Blueprinting Machine Operator

Operate machines to make copies of printed material.
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Salary Range
$22,000 – $57,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Blueprinting Machine Operators do?

Operates machine to make copies of printed material, such as documents or drawings: Examines negative of original for translucency. Selects sensitized paper according to color of line specified, and positions original over paper. Moves controls to regulate light intensity and exposure time, according to translucency of original and type of sensitized paper. Slides original and sensitized paper into printer to expose and develop print. Examines finished print for specified color, intensity, and sharpness of line. Pushes button to supply machine with ammonia, or manually pours ammonia into printer. May cover original negative with translucent sensitized paper and color filter to prepare autopositive of original. May be known according to trade name of printer operated.

Should I be a Blueprinting Machine Operator?

You should have a certificate degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Calm Under Pressure: You keep your cool when dealing with highly stressful situations.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.

  • Also known as: Ammonia-Print Operator, Blueprint Blocker, Blueprint Cutter, Blueprint Developer, Blueprint Duplicator, Blueprinter See More

    How to Become a
    Blueprinting Machine Operator

    Most Blueprinting Machine Operators have an Associate's degree or a Certificate. Chart?chd=s:g9daaa&chl=no+college+%2826%25%29|certificate+%2850%25%29|associate%27s+%2824%25%29|||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,26,50
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