Instrument Maker

Top Instrument Maker Skills

Below we've compiled a list of the most important skills for an Instrument Maker. We ranked the top skills based on the percentage of Instrument Maker resumes they appeared on. For example, 17.1% of Instrument Maker resumes contained CNC as a skill. Let's find out what skills an Instrument Maker actually needs in order to be successful in the workplace.

The six most common skills found on Instrument Maker resumes in 2020. Read below to see the full list.

1. CNC

high Demand
Here's how CNC is used in Instrument Maker jobs:
  • Program and run CNC mills.
  • Operate Hardinge, Tool Room Lathes & grinders and CNC Millers.
  • Program and operate CNC Hurco mill.
  • Assist in the teaching of the CNC portion of the ME 350 machinist course.

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2. Surgical Procedures

high Demand

3. Research Projects

high Demand
Here's how Research Projects is used in Instrument Maker jobs:
  • Receive sketches, verbal instructions, and drawings for research projects to be modified, produced, or repaired.
  • Fabricate jig and fixtures, experimental parts and tooling to meet specialized needs of Engineering and research projects.
  • Constructed instruments and apparatus for professors' research projects in high energy physics.

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4. Medical Instruments

high Demand
Here's how Medical Instruments is used in Instrument Maker jobs:
  • Repaired, assembled and fabricated parts for rigid and semi-rigid medical instruments
  • Adjust medical instruments to ensure measurements are within design specifications.
  • Followed and understood multiple engineering drawings blue prints, and work orders in order to help design different medical instruments.
  • Utilize heat treat oven, mold press, polisher, and grinder to adjust and finish medical instruments.
  • Apply silicone color coating and laser mark medical instruments.
  • Manufacture medical instruments for use in surgical procedures to include; Endoscopic, Larposcopic, Orthopedic and Spine

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5. Cam

high Demand
Here's how Cam is used in Instrument Maker jobs:
  • Fabricated prototype camera and projector parts as per drawings on strict time frame, and achieved high volume percentage.
  • Gained expertise in use of CAD/ CAM to successfully fulfill requirements using Unigraphics.
  • Demonstrated sound practices and procedures in use of EZmill and EZcam software.

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6. Final Inspection

high Demand

7. Drill Press

high Demand
Here's how Drill Press is used in Instrument Maker jobs:
  • Run Lathe, Drill press, Drill holes for Instruments make sure they were cut to certain diameter.

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8. Stainless Steel

high Demand
Here's how Stainless Steel is used in Instrument Maker jobs:
  • Assisted in the addition of titanium instruments to the stainless steel product lines.

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9. Setup

high Demand
Here's how Setup is used in Instrument Maker jobs:
  • Cut Flutes, Horns, Oboe, Bassoon Instruments Setup the Lathes So the Instruments were cut right.

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10. CAD

high Demand
Here's how CAD is used in Instrument Maker jobs:
  • Processed and programmed CNC mill work from CAD files, blueprints, and sketches.
  • Analyzed and interpreted the use of formal CAD drawings and files.
  • Fabricated parts using CNC Mills and Lathes from CAD designed blueprints.
  • Create autocad drawings for use in the Instrument Shop.
  • Instruct students on the use of autocad.

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11. Haas

high Demand

12. Machine Shop

average Demand
Here's how Machine Shop is used in Instrument Maker jobs:
  • Purchased Tools, Fasteners Cutting Tools and everything we needed for the machine shop and the jobs we worked on.
  • Maintained and upgraded all machinery and trained grad student show them how do use the machine shop tools.
  • Maintain inventory of material and tooling in the machine shop.
  • Experience in basic machine shop & fabrication practices.
  • machine shop machined and fabricated components and systems for testing and experiments.
  • Repair and maintains machine shop equipments.

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13. Hand Tools

average Demand
Here's how Hand Tools is used in Instrument Maker jobs:
  • Utilized hand tools including: calipers, micrometers, plug, ring & thread gages.

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14. Instrument Shop

average Demand
Here's how Instrument Shop is used in Instrument Maker jobs:
  • Machine, assemble and install instruments for the Physics department and other university departments as needed (Instrument Shop).

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15. Calibration Intervals

average Demand
Here's how Calibration Intervals is used in Instrument Maker jobs:
  • Establish calibration intervals on equipment based on accuracy, purpose, and degree of usage.

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16. Customer Service

average Demand
Here's how Customer Service is used in Instrument Maker jobs:
  • Earned a reputation for taking on challenges, dedicated customer service and commitment to quality.
  • Supervised a team of 7 instrument makers, customer service, and shop safety.

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17. PCS

average Demand

18. Nasa

average Demand
Here's how Nasa is used in Instrument Maker jobs:
  • Collaborated with NASA on the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer test of cryogenic burst discs.
  • Provide innovative solutions to support NASA Glenn Research Center and Armymissions to meet all milestones.

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19. Verbal Instructions

average Demand
Here's how Verbal Instructions is used in Instrument Maker jobs:
  • Utilized formal drawings, sketches, written specifications and verbal instructions.

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20. Medical Equipment

average Demand
Here's how Medical Equipment is used in Instrument Maker jobs:
  • Create, measure, and test medical equipment in accordance with National Institute of Standards and Technology regulations.
  • Document medical equipment in regard to form, fit, and function.
  • Calibrate medical equipment to the accuracy of its smallest division.

