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"Photographic Processing Machine Operator"
Job Description - Part 1 - Duties and Tasks

Basic Job Description:

Operate photographic processing machines, such as photographic printing machines, film developing machines, and mounting presses.

Part 1
Duties / Tasks
Part 2
Activities
Part 3
Skills
Part 4
Abilities
Part 5
Knowledge

Job Duties and Tasks for: "Photographic Processing Machine Operator"

1) Measure and mix chemicals to prepare solutions for processing, according to formulas.

2) Monitor equipment operation to detect malfunctions.

3) Place film in labeled containers, or number film for identification, by hand or by using numbering machines.

4) Read work orders and examine negatives and film in order to determine machine settings and processing requirements.

5) Remove completed work from equipment.

6) Set and adjust machine controls, according to specifications, type of operation, and material requirements.

7) Sort film to be developed according to criteria such as film type or completion date.

8) Start and operate machines to prepare circuit boards and to expose, develop, etch, fix, wash, dry, and print film or plates.

9) Clean and maintain photoprocessing equipment, using cleaning and rinsing solutions and ultrasonic equipment.

 

 

11) Operate special equipment to perform tasks such as transferring film to videotape or producing photographic enlargements.

12) Retouch photographic negatives or original prints to correct defects.


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13) Fill tanks of processing machines with solutions such as developer, dyes, stop-baths, fixers, bleaches, and washes.

14) Insert processed negatives and prints into envelopes so that they can be returned to customers.

15) Inspect film or circuit patterns on photographic plates to locate any defects; discard defective products or repair them, using cleaning solutions and hand tools.

16) Load circuit boards, racks or rolls of film, negatives, and/or printing paper into processing or printing machines.

17) Splice broken or separated film, and mount film on reels.

Job Description for "Photographic Processing Machine Operator" continued here...

Part 1
Duties / Tasks
Part 2
Activities
Part 3
Skills
Part 4
Abilities
Part 5
Knowledge



 

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Holland / RIASEC Career Code:  R-C-I        SOC:  51-9132.00