Timing Inspector

Tend electric timers that verify timing beat of clocks.
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Salary Range
$20,000 – $56,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Timing Inspectors do?

Tends electric timer that verifies timing beat of clock, watch, and timer movements and adjusts movements to correct timing defects, using watchmaker’s tools and loupe: Sets up timing device for specified type movement. Positions movement in holding fixture and connects movement to timing device. Activates timing device that automatically compares timing beat of test movement with standard and records discrepancies on tape. Adjusts movements to attain accurate beat or routes movement to TIMING ADJUSTER 715.681-010. Records timing beat defects. Places acceptable movements in tray for assembly.

Should I be a Timing Inspector?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.
  • Independent: You enjoy flying solo and doing things your own way.

  • Also known as: Incoming Inspector, Inspector, Timing

    How to become a Timing Inspector

    Most Timing Inspectors have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate's degree to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9zcaaa&chl=no+college+%2869%25%29|certificate+%2828%25%29|associate%27s+%283%25%29|||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,69,69
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