Under supervision, to operate a photocomposition keyboard unit; input, correct and manipulate data into a required format; and to do other related work.
Input and correct data with accuracy; work within all data files on systems; understand all proofreaders marks; locate and use all math signs, greek characters and special typographical symbols on the system; use all keyboard transaction used to manipulate data; know the various styles (office, follow and follow literally), and procedures used in keyboarding data; follow marks, coding and instructions, written and verbal.
Completion of a recognized apprenticeship as a Photocomposition Keyboard Operator. (Apprentices who are within six months of completing their apprenticeship may be admitted to the examination, but they must present evidence of completion before they may be appointed.)
One year of experience as a Composing Technician, Word Processing Technician or Key Data Operator.
Possession of a valid Certificate of Proficiency in Typing for 60 words per minute; and
Three years of typing experience.
Knowledge of: Grammar, spelling, and word usage.
Ability to: Keyboard unjustified work on a photocomposition keyboard device at a rate of not less than 60 words per minute in an appropriate skill test; follow directions.
Willingness to follow a prescribed routine.
In appraising the relative qualifications of candidates, consideration will be given to persons who possess journey level experience in the printing trades.