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  • 1) Tends machine that automatically processes microfilm and examines processed film to ensure that quality of microfiche meets established standards: Loads film into magazine of camera under darkroom conditions, attaches magazine to camera, and splices end of film to leader in machine to facilitate threading film, using splicing tape.

  • 2) Flips switches and turns valves to activate machine components and functions, such as blower, squeegee, water flow into processor, and rate of processing chemical replenishment.

  • 3) Monitors machine warning lights to detect processing malfunctions, such as break in film or leader, and takes action to correct malfunction, using knowledge of machine operation.

  • 4) Records film processing information, such as film type, developing speed, and rate of chemical replenishment to maintain film log.

  • 5) Examines processed film to ensure numerical order and clarity of microfiche, using film winder, light table, and magnifier.

  • 6) Marks defective microfiche section of film and lists identifying number of sections on identification sheet to indicate refilming required.

  • 7) Measures optical density of random film section to ensure standard processing, using densitometer.

  • 8) Places film on cutter, aligns markings on cutter and film, and moves cutting instrument across film to separate individual microfiche sections of film.

  • 9) Discards defective microfiche and places acceptable microfiche in envelope for further processing.

  • 10) Mixes processing chemicals to maintain supply, following specified formula, using mixing machine.

  • 11) Processes sample film and measures density of film to enable MICROFILM-CAMERA OPERATOR to determine exposure settings for new batches of film.




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DOT:   976.385-010

Job Number: 6467