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Office Machine Operators, Except Computer - 43-9071.00

O*NET-SOC Description

Operate one or more of a variety of office machines, such as photocopying, photographic, and duplicating machines, or other office machines.

Sample of Reported Job Titles

  • Copy Center Operator
  • Copy Machine Operator
  • Copy Technician
  • Graphics Production Specialist
  • Key Operator
  • Machine Operator
  • Printing Services Coordinator
  • Reprographics Technician

SOC Occupation Groups

Related Occupations


  • Clean and file master copies or plates.
  • Clean machines, perform minor repairs, and report major repair needs.
  • Complete records of production, including work volumes and outputs, materials used, and any backlogs.
  • Compute prices for services and receive payment, or provide supervisors with billing information.
  • Cut copies apart and write identifying information, such as page numbers or titles, on copies.
  • Deliver completed work.
  • File and store completed documents.
  • Load machines with materials such as blank paper or film.
  • Maintain stock of supplies, and requisition any needed items.
  • Monitor machine operation, and make adjustments as necessary to ensure proper operation.
  • Move heat units and clamping frames over screen beds to form Braille impressions on pages, raising frames to release individual copies.
  • Operate auxiliary machines such as collators, pad and tablet making machines, staplers, and paper punching, folding, cutting, and perforating machines.
  • Operate office machines such as high speed business photocopiers, readers, scanners, addressing machines, stencil-cutting machines, microfilm readers or printers, folding and inserting machines, bursters, and binder machines.
  • Place original copies in feed trays, feed originals into feed rolls, or position originals on tables beneath camera lenses.
  • Prepare and process papers for use in scanning, microfilming, and microfiche.
  • Read job orders to determine the type of work to be done, the quantities to be produced, and the materials needed.
  • Set up and adjust machines, regulating factors such as speed, ink flow, focus, and number of copies.
  • Sort, assemble, and proof completed work.

Detailed Work Activities

  • Adjust office equipment to ensure proper operation.
  • Attach identification information to products, items or containers.
  • Calculate costs of goods or services.
  • Clean facilities or equipment.
  • Collect deposits, payments or fees.
  • Compile data or documentation.
  • Deliver items.
  • Maintain office equipment in proper operating condition.
  • Monitor equipment operation to ensure proper functioning.
  • Operate office equipment.
  • Order materials, supplies, or equipment.
  • Provide information to coworkers.
  • Read work orders to determine material or setup requirements.
  • Record production information.
  • Report maintenance or equipment problems to appropriate personnel.
  • Sort materials or products.
  • Store records or related materials.

Military Crosswalk Titles

  • Administrative Assistant (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Basic Personnel and Administration Marine (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Public Affairs Specialist (Coast Guard - Enlisted)
  • Public Information Specialty (Coast Guard - Warrant Officer only)
  • Unit Supply Specialist (Army - Enlisted)
  • Yeoman (Coast Guard - Enlisted)

Apprenticeship Crosswalk Titles

No information available.

DOT Crosswalk Titles

  • Braille-Duplicating-Machine Operator
  • Duplicating-Machine Operator I
  • Duplicating-Machine Operator II
  • Offset-Duplicating-Machine Operator
  • Photocopying-Machine Operator
  • Photographic-Machine Operator