9474- Photographic and film processors

Canada NOC: 
Job Title: 

Photographic and film processors

Job Description: 

Photographic and film processors process and finish still photographic film and motion picture film. They are employed in film processing laboratories and retail photofinishing establishments.

Main Duties: 

Photographic and film processors perform some or all of the following duties:

Operate equipment to develop negatives and slides, and to print black and white and colour photographs
Operate photographic enlarging equipment to produce prints and enlargements from negatives
Operate equipment to develop motion picture film
Tend automatic equipment in retail establishments to develop colour negatives, prints and slides
Operate equipment to transfer film to video tape
Retouch photographic negatives or original prints to correct defects
Splice film and mount film on reels
Measure and mix chemicals required for processing
Inspect rolls of photographic prints for conformance to specifications; or motion picture film to detect defects in developing and printing.

Employment Requirements: 

Completion of secondary school is usually required.
For employment in film processing laboratories, completion of a college or other specialized photography program
Extensive related experience is required.
For employment as a film printing machine operator in retail outlets, on-the-job training is prov

Additional Inormation: 

There is mobility among occupations within laboratory processing operations.
Progression is possible from automatic machine tenders in retail establishments to laboratory processing occupations.

Classified Elsewhere: 

Film strippers and assemblers and negative retouchers in the printing or graphic arts industry (in 9472 Camera, platemaking and other prepress occupations)
Supervisors of photographic and film processors (in 7303 Supervisors, printing and related occupations)

International Careers(ISCO): 
Source Of Info: 

National Occupation Classification, (2011)

Statistics Canada and Human Resources and Skills Development Canada,

February 2012,

Catalogue no. 12-583-X