Maintain equipment in newspaper composing room.
What does a Composing Room Machinist do?
Maintains in efficient operating condition mechanical, electromechanical, optical, and electronic equipment in newspaper composing room, such as line-and-character-type-casting machines, photographic typesetters, copy cameras and reproduction units, teletypesetter-keyboard converter, proof presses, type-cutting saws, and conveyors. Repairs, cleans, lubricates, and replaces mechanical components and replaces electronic, electromechanical, and optical components, using handtools, power tools, circuit diagrams, and repair manuals. Reports extensive failures in electronics components to supervisor or local service representative of equipment.