Those pipe organs in large churches and cathedrals have been manufactured and installed by pipe organ builders who employ a team of Pipe Organ Technicians to specialize in either flue or reed pipe technology. There are just a few pipe organs and there’s hardly any modern home that has one, except large palaces with avid organ musicians.
Pipe Organ Technician Resume Template
Paul B. Temple
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Looking for a position as a lead Pipe Organ technician for a large pipe organ builder and installer
Summary of Qualification
- 6 years of experience as a Pipe Organ technician for a pipe organ builder.
- Above average command if the spoken and written English language.
Career Experience/Job History
2005 – Present: Pipe Organ Technician, Dolson Pipe Organ Builders, Iowa
- Locate and isolate problematic pipe sections, repair or replace worn parts, and clean pipes.
- Assemble organs on site in cathedrals, churches and auditoriums in compliance with manufacturer’s blueprints.
- Use only prescribed hand and power tools to install and connect the air chest, blowers, air ducts, pipes, and other pipe organ components.
- To tune organs, match the pitch of the “A” pipes with that of a tuning fork. To tune a flue pipe, move the metal slide to increase or decrease the pipe’s “speaking length.” To tune a reed pipe, alter the length of the brass reed.
- Ensure compliance to scheduled tuning and repair work as indicated in the contract of sale.
- Mentor new technicians in the force
2005 – Present: Apprenticeship with various in-house and 3rd party seminars and workshops of the pip organ operations, manufacture, tuning and repair
2006: registered with the Piano Technicians Guild
2003 – 2005: Bachelor of Arts in Musicology, Pittsburgh Institute of Technology
Professional reference will be furnished upon request
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