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DEFINITION: A computer operator is theperson responsible for monitoring and controlling computer systemsespecially mainframe computer systems in a company or organization.Responsibilities include troubleshooting software and hardware problems, monitoring batchprocessing, maintaining and improving system performance and onlineavailability, maintaining all system and application documentation, andassisting personnel  … 
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TECHNICAL SUPPORT STAFF DEFINITION (continued): …  with computer problems. Other responsibilities depend on theemployer but might include system backups, maintaining computer room equipmentincluding printers and tape storage devices, and providingcustomer support.A computer operator may often be asked to know or learn the main computers' operating systems, such as IBM's OS/390 and its Job Entry Subsystem (JES), local area network operation, and applications used by anemployer. A high school diploma is usually required. Most employers also require formaltechnical training or one to three years' experience. A computer operator musteffectively interact … 
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