Operate automatic photocomposing-perforator machines.
What does a Photocomposing Perforator Machine Operator do?
Operates automatic photocomposing-perforator machine equipped with keyboard to copy data from manuscript onto tape used in photocomposing machine: Inserts paper tape in perforator. Clips copy in copy holder and starts perforator mechanism. Sets indexed dials to select line length, type size, film feed, and type face specified on manuscript. Depresses keys of keyboard to perforate coded signals in paper tape for subsequent activation of photocomposing machine. Removes perforated tape from perforator. Important variables are trade names of system operated. May operate similar machine equipped with video display terminal to edit and correct perforated tape as indicated by PROOFREADER on reproduction proof.