Office Machine Operators
On the Job
Office Machine Operators operate different types of machines in an office setting. They may operate photocopying equipment, fax machines, or other office equipment.
Typical Work Tasks
People who work in this career often:
- Read work orders to determine material or setup requirements.
- Provide information to coworkers.
- Report maintenance or equipment problems to appropriate personnel.
- Operate office equipment.
- Compile data or documentation.
- Sort materials or products.
- Adjust office equipment to ensure proper operation.
- Store records or related materials.
- Monitor equipment operation to ensure proper functioning.
- Calculate costs of goods or services.
Typical Working Conditions
- Using e-mail.
- Meeting strict deadlines.
- Working indoors in environmentally controlled conditions.
- Working with a group or team.
- The importance of being accurate or exact.
- Freedom to make decisions without supervision.
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