Chief Recordist

Manage workers engaged in servicing and operating recording machines.
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Quick Stats


Salary Range
$32,000 – $86,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Chief Recordists do?

Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in servicing and operating recording machines, power supply units, and allied equipment: Assigns workers to test and repair defective equipment. Reads production schedule to ascertain recording machines to be used and informs workers. Places sound film sections under microscope of densitometer and records densitometer readings on test forms to determine density of film. Examines film under microscope to determine width of noise reduction line on film, and records readings. Reads instructions to determine amount of current to be used on exposure lamp of each film recording machine, and what adjustments are necessary. Performs other duties as described under SUPERVISOR Master Title.


Should I be a Chief Recordist?

You should have a certificate degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.

  • Also known as: Chief, Relay Tester, Recordist, Chief

    How to become a Chief Recordist

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