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Career and Education Opportunities for Photographic Processing Machine Operators

In general, photographic processing machine operators operate photographic processing machines, such as photographic printing machines, film developing machines, and mounting presses.

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STATES WITH Photographic Processing Machine Operator OPPORTUNITIES

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JOB DESCRIPTION: Photographic Processing Machine Operator

Photographic Processing Machine Operator video from the State of New Jersey Dept. of Labor and Workforce Development

Photographic processing machine operators remove completed work from equipment. They also insert processed negatives and prints into envelopes so that they can be returned to customers. Equally important, photographic processing machine operators have to sort film to be developed in line with criteria such as film type or completion date. They are often called upon to load circuit boards, racks or rolls of film and/or printing paper into processing or printing machines. They are expected to monitor equipment operation to uncover malfunctions. Finally, photographic processing machine operators fill tanks of processing machines with solutions such as developer, dyes, stop-baths and washes.

Every day, photographic processing machine operators are expected to be able to listen to and understand others in meetings. It is also important that they see details at a very fine level of focus.