Photographic Process Workers and Processing Machine Operators
On the Job
Photographic Process Workers and Processing Machine Operators do the work involved in developing and processing images from film or digital media. They may edit negatives and prints.
This career requires good eyesight.
Typical Work Tasks
People who work in this career often:
- Load digital images onto computers or websites.
- Operate digital imaging equipment.
- Operate photographic developing or print production equipment.
- Read work orders or other instructions to determine product specifications or materials requirements.
- Review blueprints or other instructions to determine operational methods or sequences.
- Inspected printed materials or other images to verify quality.
- Maintain production or processing equipment.
- Measure ingredients or substances to be used in production processes.
- Watch operating equipment to detect malfunctions.
- Record operational or production data.
Typical Working Conditions
- Having face-to-face discussions.
- Working indoors in environmentally controlled conditions.
- Dealing with external customers.
- Meeting strict deadlines.
- Exposure to contaminants (like gases or odors).
- Using your hands to handle, control, or feel objects, tools, or controls.
- The importance of being accurate or exact.
- Freedom to make decisions without supervision.
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