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This is skilled work in the operation of photographic laboratory equipment.
Work involves the operation of equipment in producing photographic copies of enlarged or varying sizes and/or of difficult shades for reports and publications. Duties also include developing film and making prints and the operation of standard equipment in preparing prints for use. Work is performed according to established routines, which once learned, require little supervision in process. Work is checked through the acceptance of finished products and the maintenance of adequate production schedules. Work is performed under general supervision.


Operates photographic equipment in preparing photographs or negatives for duplication on offset presses; mixes photographic solutions; develops films; fixes, washes, and dries prints.

Makes art and other slides.

Controls developing times for screens in order to produce a range of shades in one color photograph; operates related desired equipment.

Does pastes ups; strips and opaques negatives; assists in layout preparations.

Performs related work as required.


Graduation from a standard high school or vocational school and considerable experience in photographic laboratory work; or any equivalent combination of training and experience.

Considerable knowledge of the methods, materials, and techniques in the operation of standard photographic equipment.

Considerable knowledge of the methods and techniques in developing and processing film.

Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions.

Ability to use photography related duplicating and binding equipment.

Skill in making reproductions and in the use and care of photographic equipment.



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