Camera Repair Technician
Location: Long Beach, California
Relics is the first black-owned analog film photography shop in California. Our mission is to bring accessibility and diversity to the world of analog photography to help tell stories, inspire people and to keep film alive. We strive to make film photography easy and love sharing it with people of all ages, from all backgrounds, all over the globe.
We want to hire a proactive, results-driven Film Camera Repair Technician to support our growing repair business. The repair technician is responsible for diagnosing, repairing, and maintaining a variety of film cameras and lenses to ensure optimal functionality. This role requires a deep understanding of film camera mechanics, meticulous attention to detail, and an ability to troubleshoot complex technical issues.
Diagnosing and Repairing Equipment: Assess and repair a variety of film cameras including lenses, SLRs, rangefinders, medium format, and large format cameras. This may involve replacing parts, cleaning and lubricating mechanisms, and adjusting focus and exposure settings.
Quality Assurance: Test cameras after repairs to ensure they are functioning properly. This includes ensuring light seals are intact, shutters are functioning at the correct speeds, and lens elements are clean and free of dust.
Customer Service: Communicate effectively with customers to understand their specific issues, provide updates on repair progress, and explain any necessary maintenance.
Inventory Management: Keep track of parts and equipment inventory, ordering new supplies as necessary.
Documentation: Maintain detailed records of all repairs performed, including the problem diagnosed, parts replaced, and any additional maintenance performed.
- Continuous Learning: Stay up-to-date on the latest trends in film camera technology, repair techniques, and industry best practices.
- Proven experience repairing film cameras or similar equipment.
- Strong problem-solving skills and attention to detail.
- Excellent communication and customer service skills.
- Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
- Knowledge of various types and models of film cameras, lenses, and their components.