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Office Machine Operators, Except Computer

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

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    Work Activities

    Work Activities

    • Read job orders to determine the type of work to be done, the quantities to be produced, and the materials needed.
    • Place original copies in feed trays, feed originals into feed rolls, or position originals on tables beneath camera lenses.
    • Deliver completed work.
    • Sort, assemble, and proof completed work.
    • 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.
    • Compute prices for services and receive payment, or provide supervisors with billing information.
    • Complete records of production, including work volumes and outputs, materials used, and any backlogs.
    • Set up and adjust machines, regulating factors such as speed, ink flow, focus, and number of copies.
    • Load machines with materials such as blank paper or film.
    • Monitor machine operation, and make adjustments as necessary to ensure proper operation.
    • Clean machines, perform minor repairs, and report major repair needs.
    • File and store completed documents.
    • Operate auxiliary machines such as collators, pad and tablet making machines, staplers, and paper punching, folding, cutting, and perforating machines.
    • Maintain stock of supplies, and requisition any needed items.
    • Prepare and process papers for use in scanning, microfilming, and microfiche.
    • Clean and file master copies or plates.
    • Cut copies apart and write identifying information, such as page numbers or titles, on copies.
    • Move heat units and clamping frames over screen beds to form Braille impressions on pages, raising frames to release individual copies.

    Skills

    • Operation and Control

      Controlling operations of equipment or systems.

    • Operations Monitoring

      Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.

    • Reading Comprehension

      Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.

    WorkKeys®

    Applied Math
    3
    Workplace Documents
    4
    Graphic Literacy
    4

    Abilities

    • Near Vision

      The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).

    • Written Comprehension

      The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.

    • Information Ordering

      The ability to arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules (e.g., patterns of numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).

    Knowledge

    • 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.

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    Pay

    • Ohio Annual Salary 33210/yr
    • Typical Salary
    • Ohio Hourly Wage 15.97/hr
    • Typical Hourly Wage

    Ohio Employment Trends

    • Currently Employed 2,880
    • Yearly Projected Openings 310

    Typical Education

    Personality

    Realistic: People interested in this work like activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions. They do well at jobs that need:
    • Attention to Detail
    • Dependability
    • Adaptability/Flexibility
    • Cooperation
    • Integrity
    • Independence

    Tools

    • Microfiche reader printers
    • Dot matrix printers
    • Bar code reader equipment
    • Automatic labeling systems
    • Addressing machines

    Technology

    • Office suite software
    • Electronic mail software
    • Document management software
    • Desktop publishing software
    • Data base user interface and query software

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