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This is highly skilled work in the maintenance and repair of pianos utilized by the institution.

An employee allocated to this class of work is responsible for repairing, refinishing, and tuning pianos using specialized tools. Work requires the exercise of considerable independent judgement and creativity. Work is reviewed through conferences, inspections, and observation of results.


Repairs, tunes, and refinishes pianos using specialized tools and gauges.

Tests components such as keyboards, pedals, and action assembly.

Detaches action mechanism and replaces faulty, work or broken parts.

Replaces broken or missing strings; tunes strings.

Examines wooden parts for splits, warps, and other defects.

Repairs, replaces, resurfaces, and refinishes wooden parts.

Maintains accurate inventory and maintenance records.

Performs related work as required.


Graduation from a standard vocational or high school; considerable experience in the repair, maintenance, and operation of pianos; and a minimum rating of craftsman in the Piano Technicians Guild, Inc.; or any equivalent combination of training and experience.

Thorough knowledge of the operation and servicing of various types of pianos.

Ability to diagnose problems and take corrective measures.

Skill in the use and care of tools employed in the repair of pianos.

Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions.



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