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Computer Operator Job Description, Career as a Computer Operator, Salary, Employment - Definition and Nature of the Work, Education and Training Requirements, Getting the Job

operators network systems equipment

Education and Training: High school plus training

Salary: Median—$31,070 per year

Employment Outlook: Poor

Definition and Nature of the Work

Computer operators manage the operation of computer hardware systems. They are often required to work with most types of computers, including minicomputers, mainframes, and networks of personal computers. Computer operators must maintain the computer hardware as well as solve any problems that occur. A computer operator's duties vary depending on the computer system.

Computer operators are essential to the day-to-day operations of older mainframes and minicomputers. These computer systems consist of a network of smaller computer terminals (monitors and keyboards) hooked up to a central core that contains all the system's software and memory. Most of the older mainframes and minicomputers have a central control panel. While the computer is running, a computer operator watches closely for error lights on the console that may go on to indicate that the computer is not operating properly. If a light goes on or the computer stops, the operator must locate the problem and solve it. Operators maintain log books and operating records for the equipment and record all malfunctions and errors. If the computer system's files and programs are on discs or tapes, the operator has to see to it that the computer has been loaded with these storage media. Experienced operators may help computer programmers or systems analysts test programs.

For a personal computer network, the computer operator may assist a network administrator in ensuring all network connections are in place and that the network and the servers are running smoothly. They may also assist users in connecting computer peripherals, such as printers or lab equipment, or help new employees set up a computer.

Computer operators work for many businesses and industries, including banks, insurance companies, and manufacturers. They are also employed by government agencies, educational institutions, and companies that provide computer services.

The trend toward networking and the use of sophisticated software have enabled computers to perform tasks previously done by operators. With the advancement of technology and the move away from mainframe computers and toward personal computing networks, the jobs of computer operators are shifting from equipment maintenance to network support, user support, and database maintenance.

A computer operator holds hard drives while standing in the server room. (© Helen King/Corbis.)

Education and Training Requirements

In the past a high school diploma, previous experi ence with an operating system, and familiarity with the latest technologies were the minimum requirements for employment. However, employers increasingly require operators to have some formal computer-related training, perhaps through a community college or technical school. Employers then train workers until they are familiar with specific equipment and routines.

Getting the Job

A student's school placement office may list jobs for computer operators. Interested individuals should check state and private employment agencies for job leads. Internet job sites or classified ads in a local newspaper are a good source of openings. For a government job, candidates should arrange to take the necessary civil service test.

Advancement Possibilities and Employment Outlook

Computer operators can advance to supervisory positions. With experience and further education, some operators become computer programmers and network administrators.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, computer operators held roughly 149,000 jobs in 2004. Employment of computer operators was expected to decline through the year 2014. Technology improvements over the past twenty years have given rise to user-friendly software that automatically controls and monitors the operations of even the largest computer networks. Computer operators are simply not needed. When a problem does arise in these complicated systems, the assistance of highly trained programmers, systems analysts, or network administrators is required.

Working Conditions

Computer operators generally work between thirty-five and forty hours per week. Many companies schedule computer operation twenty-four hours a day, so operators may work in shifts. Because they may work without supervision during their shift, operators must be able to work independently. Some computer operators belong to labor unions.

Where to Go for More Information

American Electronic Association
5201 Great America Pkwy., Ste. 520
Santa Clara, CA 95054
(408) 987-4265
http://www.aeanet.org

Association for Computing Machinery
1 Astor Plaza
1515 Broadway, 17th Fl.
New York, NY 10036 (212) 869-7440
http://www.acm.org

Association of Computer Operations Management
724 E. Chapman Ave.
Orange, CA 92860
(714) 997-7966
http://www.afcom.com

Association of Information Technology Professionals
401 N. Michigan Ave., Ste. 2400
Chicago, IL 60611-4267
(800) 224-9371
http://www.aitp.org

Earnings and Benefits

Earnings vary depending on the size and location of the company. The median annual salary for a computer operator was $31,070 per year in 2004, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Benefits depend on the industry in which the operator works. Generally, operators receive paid vacations and holidays and health insurance.

