Photographic Process Workers and Processing Machine Operators:

Perform work involved in developing and processing photographic images from film or digital media. May perform precision tasks such as editing photographic negatives and prints.

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About the Job

Indiana Average Salary $27,410.00
Average Time to Fill 41 days
Typical Education Post-secondary certificate or some college courses
Typical Experience
10 Year Projected Openings (2021-2031) 182
10 Year Expected Percentage Change (2021-2031) -12.14 %

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Skills Profile

Essential (Soft) Skills

Essential Skills to Employers

Attention to Detail
Information Gathering
Work Ethic
Critical Thinking
Following Directions
Technology and Tool Usage

Top Job Duties and Responsibilities

Handling and Moving Objects

Load digital images onto computers or websites
Position raw materials on processing or production equipment
Load/unload material, products, or workpieces into or from machinery or equipment
Set-up laboratory or field equipment
Don/Doff industrial, production, or manufacturing related Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
Process photographic prints
Adjust industrial, manufacturing, or production equipment
Mix chemicals safely according to instructions
Mount materials or workpieces onto production equipment
Cut industrial materials in preparation for fabrication or processing

Thinking Creatively

Improve methods for worker selection or promotion
Maintain quality assurance procedures
Airbrush photo, display, background, vehicle, or other objects
Capture photographs digitally or on film
Apply decorative coloring to photographs or printed materials
Achieve special camera effects
Prepare artwork for camera or press
Develop new chemical processing techniques or formulas

Controlling Machines and Processes

Operate printing equipment or machinery
Operate processing equipment
Operate specialized photo equipment
Operate film or video recording equipment
Operate power or hand tools in industrial, production, or manufacturing environments
Operate recording or broadcast studio controls
Operate laboratory equipment

Documenting/Recording Information

Operate photographic developing or print production equipment
Develop photographic media such as film, x-rays, or medical images
Determine digital or film exposure settings
Maintain industrial, production, or manufacturing related records, reports, or files
Record industrial, operational, or manufacturing related production data
Record test or inspection results, procedures, or data

Getting Information

Review blueprints or other instructions to determine operational methods or sequences
Review industrial, production, or manufacturing work orders
Read work orders or other instructions to determine product specifications or materials requirements
Read operating, service, or repair manuals associated with manufacturing or production equipment
Review information from formulas or processing charts

Making Decisions and Solving Problems

Perform chemical processing emergency procedures
Restore aged or distorted photographs
Retouch negatives or prints
Modify assembly procedures to fit situation

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Booster Skills & Certifications

Job Seekers possessing booster skills & certifications, such as those listed below, added to core skills are more marketable, harder to find and expensive to hire.

Hard to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be hard to fill. These skills and certifications make a job seeker more in demand because the skills are not widely available.

Expensive to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be expensive to fill. Job seekers with these skills and certifications are likely to earn more money.

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