In a typical work setting, watch repairers:
- Have a medium level of social contact. They talk with customers in person throughout the day, but also spend time working by themselves.
- Are somewhat responsible for the work done by other repairers or assistants.
- Communicate with others by telephone or in person.
Physical Work Conditions
- Always work indoors.
- Are sometimes exposed to hazardous situations that might produce cuts or scrapes.
- Are occasionally exposed to contaminants.
- Must fully complete and be exact in their work. This is to be sure timepieces keep accurate time.
- Make decisions often that greatly impact customers and their company's profits. They rarely, if ever, consult another before making a decision.
- Set their daily tasks and goals without consulting another.
- Usually work 35 to 40 hours per week.