Provides data by operating a computer. Determines sequence of operations by studying production schedule. ... Starts operations by entering commands. Maintains operations by monitoring error and stoppage messages, observing peripheral equipment, and making adjustments in the process. The key skills that a computer operator will need are time management, operation and control, critical thinking, complex problem solving, active listening, monitoring, reading comprehension, and operation monitoring.
Oversee maintenance and operation of computer hardware systems. Control console of mainframe digital computer or set of minicomputers. Perform maintenance tasks such as checking for viruses, backing up tape, upgrading software, and other basic maintenance.