State of Washington Classified Job Specification
Tunes pianos and harpsichords by varying changes in pitch of strings utilizing a tuning hammer and other tools;
Rebuilds pianos and harpsichords, including unstringing, removing and replacing string frames, repairing sound board, bridges, etc.; repairs pianos by replacing, adapting, making and adjusting wood, metal, felt, leather, and plastic parts;
Diagnoses quality or condition of pianos and harpsichords by inspection, testing and analyzing opinions of the musician users;
Keeps records and performs related duties as required;
Uses and maintains hand tools and power tools such as drill presses, sanders, grinders, power saws, etc.
Completion of a recognized training program as a piano technician;
Full journey status as a piano technician in the Piano Technician Guild;
Three years applicable work experience.
Vocational training may be substituted for work experience on a year-for-year basis. Possession of a valid motor vehicle operator's license may be required.
Class Specification History
Revise class. Revises class code (formerly 5420), typical work, general revision; adopted
May 10, 2007, effective July 1, 2007.