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almost 6 years ago

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RESUME :



DHARMENDRA CHORASIA -

S/O . Sh NAINU RAM CHORASIA

Postal Address : H.No. A/101, Subhash Colony,

Kherly Phatak Kota – 324001 (Raj) INDIA

Cont. No. :- 08003667399

E-mail : dharmch@gmail.com





OBJECTIVE

To Achieve Professional Satisfaction And Personal Development Through My Dedication, In A Rewarding Environment That Promotes Career Growth And Enriches My Experience.



EDUCATION

 Bachelor Of Arts. From Kota University (Raj.)

 Higher Secondary Exam From Rajasthan Board, Ajmer With Second Division.

 High School Exam From Rajasthan Board With Second Division.

OTHERS QULIFICATION  MSc (CS)

 P.G.D.C.A.

 I.T.I. – “Computer Operator Programming Assistant” (NCVT)

 Computer Courses – (Basic, Ms.Office, DTP, Tally, Net.Web Etc.)



EXPERIENCE

7.6 Year

(Computer work

5.6 Year &

Teaching in

computer 2 Year ) 2.6 Year :- Post of Data Entry Operator) At Present

Rajasthan, KOTA in Zila Parishad Office.

1.3 Year :- Computer Oprator (Work in CM&HO, Kota)

9 Months :- IDSP (The Project of Medical Department) In

CM&HO, Kota. Post of “Assistant Administrate”.

6 Month :- Computer Oprator (Super Tharmel Power Station Kota

Rajathan)

4 Month :- Computer Oprator (Work in Press- “News Paper”)

2 Year :- Teaching (In Computer)

PERSONAL

DETAILS Date of Birth 29 Oct., 1984

Male/Female MALE

Community/caste TAMBOLI – OBC

Marital Status MARRIED

Nationality INDIAN

Language Known Hindi, Rajsthani & Some of English

Hobbies Listening Music, Traveling,

Strength Confidence, Punctuality, Hardworking & Sincerity.

I hereby confirm that all the above stated information is correct & truthful in the best of my Knowledge and belief.







Place : “KOTA” – State : “RAJASTHAN”

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RESUME



RAM LAL SAINI

Address:- Bohra wali Dhani, khadi Bag Chomu

Distt.- Jaipur,

Rajasthan, Pin Code – 303702

Contact no. :- 8107727515





Education Qualification : -



Completed Senior Secondary from Ajmer Board Rajasthan.

Completed Secondary from Ajmer Board Rajasthan.



Professional Qualification : -



DOAP (Diploma in Office Automation & Publishing)

ADCA (Advance Diploma in Computer Application) From Rajeev Gandhi Computer Saksharta Mission.



Computer Knowledge : -



Teaching Experience 2 year



Hobbies : -

Cricket

PERSONAL INFORMATION :-



Name : RAM LAL SAINI



Father’s name : SH. NATHU RAM SAINI



Date of Birth : May/5/1990



Marital status : Single



Nationality : Indian



Languages known : English, Hindi



I hereby declare that aforementioned information in true to the best of my knowledge and I will personally be held liable of facts found misrepresenting.





Date ……………..



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Computer Operator Job Description, Career as a Computer Operator, Salary, Employment - Definition and Nature of the Work, Education and Training Requirements, Getting the Job

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requirement for Back office assistant/Computer operator.
1. Candidates should be well versed with MS Office, Excel, Word, Ppt and should have a min. speed of 55 -65 w.p.m.
2. The candidates should have good command over English & good communication skills.
3. The candidates should have knowledge of preparing quotations & Tenders.
The package for the above mentioned vacancy would be flexible between 7000.00 to 10000.00 purely depending upon the skills and capabilities of the candidates.
P.S: candidate from a medical equipment company will be of an added advantage.

