Alabama Department of Labor

Labor Market Information Division
SOC: 43-9071 Office Machine Operators, Except Computer
Operate one or more of a variety of office machines, such as photocopying, photographic, and duplicating machines, or other office machines. Exclude "Computer Operators" (43-9011), "Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators" (43-9051) and "Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators" (43-3021).
Education: These occupations usually require a high school diploma.
OJT: Employees in these occupations need anywhere from a few months to one year of working with experienced employees. A recognized apprenticeship program may be associated with these occupations.
Tasks: Read job orders to determine the type of work to be done, the quantities to be produced, and the materials needed. Operate office machines such as high speed business photocopiers, reader/scanners, addressing machines, stencil-cutting machines, microfilm reader/printers, folding and inserting, bursting, and binder machines. Place original copies in feed trays, feed originals into feed rolls, or position originals on tables beneath camera lenses. Compute prices for services and receive payment, or provide supervisors with billing information. Sort, assemble, and proof completed work. Set up and adjust machines, regulating factors such as speed, ink flow, focus, and number of copies. Monitor machine operation, and make adjustments as necessary to ensure proper operation. Load machines with materials such as blank paper or film. Maintain stock of supplies, and requisition any needed items. File and store completed documents. Clean machines, perform minor repairs, and report major repair needs. Operate auxiliary machines such as collators, pad and tablet making machines, staplers, and paper punching, folding, cutting, and perforating machines. Complete records of production, including work volumes and outputs, materials used, and any backlogs. Deliver completed work. Prepare and process papers for use in scanning, microfilming, and microfiche. Cut copies apart and write identifying information, such as page numbers or titles, on copies. Clean and file master copies or plates.
License: License not required.
Outlook: poor
Alabama Employment Outlook
Alabama Wage Data
Hourly Wage   Annual Wage
Entry $9.45   Entry $19,661.00
Mean $14.57   Mean $30,324.00
Experience $17.14 Experience $35,650.00

The data is based on the May 2017 Occupation Employment Survey employment and wage estimate file. The wages have been aged using the most current ECI factors reflecting wages as of June 2018.

Alabama Projections
Estimated Employment 2016Projected Employment 2026Annual Average OpeningsAnnual Growth Rate
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43-9071.00 Office Machine Operators, Except Computer