Operate one or more of a variety of office machines, such as photocopying, photographic, and duplicating machines, or other office machines.
Median Annual Wage: $28,510
Education: High school diploma or equivalent (61%); Less than high school diploma (24%); Associate's degree (8%)
Projected Growth: Decline (-3% or lower)
Related Job Titles: Machine Operator; Production Operator; Copy Machine Operator; Copy Center Operator; Production Specialist; Copy Technician; Duplicating Machine Operator; Graphics Production Specialist; Key Operator; Print Center Specialist
Operate office machines such as high speed business photocopiers, readers, scanners, addressing machines, stencil-cutting machines, microfilm readers or printers, folding and inserting machines, bursters, and binder machines.
Place original copies in feed trays, feed originals into feed rolls, or position originals on tables beneath camera lenses.
Compute prices for services and receive payment, or provide supervisors with billing information.
Sort, assemble, and proof completed work.
Set up and adjust machines, regulating factors such as speed, ink flow, focus, and number of copies.
Monitor machine operation, and make adjustments as necessary to ensure proper operation.
Load machines with materials such as blank paper or film.
Maintain stock of supplies, and requisition any needed items.
File and store completed documents.
Clean machines, perform minor repairs, and report major repair needs.
Operate auxiliary machines such as collators, pad and tablet making machines, staplers, and paper punching, folding, cutting, and perforating machines.
Complete records of production, including work volumes and outputs, materials used, and any backlogs.
Deliver completed work.
Prepare and process papers for use in scanning, microfilming, and microfiche.
Cut copies apart and write identifying information, such as page numbers or titles, on copies.