Film Laboratory Technician II

Perform the tasks to process motion picture films.
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Salary Range
$17,000 – $37,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Film Laboratory Technician IIs do?

Performs one or combination of following tasks to process motion picture film: Tends machine that automatically develops exposed film. Tends machine that dries film. Rewinds film by hand or tends machine that automatically inspects, cleans, counts footage, and rewinds reels of film. Numbers film by hand or tends machine that numbers film for identification purposes. Tends machine that brushes wax on splices to strengthen film at junctures and applies wax to sprocket holes of film to facilitate passage through projector. Removes damaged film sections or repairs defective sections, using handtools. May be designated according to specialty as Developing-Machine Tender; Drying-Machine Tender; Film Numberer; Rewinder; Waxer Tender.


Should I be a Film Laboratory Technician II?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.

  • Also known as: Waxer Tender

    How to Become a
    Film Laboratory Technician II

    Film Laboratory Technician IIs generally graduate from high school and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate’s degree to increase your chances of finding a good job. Check out these schools offering Film Laboratory Technician II-related education!
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