Scanner operators are responsible for operating and maintaining scanner equipment for their organization. They are in charge of setting up scanners and making sure all hardware works correctly before use. In addition, they interact with other operators and team members, troubleshoot scanner equipment, read scanner codes, and interact with the scanner to verify software versions and update scanner applications.
Scanner operators must know how to operate the scanning equipment and associated software. One of their main responsibilities is to run scanner calibration checks on a regular basis, and they also clean scanner equipment after each use to prevent equipment malfunction. They are responsible for performing research duties and analyzing data they scan. Scanner operators also verify all scanned information goes to the correct department. The scanner operator's schedule may vary depending on their employer's needs, and these professionals generally work in a warehouse or production environment. In all tasks, they must follow strict standard operating procedures to prevent work issues.
A high school diploma or equivalent is necessary for this position. In addition, previous experience in a scanner operator capacity is generally required or preferred. Industry certifications may be beneficial. Scanner operators must pay close attention to detail, have excellent communication skills, work well in a team environment, and work well on their own with minimal supervision. In addition, they should be organized individuals that can multitask efficiently on a variety of projects. Scanner operators also need to be able to work in a fast-paced environment to reach deadlines, as well as have excellent data-entry skills.
Scanner Operator Tasks
Monitor and maintain equipment, correcting problems and calibrating when required.
Quality check all scanned documents, correcting malfunctions and processing to ensure a legible, usable digital file is created.
Organize documents and files, preparing and scanning all files not in the computer system.
Collect, answer, and distribute mail to correct departments.