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RESUME
MOHD. AMIR KHAN
Contact No:-+91-9837491067
_____________________________________________________________________________________________
CAREER OBJECTIVE:
To advance in an evironment that offers new challenges through respect for human values and helps build standards that would prove to be a benchmark.
ACADEMIC QUALIFICATION:
 Post Graduate (MA-Urdu) from MJP Rohilkhan University, Bareilly, U.P.
 Graduation (BA) from MJP Rohilkhand University, Bareilly, U.P.
 10+2 Passed from U.P. Board, Allahabad.
 10th Passed from U.P. Board, Allahabad.
COMPUTER PROFICIENCY:
 One Year Diploma of Computer Application from DOEACC Society Chandigarh Under NATIONAL COUNCIL FOR PROMOTION OF URDU LANGUAGE DELHI.
 Typing Course in English & Hindi from IGM Institute.
EXPERIENCE:
 Working in Educom solution Ltd.
STRENGTH:
 Sincere
 Hardworking & Punctual
 Friendly & Good Team Work
PERSONAL PROFILE:
 Father’s Name : Mohd. Shafi khan
 Date of Birth : 15th jan. 1983
 Nationality : Indian
 Marital Status : Single
 Languages Known : Hindi, English, & Urdu
 Passport No. : H 0931047
 Hobbies : Listening to Music & Playing Cricket.
 Parmanent Adress : Kachwayan Sarai Tareen Sambhal Distt – Moradabad (U.P) 244303
[AMIR KHAN]


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I am Ashis Roy B.Com.(Pass) at 1991. After that I did some tution at home. At that time I gave some government service job exam. After that I started to do my family business that is shopkeeping. But accumulate some money I started to learn some programming languages like html, dhtml, c,c++,visual basic etc. at 2003. After that I have to do apply for job at several companies from newspaper and job websites. But can't get any job according to my need. Now I am 43 years of age. Till treat as fresher.
I want to back office job. But can't find according to my need. I want above Rs. 12,000 p.m. to live on. But no company response me.
I want to give my interview on phone but no response. I am here at Kolkata but want to go to Andhrapradesh ( like Hyderabad Visakhapattanam, Vijayawada, Vimabaram) But no response from any company.
Now I think only any kind hearted recruiter person can place me according
to my requirement place.
It is possible or not I don't know. This is childish simplicity I know. But what can I do beside this. Just a prayer to all.

Mobile : 9748213647
E-Mail - ashis.roy43@yahoo.co.in / royashis69@gmail.com
Ashis Roy

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I am Ashis Roy B.Com.(Pass) at 1991. After that I did some tution at home. At that time I gave some government service job exam. After that I started to do my family business that is shopkeeping. But accumulate some money I started to learn some programming languages like html, dhtml, c,c++,visual basic etc. at 2003. After that I have to do apply for job at several companies from newspaper and job websites. But can't get any job according to my need. Now I am 43 years of age. Till treat as fresher.
I want to back office job. But can't find according to my need. I want above Rs. 12,000 p.m. to live on. But no company response me.
I want to give my interview on phone but no response. I am here at Kolkata but want to go to Andhrapradesh ( like Hyderabad Visakhapattanam, Vijayawada, Vimabaram) But no response from any company.
Now I think only any kind hearted recruiter person can place me according
to my requirement place.
It is possible or not I don't know. This is childish simplicity I know. But what can I do beside this. Just a prayer to all.

Mobile : 9748213647
E-Mail - ashis.roy43@yahoo.co.in / royashis69@gmail.com
Ashis Roy

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search.



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i am required this job vacancy urgent.



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CURRUCULUM VITAE

GUNDU VENKATESHWARLU

Personal Profile:

Permanent Address:
# 15-6-197,
Papaiah pet,
Warangal-506 002,
Andhra Pradesh,
India

Email : venkatesh.gundoo@gmail.com

Mobile No: +91 9177480226

Father’s Name : Sadanandam
Sex: Male.
Age : 35
Marital Status: Married.
Nationality: Indian.
Religion : Hindu
Languages Known: Telugu & English
Caste : BC-B (Padmashali) CAREER OBJECTIVE

I’m looking for a long term career path with challenging assignments that will strengthen my knowledge and for an environment that gives freedom to implement my own ideas and gives excellent career growth.

