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Film Machine Operator Salary
in British Columbia, Canada

$35,715 (CAD)

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Salary Recap

The average pay for a Film Machine Operator is $35,715 a year and $17 an hour in British Columbia, Canada. The average salary range for a Film Machine Operator is between $27,505 and $42,402. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in British Columbia, Canada.

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Job Summary

  • Tends machine that develops sheets, strips, or continuous roll of film preparatory to printing: pulls film through trapdoor into darkroom.
  • Strips paper backing from film and attaches identifying label.
  • Feels edges of film to detect tears and repairs film, using stapler.
  • Reads work order or feels film for size or notches to determine type of process and developing time required.
  • Positions racks of film on machine chain links according to developing time required or threads leader of continuous roll through machine preparatory to processing.
  • Activates machine that automatically transports film through series of chemical baths to develop, fix, harden, bleach, and wash film.
  • Listens for sounds that indicate machine malfunctioning and notifies supervisor or maintenance personnel when repairs are needed.
  • May run test strip through machine for inspection by supervisor and add chemicals to or adjust machine as directed.
  • May tend equipment that develops, fixes image, and dries x-ray plates and be designated x-ray-developing-machine operator.

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2023:
5 Year Change:
16 %


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