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Career Details :: Duplicating Machine Operators
Operate one of a variety of office machines such as photocopying, photographic, mimeograph, and duplicating machines to make copies.
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.
- Cuts copies apart and writes identifying information on copies.
- Loads machine with blank paper or film and places paper roll in holding tray or rack of machine.
- Cleans and oils machine and printing plate.
- Adjusts machine to regulate ink flow, speed, paper size, focus, exposure, and camera distance from document.
- Places original copy in feed tray, feeds originals into feed rolls, or positions originals on table beneath camera lens.
- Selects type, embossed plate, or paper stock according to size, color, thickness, and quantity specified.
- Sets controls for number of copies and presses buttons to start machine.
- Records number of copies made.
- Moves heat unit and clamping frame over screen bed to form Braille impression on page.
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General Work Activities
- Handling and Moving Objects
- Controlling Machines and Processes
- Performing General Physical Activities
- Getting Information Needed to Do the Job
- Repairing & Maintaining Mechanical Equipment
Frequent Work Context
- Degree of Automation
- Using Hands on Objects, Tools, Controls
- Pace Determined by Speed of Equipment
- Provide a Service to Others