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Occupation Profile for Office Machine Operators

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

 
 
 

 
 
Overview
$24,540.00 Median Annual Wage 3,000 Average Job Openings Per Year
6.6 Average Unemployment Percentage 48.9 Percentage That Completed High School
94,000 Employment Numbers in 2006 37.4 Percentage That Had Some College
91,000 Employment Numbers in 2016 (est.) 13.7 Percentage That Went Beyond College Degree

Sample Job Titles
Braille Coder
Braille Duplicating Machine Operator
Business Machine Operator
Camera Operator, Microfilm or Microfiche
Check Embosser
Check Writing Machine Operator
Collating Machine Operator
Collator Operator
Compotype Operator
Copy Center Operator
Copy Machine Operator
Copy Technician
Dexigraph Operator
Ditto Machine Operator
Document Photographer
Duplicating Machine Operator
Duplicator
Dupligraph Operator
Embossing Machine Operator
Embossograph Operator, Office Machines
Graphic Designer
Graphics Production Specialist
Graphotype Operator
Key Operator
Line-O-Scribe Operator
Machine Operator
Mail Clerk
Micro Photographer
Microfilm Camera Operator
Microfilm Machine Operator
Microfilm Mounter
Microfilm Operator
Microfilmer
Mimeograph Operator
Mimeographer
Multigraph Operator
Multigrapher
Multilith Operator
Offset Duplicating Machine Operator
Offset Duplicating Machine Operator, Clerical
Photocopy Operator
Photocopying Machine Operator
Photographic Machine Operator
Photostat Operator
Photostatic Copy Maker
Print Center Specialist
Printing Services Coordinator
Production Manager
Production Operator
Production Specialist
Project Coordinator
Proof Clerk
Proof Machine Operator
Proof Operator
Recordak Operator
Reprographics Technician
Retail Consultant
Scanning Clerk
Set-O-Type Operator
Shipping Specialist
Sign Machine Operator, Printing
Technician, Copy Room
Ticket Machine Operator
Transit Clerk
Transit Department Clerk
Transit Proof Machine Operator
Xerox Machine Operator

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Sources: Career Guide to Industries (CGI), Occupational Information Network (O*Net), Occupation Outlook Handbook (OOH)
Knowledge
  • Mathematics — Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
  • Engineering and Technology — Knowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology. This includes applying principles, techniques, procedures, and equipment to the design and production of various goods and services.
  • Sales and Marketing — Knowledge of principles and methods for showing, promoting, and selling products or services. This includes marketing strategy and tactics, product demonstration, sales techniques, and sales control systems.
  • Medicine and Dentistry — Knowledge of the information and techniques needed to diagnose and treat human injuries, diseases, and deformities. This includes symptoms, treatment alternatives, drug properties and interactions, and preventive health-care measures.
  • Physics — Knowledge and prediction of physical principles, laws, their interrelationships, and applications to understanding fluid, material, and atmospheric dynamics, and mechanical, electrical, atomic and sub- atomic structures and processes.
Skills
  • Equipment Maintenance — Performing routine maintenance on equipment and determining when and what kind of maintenance is needed.
  • Coordination — Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
  • Active Learning — Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
  • Writing — Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
  • Troubleshooting — Determining causes of operating errors and deciding what to do about it.
Abilities
  • Near Vision — The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
  • Stamina — The ability to exert yourself physically over long periods of time without getting winded or out of breath.
  • Explosive Strength — The ability to use short bursts of muscle force to propel oneself (as in jumping or sprinting), or to throw an object.
  • Oral Comprehension — The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
  • Hearing Sensitivity — The ability to detect or tell the differences between sounds that vary in pitch and loudness.
Tasks
  • Supplemental — Move heat units and clamping frames over screen beds to form Braille impressions on pages; then raise frames to release individual copies.
  • Core — Monitor machine operation, and make adjustments as necessary to ensure proper operation.
  • Core — Load machines with materials such as blank paper or film.
  • Core — Maintain stock of supplies, and requisition any needed items.
  • Core — File and store completed documents.
Activities
  • Monitoring and Controlling Resources — Monitoring and controlling resources and overseeing the spending of money.
  • Guiding, Directing, and Motivating Subordinates — Providing guidance and direction to subordinates, including setting performance standards and monitoring performance.
  • Assisting and Caring for Others — Providing personal assistance, medical attention, emotional support, or other personal care to others such as coworkers, customers, or patients.
  • Repairing and Maintaining Electronic Equipment — Servicing, repairing, calibrating, regulating, fine-tuning, or testing machines, devices, and equipment that operate primarily on the basis of electrical or electronic (not mechanical) principles.
  • Getting Information — Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources.
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