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    Computer equipment operators operate and control peripheral and related computer equipment used for recording, storing, transmitting and processing digital data and for displaying data as letters, numbers or graphs on screen, paper or film.

    Tasks include -

    (a) operating and controlling peripheral and related computer equipment which is used to record, store, transmit and process digital data and to display data as letters, numbers or graphs on screen, paper or film, as requested by users;

    (b) organising computing jobs as specified by users to ensure timely, safe and efficient execution;

    (c) mounting magnetic tapes and disks as needed for processing or recording data in machine-readable form and keeping library of disks and tapes;

    (d) keeping log of computing operations;

    (e) performing back-up operations according to regular procedures;

    (f) applying knowledge of principles and practices of computers and peripheral equipment in order to identify and solve problems arising in the course of their use and making minor repairs and adjustments;

    (g) performing related tasks;

    (h) supervising other workers.

    Examples of the occupations classified here:

  • Operator, computer peripheral equipment

  • Operator, computer peripheral equipment/high-speed printer

  • Some related occupations classified elsewhere:

  • Mechanic, electronics/computer - 7243

  • Technician, engineering/electronics - 3114

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 Updated 18 September 2004, by VA.