Monotype Keyboard Operator

Operate machines to perforate paper tapes used to control casting types.
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Salary Range
$22,000 – $57,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Monotype Keyboard Operators do?

Operates machine to perforate paper tape used to control casting type: Clips copy containing instructions to copyholder. Selects and installs bank of keys to make specified size and style of type. Sets and locks scale for indicating spacing of words in line, adjusts line-length indicator, and installs roll of paper strip, threading end of strip through machine. Admits compressed air to machine. Tears strip loose from supply roll, attaches type-casting instructions to reel, and forwards reel for casting type.

Should I be a Monotype Keyboard Operator?

You should have a certificate degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Flexible: You're open to change and think variety is the spice of life.
  • Calm Under Pressure: You keep your cool when dealing with highly stressful situations.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.

  • Also known as: Keyboard Operator, Monotype Operator, Monotyper, Monotypist

    How to Become a
    Monotype Keyboard Operator

    Most Monotype Keyboard 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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