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City of Torrance
Class Code: 1112

Class Designation: Civil Service

September 1990

Representation Unit: Torrance City Employees Assoc.


Reprographic Equipment Operator


Under supervision, to operate and perform routine cleaning or maintenance on high speed programmable electrostatic photocopying and related bindery equipment used in the reproduction and binding of forms, correspondence, reports and other materials in the centralized reprographic section/unit of the City; and to do related work as required.

Distinguishing Characteristics

Distinguished from Typist Clerk and other clerical classes in that typing, filing and other related clerical functions are not the primary work assignment. An incumbent's primary work assignment consists of operating a high speed electrostatic photocopy machine and related bindery equipment. Distinguished from Duplicating Equipment Operator in that an incumbent does not operate offset printing equipment as the primary work assignment.

Examples Of Duties

  • Operates high speed programmable electrostatic photocopy equipment to reproduce various documents according to specific requirements which may include: paper size, composition, color, or reduction of oversize originals to specified dimensions;
  • operates a variety of equipment used to bind, hole punch, staple or cut reproduced materials in accordance with written requests; operates paper collating, folding, letter inserting and stamping equipment to prepare such items as water bills, licenses or a variety of other documents for mailing;
  • places replacement office supply stock on proper shelves according to stock number;
  • verifies the amount indicated on invoices are received and assists other City employees in filling their office material supply requests.
  • Minimum Qualifications Guidelines

    Ability to:
  • Operate programmable reprographic equipment;
  • Perform simple routine maintenance on a variety of mechanical equipment used in conjunction with reprographic and related duties.
  • Understand and carry out oral and written instructions of average complexity;
  • Make simple mathematical calculations involving addition, subtraction, multiplication and division;
  • Learn and follow stockroom procedures.
  • License

    A valid Class C Driver's License.


    One year of experience with programmable electrostatic copiers and commercial bindery equipment. Knowledge of stockroom and inventory procedures preferred.


    No specific minimum.