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21. Quality Compliance

average Demand
Here's how Quality Compliance is used in Instrument Maker jobs:
  • Inspect for quality compliance prior to moving the assemblies to the next station.

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22. Scientific Instruments

average Demand
Here's how Scientific Instruments is used in Instrument Maker jobs:
  • Designed and fabricated custom scientific instruments for $3M company.

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23. Solidworks

average Demand

24. Unigraphics

low Demand

25. Medical Devices

low Demand
Here's how Medical Devices is used in Instrument Maker jobs:
  • Fabricated electrical medical devices by means of trimming, cutting and filing parts to precise specifications.

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26. Bridgeports

low Demand
Here's how Bridgeports is used in Instrument Maker jobs:
  • Operate Bridgeports, Hardinge Tool Room Lathes, Jig Mills, CNC Millers in a research and development environment.
  • Developed broad-base scientific instrument making skill set Worked with manual and 2 axis CNC Bridgeports and manual lathes.
  • Operate and program Bridgeports with Prototrak retrofit.

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27. G-Code

low Demand

28. Acmi

low Demand

29. TIG

low Demand
Here's how TIG is used in Instrument Maker jobs:
  • Supported visual and psychology department research investigators and electrical engineers.
  • Work independently to machine parts to tight tolerance, design and implement fixtures and jigs while meeting aggressive production quantities.

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30. Doosan

low Demand

31. Vacuum Systems

low Demand
Here's how Vacuum Systems is used in Instrument Maker jobs:
  • Manufactured parts for anti-proton traps, ion sources, cryostats, and vacuum systems.

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32. Method Sheets

low Demand

33. FDA

low Demand
Here's how FDA is used in Instrument Maker jobs:
  • Oversee proper documentation and certification in accordance with the FDA.

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34. Technical Specifications

low Demand

35. Edms

low Demand

36. Assembly Issues

low Demand

37. Test Procedures

low Demand

38. Custom Parts

low Demand
Here's how Custom Parts is used in Instrument Maker jobs:
  • Produce custom parts for medical equipment manufacturer Work with development engineers to find solutions Program, set-up and operate Hurco CNC mill

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39. Different Parts

low Demand
Here's how Different Parts is used in Instrument Maker jobs:
  • Design and fabricate different parts for the test experimental protocols to increase efficiency of current LOC designs.
  • File, grind, shim, and adjust different parts to properly fit them together.

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20 Most Common Skill for an Instrument Maker

CNC23.9%
Surgical Procedures6.3%
Research Projects5.7%
Medical Instruments5.7%
Cam5%
Final Inspection5%
Drill Press5%
Stainless Steel4.4%

Typical Skill-Sets Required For An Instrument Maker

RankSkillPercentage of ResumesPercentage
1
1
CNC
CNC
17.1%
17.1%
2
2
Surgical Procedures
Surgical Procedures
4.5%
4.5%
3
3
Research Projects
Research Projects
4.1%
4.1%
4
4
Medical Instruments
Medical Instruments
4.1%
4.1%
5
5
Cam
Cam
3.6%
3.6%
6
6
Final Inspection
Final Inspection
3.6%
3.6%
7
7
Drill Press
Drill Press
3.6%
3.6%
8
8
Stainless Steel
Stainless Steel
3.2%
3.2%
9
9
Setup
Setup
3.2%
3.2%
10
10
CAD
CAD
2.7%
2.7%
11
11
Haas
Haas
2.7%
2.7%
12
12
Machine Shop
Machine Shop
2.7%
2.7%
13
13
Hand Tools
Hand Tools
2.7%
2.7%
14
14
Instrument Shop
Instrument Shop
2.3%
2.3%
15
15
Calibration Intervals
Calibration Intervals
2.3%
2.3%
16
16
Customer Service
Customer Service
2.3%
2.3%
17
17
PCS
PCS
1.8%
1.8%
18
18
Nasa
Nasa
1.8%
1.8%
19
19
Verbal Instructions
Verbal Instructions
1.8%
1.8%
20
20
Medical Equipment
Medical Equipment
1.8%
1.8%
21
21
Quality Compliance
Quality Compliance
1.8%
1.8%
22
22
Scientific Instruments
Scientific Instruments
1.8%
1.8%
23
23
Solidworks
Solidworks
1.8%
1.8%
24
24
Unigraphics
Unigraphics
1.8%
1.8%
25
25
Medical Devices
Medical Devices
1.8%
1.8%
26
26
Bridgeports
Bridgeports
1.8%
1.8%
27
27
G-Code
G-Code
1.4%
1.4%
28
28
Acmi
Acmi
1.4%
1.4%
29
29
TIG
TIG
1.4%
1.4%
30
30
Doosan
Doosan
1.4%
1.4%
31
31
Vacuum Systems
Vacuum Systems
1.4%
1.4%
32
32
Method Sheets
Method Sheets
1.4%
1.4%
33
33
FDA
FDA
1.4%
1.4%
34
34
Technical Specifications
Technical Specifications
1.4%
1.4%
35
35
Edms
Edms
1.4%
1.4%
36
36
Assembly Issues
Assembly Issues
1.4%
1.4%
37
37
Test Procedures
Test Procedures
1.4%
1.4%
38
38
Custom Parts
Custom Parts
1.4%
1.4%
39
39
Different Parts
Different Parts
1.4%
1.4%

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