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Career Details :: Billing, Posting, and Calculating Machine Operators
Operate machines that automatically perform mathematical processes, such as addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division, to calculate and record billing, accounting, statistical, and other numerical data. Duties include operating special billing machines to prepare statements, bills, and invoices, and operating bookkeeping machines to copy and post data, make computations, and compile records of transactions.
No previous work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is needed for these occupations. For example, a person can become a general office clerk even if he/she has never worked in an office before.
These occupations may require a high school diploma or GED certificate. Some may require a formal training course to obtain a license.
Employees in these occupations need anywhere from a few days to a few months of training. Usually, an experienced worker could show you how to do the job.
- Bundles sorted documents to prepare those drawn on other banks for collection.
- Observes operation of sorter to note document machine cannot read and manually records amount, using keyboard.
- Sorts and microfilms transaction documents, such as checks, using sorting machine.
- Encodes and adds amounts of transaction documents, such as checks or money orders, using encoding machine.
- Posts totals to records and prepares bill or invoice to be sent to customers, using billing machine.
- Transfers data from machine, such as encoding machine, to computer.
- Calculates accounting and other numerical data, such as amounts customers owe, sales totals, and inventory data, using calculating machine.
- Transcribes data from office records, using specified forms, billing machine, and transcribing machine.
- Cleans machines, such as encoding or sorting machines, and replaces ribbons, film, and tape.
- Manually sorts and lists items for proof or collection.
- Compares machine totals to records for errors and encodes correct amount or prepares correction record if error is found.
- Data Entry Keyers
- Marking Clerks
- Order Fillers, Wholesale and Retail Sales
- Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks
General Work Activities
- Handling and Moving Objects
- Processing Information
- Monitor Processes, Material, Surroundings
- Documenting/Recording Information
- Controlling Machines and Processes
Frequent Work Context
- Importance of Being Exact or Accurate
- Importance of Being Sure All Is Done
- Importance of Repeating Same Tasks
- Consequence of Error