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East Tennessee State University

Title Code: 5040 

Occ. Group: 113.262 

Computer Operator

Expectations for All Employees

East Tennessee State University pursues its mission based upon core values. An employee's job performance must support and exhibit the university's core values:

PEOPLE come first, are treated with dignity and respect, and are encouraged to achieve their full potential;
RELATIONSHIPS are built on honesty, integrity and trust;
of people and thought is respected;
is achieved through teamwork, leadership, creativity, and a strong work ethic;
is achieved through wise use of human and financial resources; and COMMITMENT to intellectual achievement is embraced.


Employees in this class are under general supervision. Work performed in the operation and monitoring of the computer to process business or other data and performing related work as required. 

Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities

Processes work programmed for the computer.

Selects and loads input and output units with materials such as tapes or punch cards.

Observes machines and control panel on computer consoles for error lights, verification printout, error messages, machine stoppage or faulty output.

Wires control panels of peripheral equipment.

Moves switches to clear system and start operation of equipment.

Performs other work as assigned. 

Required Knowledge and Abilities

Knowledge of the theory and concept employed in processing data by an electronic computer.

Knowledge of the principles and practices of maintaining a magnetic tape library.

Knowledge of computers and related equipment.

Ability to follow instructions of a moderately complex nature.

Ability to process computer operation jobs effectively and efficiently.

Ability to establish and maintain an effective working relationship with other employees. 

Recommended Qualifications

Applicants possessing these qualifications have a good probability for success in this class. However, applicants not possessing these qualifications should apply if they believe their training and experience will enable them to perform the work successfully. Graduation from a standard high school, including or supplemented by courses in computer operations and modern office procedures. Experience in computer operations. 

  Date     Skill         Eval            
7/1/84        5     422032113

The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions given this title and shall not be construed as a declaration of the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position.

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