EDUCATIONAL & TECHNICAL QUALIFICATION
B.Com. from K.N.R. Degree College, Warangal.
Inter C.E.C. from A.V.V. Jr. College, Warangal.
S.S.C. from A.V.V. High School, Warangal.
Type Writing Higher in English
Type Writing Higher in Telugu

PACKAGES , HARDWARE & NETWORKING
 Ms-Office – Word, Excel, Power Point, Access,
 Page Maker,
 CorelDraw
 Photoshop
 Internet Browsing & E-mail Operations.
 Hardware & Networking

EXPERIENCE

 Worked as a Hardware Engineer for 5 years in Warangal Tri Cities

 Worked as a Computer Operator in Aurora Degree College for One year

 Worked as a Computer Operator in Masterji Degree College for Two Years

 Working as a Computer Operator in Famous D.T.P. Centre in Hanamkonda for Commission Basis since last 5 years.


COMPUTER SKILLS

 Typing Speed - 80 above per minute
 Telugu Typing speed in Modular Keyboard 45 words per minute
 All type of Tables creating in Excel
 All types of Letters will Design in PageMaker and Ms-Word
 Dictation will be following in Any Letter Drafting
 Designing various type of Multi level Digital Creation in Photoshop
 All types of Data Entry Projects was facing in my 13 years experience
 Rectifications of errors in Computers and Networking and clear the errors

OTHER SKILLS

 Xerox Operating in Canon IR-7200 with Computer Connection.
 Spiral Binding & Lamination.

HOBBIES

 Reading News Papers
 Watching TV
 Browsing on Internet

STRENGTHS

 Ability to perform under pressure
 Ability to work in a team or independently
 Strong will to achieve multiple tasks
 Maintaining a good interpersonal relationship

DECLARATION

I hereby declare that the above written particulars are correct to the best of my knowledge and belief.


Date:

Place:. (GUNDU VENKATESHWARLU)

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i am computer hardware networking engineer.

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over 5 years ago

sir/madam , i want the computer operator job and clerical job in companies.

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Sir, i need just easily/simply typing work specially in English language, if you can help me thanks.I have experience and good speed of English.

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My personal quote: Don’t try to compare yourself with others, always live to be loyal human being, and compare yourself with your own last performance of life, so that you may always keep smiling.


My personification:

Name:- Charanjeet Singh

Nationality:- Indian

Marital status:- Single

Religion:- Sikh (Hindu)

Age:- 23 years old, “25-2-1988”


My contact info:

Home address:- 554/222, Arjun Nagar, Alambagh, Lucknow (city), Uttar Pradesh (state), India.

Email id:- charanjeet_singh@y7mail.com

Mobile no:- +91, 8960241021


Linguist on:

English, Hindi, and Punjabi:- Language skills are so important for human beings, so that they may express their heart feelings, thoughts, imaginations, & ideas.


Academic education:

High School:- I achieved my high school education in 2004 from Lucknow, gaining 53% in Science (field).

Intermediate:- In 2006 from Lucknow, gaining 52% in Art (field).

Bachelor of Art:- In 2009 from Kanpur (university), gaining 50% in History, Sociology, and Political Science.


Computer education & skills:-

I achieved one year computer education from “UPTEC”, is a popular and skillful computer Institute of Uttar Pradesh, in which I completed “O” level, with ‘A’ grade, within ‘C’ language, C++, Internet & Web Designing, information of I.T. industry, basic information of hardware, and software of computer, and also knowledge of business system, under the “Doeacc Society”, is a top class computer society of India.

Skills:-

I have yet used a lot of software of web designing, like CSS, DreamWeaver, Photoshop, Web studio 5.0, ad banners, media software, modify to pictures, to create own video software with songs format, and upload own video after creating on own webpage, and some more. I am completely habituated to use different kind of software, and to work continuously till 12 hours on computer, and I have been using Internet for last 1 year.

Family atmosphere:-

I always believe in hardworking, prove myself, respect of parents, care about nature, love with animals, and humans cipher without God, they all are my own recognition, which I gained by family atmosphere. We are three brothers, one father, and mother, and I am eldest than two brothers in my family, so, it’s my first responsibility to go forward my family, and I am fully ready to do this kind of job, and in my absence, my younger brothers could care of our parents. And I am unused to doing any kind of addiction.

