Tasks

  • operating and controlling peripheral and related computer equipment
  • entering commands, using computer terminal, and activating controls on computer and peripheral equipment to integrate and operate equipment
  • monitoring systems for equipment failure or errors in performance
  • notifying supervisor or maintenance technician of equipment malfunctions
  • responding to program error messages by finding and correcting problems, referring the problem to other staff or terminating the program
  • reading job set-up instructions to determine equipment to be used, order of use, material such as disks and paper to be loaded, and control settings
  • retrieving, separating and sorting program output as needed, and sending data to specified users
  • loading peripheral equipment, such as printers, with selected materials for operating runs, or oversee such loading by peripheral equipment operators

    Educational level

    • Semi-skilled
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