Computer Operations Supervisor

Supervise and coordinate activities of workers operating computers.
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Salary Range
$29,000 – $77,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Computer Operations Supervisors do?

Supervises and coordinates activities of workers operating computers and peripheral equipment: Assigns staff and schedules work to facilitate production. Directs training or trains workers to operate computer and peripheral equipment. Confers with programmers and operates computer to test new and modified programs. Directs operation of computer to execute program, and observes operation to detect error or failure in progress of program. Reads monitor and enters commands to help computer operators identify and correct errors. Revises input data and program to continue operation of program, using computer terminal. Notifies programming and maintenance personnel if unable to locate and correct cause of processing error or failure. Revises operation schedule to adjust for delays, or notifies scheduling workers of need to adjust schedule. Prepares or reviews production, operating, and down time records and reports. Recommends changes in programs, routines, and quality control standards to improve computer operating efficiency. Consults with supervisor about problems, such as equipment performance, output quality, and maintenance schedule. Coordinates flow of work between shifts to ensure continuity. Performs other duties as described under SUPERVISOR Master Title.

Should I be a Computer Operations Supervisor?

You should have an associate's degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.
  • Ready for a Challenge: You jump into new projects with initiative and drive.
  • Calm Under Pressure: You keep your cool when dealing with highly stressful situations.

  • Also known as: Operations Vice President, Supervisor, Computer Operations

    How to Become a
    Computer Operations Supervisor

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