My views of yourself:-

This is the better platform for me to communicate with each other because God gave me some amazing skills, but I don’t know about them so far, and they all are hidden inside of my heart, and you are trying to help me to come out them from my inside, so that one day I may get my own real recognition of life, thank so much for being with us.

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My personal quote: Don’t try to compare yourself with others, always live to be loyal human being, and compare yourself with your own last performance of life, so that you may always keep smiling.


My personification:

Name:- Charanjeet Singh

Nationality:- Indian

Marital status:- Single

Religion:- Sikh (Hindu)

Age:- 23 years old, “25-2-1988”


My contact info:

Home address:- 554/222, Arjun Nagar, Alambagh, Lucknow (city), Uttar Pradesh (state), India.

Email id:- charanjeet_singh@y7mail.com

Mobile no:- +91, 8960241021


Linguist on:

English, Hindi, and Punjabi:- Language skills are so important for human beings, so that they may express their heart feelings, thoughts, imaginations, & ideas.


Academic education:

High School:- I achieved my high school education in 2004 from Lucknow, gaining 53% in Science (field).

Intermediate:- In 2006 from Lucknow, gaining 52% in Art (field).

Bachelor of Art:- In 2009 from Kanpur (university), gaining 50% in History, Sociology, and Political Science.


Computer education & skills:-

I achieved one year computer education from “UPTEC”, is a popular and skillful computer Institute of Uttar Pradesh, in which I completed “O” level, with ‘A’ grade, within ‘C’ language, C++, Internet & Web Designing, information of I.T. industry, basic information of hardware, and software of computer, and also knowledge of business system, under the “Doeacc Society”, is a top class computer society of India.

Skills:-

I have yet used a lot of software of web designing, like CSS, DreamWeaver, Photoshop, Web studio 5.0, ad banners, media software, modify to pictures, to create own video software with songs format, and upload own video after creating on own webpage, and some more. I am completely habituated to use different kind of software, and to work continuously till 12 hours on computer, and I have been using Internet for last 1 year.

Family atmosphere:-

I always believe in hardworking, prove myself, respect of parents, care about nature, love with animals, and humans cipher without God, they all are my own recognition, which I gained by family atmosphere. We are three brothers, one father, and mother, and I am eldest than two brothers in my family, so, it’s my first responsibility to go forward my family, and I am fully ready to do this kind of job, and in my absence, my younger brothers could care of our parents. And I am unused to doing any kind of addiction.

My views of yourself:-

This is the better platform for me to communicate with each other because God gave me some amazing skills, but I don’t know about them so far, and they all are hidden inside of my heart, and you are trying to help me to come out them from my inside, so that one day I may get my own real recognition of life, thank so much for being with us.

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RESUME
MOHD. AMIR KHAN
Contact No:-+91-9837491067
_____________________________________________________________________________________________
CAREER OBJECTIVE:
To advance in an evironment that offers new challenges through respect for human values and helps build standards that would prove to be a benchmark.
ACADEMIC QUALIFICATION:
 Post Graduate (MA-Urdu) from MJP Rohilkhan University, Bareilly, U.P.
 Graduation (BA) from MJP Rohilkhand University, Bareilly, U.P.
 10+2 Passed from U.P. Board, Allahabad.
 10th Passed from U.P. Board, Allahabad.
COMPUTER PROFICIENCY:
 One Year Diploma of Computer Application from DOEACC Society Chandigarh Under NATIONAL COUNCIL FOR PROMOTION OF URDU LANGUAGE DELHI.
 Typing Course in English & Hindi from IGM Institute.
EXPERIENCE:
 Working in Educom solution Ltd.
STRENGTH:
 Sincere
 Hardworking & Punctual
 Friendly & Good Team Work
PERSONAL PROFILE:
 Father’s Name : Mohd. Shafi khan
 Date of Birth : 15th jan. 1983
 Nationality : Indian
 Marital Status : Single
 Languages Known : Hindi, English, & Urdu
 Passport No. : H 0931047
 Hobbies : Listening to Music & Playing Cricket.
 Parmanent Adress : Kachwayan Sarai Tareen Sambhal Distt – Moradabad (U.P) 244303
[AMIR KHAN]