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.
Also called: Computer Operator, Computer Specialist, Control Room Operator, Operations and Maintenance Technician

Knowledge:

    Engineering and Technology
  • computers and electronics
    Business
  • customer service
  • administrative services
    Arts and Humanities
  • English language
    Math and Science
  • arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics

Skills:

    Basic Skills
  • keeping track of how well people and/or groups are doing in order to make improvements
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
    Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it
    People and Technology Systems
  • figuring out how a system should work and how changes in the future will affect it
  • thinking about the pros and cons of different options and picking the best one

Abilites:

    Verbal
  • listen and understand what people say
  • communicate by speaking
    Ideas and Logic
  • notice when problems happen
  • use rules to solve problems
    Visual Understanding
  • quickly compare groups of letters, numbers, pictures, or other things
  • see hidden patterns
    Attention
  • pay attention to something without being distracted

Personality:

Description: People interested in this work like activities that include data, detail, and regular routines.
    They do well at jobs that need
  • Integrity
  • Cooperation
  • Attention to Detail
  • Dependability
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Adaptability/Flexibility

Technology:

    Operating system software
  • Linux
  • UNIX
    Data base user interface and query software
  • Microsoft Access
  • Structured query language SQL
    Backup or archival software
  • Data3 ENGUARD
  • EMC NetWorker

Education:

    bachelor's degree
    high school diploma/GED
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