Computer Operators

Computer Operators

Monitor and control electronic computer and peripheral electronic data processing equipment to process business, scientific, engineering, and other data according to operating instructions. Monitor and respond to operating and error messages. May enter commands at a computer terminal and set controls on computer and peripheral devices.

Key Competencies * Integrity * Cooperation * Attention to Detail * Dependability * Analytical Thinking * Adaptability/Flexibility * Initiative * Concern for Others * Stress Tolerance * Independence

Representative Tasks * Enter commands, using computer terminal, and activate controls on computer and peripheral equipment to integrate and operate equipment. * Monitor the system for equipment failure or errors in performance. * Oversee the operation of computer hardware systems, including coordinating and scheduling the use of computer terminals and networks to ensure efficient use.


Government, Finance & Insurance, Professional Scientific & Technical Services,

Job Family Office and Administrative Support

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