Senior Computer Operators in United States

at a Confidential Company

Engineering / Technology
Information Technology
Minimum Qualification
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
7 - 10 years
Employment Type
Full Time
Male or Female
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Job Description

Job Summary:

They perform a variety of tasks including: operation of multi-processing computers and a variety of peripheral and communication equipment in the production of necessary reports, records and other documents; quality control of data and reports; job control setup and scheduling; office operations; and organizing, maintaining, processing and distributing reports. Have the ability to: acquire necessary knowledge to operate electronic computer systems in a large data communications environment; operate and maintain networked personal computer systems; follow manuals and read complicated
instructions; understand and carry out oral and written instructions; use appropriate and correct English, spelling, grammar and punctuation; perform arithmetic calculations with speed and accuracy; type at a rate required for successful job performance; operate a variety of standard office equipment; work independently; communicate effectively in written and oral form; establish and maintain effective work relationships with those contacted in the performance of required duties. Does related work as required.

Duties and Responsibilities:

* Operates and monitors computer systems and related equipment including; mainframes, mini computers, micro computers, personal computers, printers and other peripheral devices; controls the performance of multiprocessing systems in a large networked, data communications and telecommunications environment.

* Supervises Junior/Trainee Computer Operators.

* Creates, monitors and maintains operations documentation, material and supply inventories, and tape libraries.

* Capable of planning, organizing and coordinating daily schedules for all computerized batch processing and job control set up.

* Verifies and distributes with accuracy and completeness, all computer reports and output.

* Responsible for the error logging, customer engineering or internal staff notification of all system hardware, software and application system problems.

* Establishes and maintains accurate data records and filing systems to be used in the production and updating of relevant operational records and reports.

* Maintains computer systems and peripheral devices at scheduled times or as necessary; monitors the computer room for the proper security and environmental temperature, humidity, and power controls.

* Provides for a smooth shift change by adequately transitioning all activities to the next shift operator and securing other areas of the facility when appropriate.

* Utilizes personal computing hardware and software, word-processing, spreadsheet, and database applications to perform basic duties including documentation, reporting, scheduling and user support.

* May be required to perform operations during critical demand periods, emergency situations, or scheduled vacations.

* Creates or modifies job streams to improve computer operations and organizes and prioritizes jobs to be processed.

* Provides guidance to other operations staff and work cooperatively with other Departments.

* Operates software diagnostic tools and observes machines operations and makes adjustments as necessary.

* Performs other related duties as required.

Education and Qualifications:

* HND or Bachelors Degree and at least 5 years experience in operating Computers in a mainframe or mini computer environment.


* Knowledge of computing systems operations terminology; proper office methods and practices; personal computing operations and hardware; operational requirements of networked personal computer systems; personal computing applications including Word, Excel, and others; Apple Macintosh and Windows/DOS operating systems; modern
computer techniques, methodologies, principles, and practices.

* Be flexible and receptive to change.
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