Office Machine Operators, Except Computer

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About the Job

Operate one or more of a variety of office machines, such as photocopying, photographic, and duplicating machines, or other office machines.

It is also Called

  • Xerox Machine Operator
  • Transit Proof Machine Operator
  • Transit Department Clerk
  • Transit Clerk
  • Ticket Machine Operator
  • Set-O-Type Operator
  • Scanning Clerk
  • Reprographics Technician
  • Reprographics Associate
  • Recordak Operator
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What They Do

  • Move heat units and clamping frames over screen beds to form Braille impressions on pages, raising frames to release individual copies.
  • Cut copies apart and write identifying information, such as page numbers or titles, on copies.
  • Clean and file master copies or plates.
  • Prepare and process papers for use in scanning, microfilming, and microfiche.
  • Maintain stock of supplies, and requisition any needed items.
  • Operate auxiliary machines such as collators, pad and tablet making machines, staplers, and paper punching, folding, cutting, and perforating machines.
  • File and store completed documents.
  • Clean machines, perform minor repairs, and report major repair needs.
  • Monitor machine operation, and make adjustments as necessary to ensure proper operation.
  • Load machines with materials such as blank paper or film.

Interests

People who work in this occupation generally have the interest code: I.

This means people who work in this occupation generally have Investigative interests.

Work Values

People who work in this occupation generally prize Support, but also value Relationships and Independence in their jobs.

Things They Need to Know

  • English Language - Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
  • Customer and Personal Service - Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
  • Production and Processing - Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods.
  • Computers and Electronics - Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
  • Mathematics - Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.

Things They Need to Be Able to Do

  • Operation and Control - Controlling operations of equipment or systems.
  • Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
  • Operation Monitoring - Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.
  • Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  • Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
  • Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
  • Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.

Education Required

These occupations usually require a high school diploma.

Wages

In 2016, the average annual wage in Pennsylvania was $29,470 with most people making between $18,010 and $43,780

Outlook

0.00%
avg. annual growth

During 2014, this occupation employed approximately 2,960 people in Pennsylvania. It is projected that there will be 2,300 employed in 2024.

This occupation will have about 0 openings due to growth and about 70 replacement openings for approximately 70 total annual openings.



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