Skip navigation

Camera and Photographic Equipment Repairers - 49-9061.00

O*NET-SOC Description

Repair and adjust cameras and photographic equipment, including commercial video and motion picture camera equipment.

Sample of Reported Job Titles

  • Camera Repair Technician
  • Camera Repairman
  • Camera Technician
  • Photo Equipment Technician
  • Photo Technologist
  • Photographic Equipment Repair Technician
  • Photographic Equipment Technician
  • Photographic Technician (Photo Tech)
  • Repair Technician
  • Repairman

SOC Occupation Groups

Related Occupations


  • Adjust cameras, photographic mechanisms, or equipment such as range and view finders, shutters, light meters, or lens systems, using hand tools.
  • Assemble aircraft cameras, still or motion picture cameras, photographic equipment, or frames, using diagrams, blueprints, bench machines, hand tools, or power tools.
  • Calibrate and verify accuracy of light meters, shutter diaphragm operation, or lens carriers, using timing instruments.
  • Clean and lubricate cameras and polish camera lenses, using cleaning materials and work aids.
  • Disassemble equipment to gain access to defect, using hand tools.
  • Examine cameras, equipment, processed film, or laboratory reports to diagnose malfunction, using work aids and specifications.
  • Fabricate or modify defective electronic, electrical, or mechanical components, using bench lathe, milling machine, shaper, grinder, or precision hand tools, according to specifications.
  • Install electrical assemblies and wiring in aircraft camera housings and memory cards or film in cameras, following blueprints and using hand tools and soldering equipment.
  • Lay out reference points and dimensions on parts or metal stock to be machined, using precision measuring instruments.
  • Measure parts to verify specified dimensions or settings, such as camera shutter speed or light meter reading accuracy, using measuring instruments.
  • Read and interpret engineering drawings, diagrams, instructions, or specifications to determine needed repairs, fabrication method, and operation sequence.
  • Recommend design changes or upgrades of microfilming, film-developing, or photographic equipment.
  • Record test data and document fabrication techniques on reports.
  • Requisition parts or materials.
  • Test equipment performance, focus of lens system, diaphragm alignment, lens mounts, or film transport, using precision gauges.

Detailed Work Activities

  • Adjust equipment to ensure optimal performance.
  • Advise others on issues related to repairs, installation, or equipment design.
  • Assemble mechanical components or machine parts.
  • Calibrate equipment to specifications.
  • Clean equipment, parts, or tools to repair or maintain them in good working order.
  • Disassemble equipment for maintenance or repair.
  • Document test results.
  • Fabricate parts or components.
  • Inspect mechanical equipment to locate damage, defects, or wear.
  • Install electrical components, equipment, or systems.
  • Interpret blueprints, specifications, or diagrams to inform installation, development or operation activities.
  • Lay out work according to specifications.
  • Lubricate equipment to allow proper functioning.
  • Measure distances or dimensions.
  • Order materials, supplies, or equipment.
  • Read technical information needed to perform maintenance or repairs.
  • Test mechanical equipment to ensure proper functioning.

Military Crosswalk Titles

  • Audio-Visual Equipment Repairer (Army - Enlisted)
  • Combat Documentation/Production Specialist (Army - Enlisted)
  • Combat Photographer (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Combat Videographer (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Communication Strategy and Operations Chief (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Hospital Corpsman (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Information System Technician (Coast Guard - Enlisted)
  • Mass Communications Specialist (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Photographic Equipment Maintenance Technician (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Public Affairs Specialist (Coast Guard - Enlisted)
  • TARPS Camera Repair IMA Technician (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Visual Information Equipment Operator-Maintainer (Army - Enlisted)

Apprenticeship Crosswalk Titles

  • Aircraft-Photographic-Equipment Mechanic
  • Camera Repairer
  • Machinist, Motion-Picture Equipment
  • Photographic Equipment Technician
  • Photographic-Equipment-Maintenance Technician

DOT Crosswalk Titles

  • Aircraft-Photographic-Equipment Mechanic
  • Camera Repairer
  • Field-Service Engineer
  • Machinist, Motion-Picture Equipment
  • Photographic Equipment Technician
  • Photographic-Equipment-Maintenance Technician
  • Service Technician, Computerized-Photofinishing Equipment