens and to verify specified focusing power.

  • 11) Measures elements and instrument parts to verify dimensional specifications, using precision measuring instruments.

  • 12) Records inspection and test data.

  • 13) May set up and operate lathe to modify instrument parts.

  • 14) May paint instrument parts, using brush or spray gun.

  • 15) May fill instrument housing with nitrogen gas to minimize corrosive effects on internal optical surfaces, using vacuum pump.




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DOT:   711.381-010

Job Number: 6970