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    Photographers, Scientific

    Operate photographic processing machines, such as photographic printing machines, film developing machines, and mounting presses.

    Measure and mix chemicals to prepare solutions for processing, according to formulas. Monitor equipment operation to detect malfunctions. Place film in labeled containers, or number film for identification, by hand or by using numbering machines. Read work orders and examine negatives and film in order to determine machine settings and processing requirements. Remove completed work from equipment. Set and adjust machine controls, according to specifications, type of operation, and material requirements. Sort film to be developed according to criteria such as film type or completion date. Start and operate machines to prepare circuit boards and to expose, develop, etch, fix, wash, dry, and print film or plates. Clean and maintain photoprocessing equipment, using cleaning and rinsing solutions and ultrasonic equipment. Maintain records such as quantities and types of processing completed, rate of materials usage, and customer charges. Operate special equipment to perform tasks such as transferring film to videotape or producing photographic enlargements. Retouch photographic negatives or original prints to correct defects. Fill tanks of processing machines with solutions such as developer , dyes, stop-baths, fixers, bleaches, and washes. Insert processed negatives and prints into envelopes so that they can be returned to customers. Inspect film or circuit patterns on photographic plates to locate any defects; discard defective products or repair them, using cleaning solutions and hand tools. Load circuit boards, racks or rolls of film, negatives, and/or printing paper into processing or printing machines. Splice broken or separated film, and mount film on reels.

    Production and Processing -- Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods. Mechanical -- Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance. Chemistry -- Knowledge of the chemical composition, structure, and properties of substances and of the chemical processes and transformations that they undergo. This includes uses of chemicals and their interactions, danger signs, production techniques, and disposal methods.

    Operation and Control -- Controlling operations of equipment or systems. Reading Comprehension -- Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents. Mathematics -- Using mathematics to solve problems. Quality Control Analysis -- Conducting tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance. Operation Monitoring -- Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.

    Near Vision -- The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer). Control Precision -- The ability to quickly and repeatedly adjust the controls of a machine or a vehicle to exact positions. Manual Dexterity -- The ability to quickly move your hand, your hand together with your arm, or your two hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble objects. Information Ordering -- The ability to arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules (e.g., patterns of numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations). Problem Sensitivity -- The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem. Visual Color Discrimination -- The ability to match or detect differences between colors, including shades of color and brightness. Arm-Hand Steadiness -- The ability to keep your hand and arm steady while moving your arm or while holding your arm and hand in one position. Perceptual Speed -- The ability to quickly and accurately compare similarities and differences among sets of letters, numbers, objects, pictures, or patterns. The things to be compared may be presented at the same time or one after the other. This ability also includes comparing a presented object with a remembered object.

    Controlling Machines and Processes -- Using either control mechanisms or direct physical activity to operate machines or processes (not including computers or vehicles). Handling and Moving Objects -- Using hands and arms in handling, installing, positioning, and moving materials, and manipulating things. Monitor Processes, Materials, or Surroundings -- Monitoring and reviewing information from materials, events, or the environment, to detect or assess problems. Inspecting Equipment, Structures, or Material -- Inspecting equipment, structures, or materials to identify the cause of errors or other problems or defects. Getting Information -- Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources. Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events -- Identifying information by categorizing, estimating, recognizing differences or similarities, and detecting changes in circumstances or events.