Operate one or more of a variety of office machines, such as photocopying, photographic, and duplicating machines, or other office machines.
- Braille Coder
- Braille Duplicating Machine Operator
- Business Machine Operator
- Check Embosser
- Check Writing Machine Operator
- Clerical Offset Duplicating Machine Operator
- Coin Machine Operator
- Coin Rolling Machine Operator
- Coin Wrapping Machine Operator
- Collating Machine Operator
- Read job orders to determine the type of work to be done, the quantities to be produced, and the materials needed.
- Operate office machines such as high speed business photocopiers, reader/scanners, addressing machines, stencil-cutting machines, microfilm reader/printers, folding and inserting, bursting, 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.
People who work in this occupation generally have the interest code: RC.
This means people who work in this occupation generally have Realistic interests, but also prefer Conventional environments.
People who work in this occupation generally prize Support, but also value Relationships and Independence in their jobs.
- 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.
- Administration and Management - Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
- Operation Monitoring - Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.
- Operation and Control - Controlling operations of equipment or systems.
- Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
- Time Management - Managing one's own time and the time of others.
- Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
- 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.
- Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
These occupations usually require a high school diploma.
In 2012, the average annual wage in California was $32,410.00 with most people making between $19,980.00 and $46,500.00
During 2010, this occupation employed approximately 10,000 people in California. It is projected that there will be 9,100 employed in 2020.
This occupation will have about 0 openings due to growth and about 280 replacement openings for approximately 280 total annual openings.
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