Teletype Operator

The tasks a Teleprinter Operator is expected to perform include:

Transmitting and receiving telegraphic messages to and from outside station by operating teleprinter or teletype machine (electrically operated machine having typewriter key-board for transmission and type-printing for receiving)

Adjusting roll of paper on machine for typing

Starting machine and connecting places for receiving or transmitting messages

Knowledge of receiving messages, reporting or news items to be transmitted and placing them on holding device of machine

Proficient in typing messages to be transmitted by operating key board of Teleprinter Machine with fingers

Adept at observing machine typing automatically in- coming messages on paper to detect mistakes, if any, and to tear off paper when message is complete

Well-versed in rectifying mistakes from transmitting and by getting confirmation

Knowledge of tearing off typed paper from machine, sorting them out and sending them for delivery

Proficient in maintaining record of time of receipt of messages, break-downs, repairs and number of messages received etc.

Knowledge of cleaning and oiling machine

Follow instructions

Good observation skills


Ability to focus for long hours

Hardworking and persistent

Computer skills

English vocabulary skills

It needs one to be on their toes

Need not handle a team

Travelling is not a part of this job

Part-time work and contractual jobs are available in some cities

Work from home option is not available

Working hours
Working hours are 10/12 hours everyday for 5/6 days a week. This may vary from company to company

Shift system maybe available

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?
This job is suitable for candidates with One Arm (OA), One Leg (OL), Both Leg (BL), One Arm and One Leg (OAL), Blind (B) and Low Vision (LV)

The job is considered to be mildly hazardous or dangerous

Health hazards include exposure to printing inks, cutters, etc.

Occupational hazards include musculoskeletal disorders, repetitious motion of arms, cuts, etc.

For freshers - INR 5,200 to INR 10,200 per month

For candidates with 3-5 years of experience or more - INR 10,200 to INR 20,200 per month

(*This figure are indicative and subject to change)

Current and Future Trends of the Printing Sector in India

The Indian Printing Industry, growing at a rate of 12% per annum, comprises more than 250,000 big, small and medium printers. The current annual turnover of the industry is more than 50,000 crores (USD 11 Billion).

The industry has undergone a revolutionary change in the last 15 years. In 1990, India initiated a process of reforms aimed at shedding protectionism and embracing liberalization of the economy. Privatization was initiated with the aim of integrating the Indian economy with the world economy. This change opened the doors for the Indian Print Industry to modernize, by investing in the latest of technology and machinery.

In recent years, the printing industry in India has seen record levels of growth, owing to liberalized regimes, globalization and progress in automation. The industry has grown leaps and bounds due to the latest technology and machinery, quality standards and production capacities.

The printing industry in India is slowly progressing from the heavy machinery using industry to a more software-centric business. The Indian printers are today equipped with the latest computer controlled printing machines and flow lines for binding, while state-of-the-art digital technologies are used in pre-press. UV digital printing and inkjet technology are also on the rise in India. The advent of global brands, rising consumerism and growth of the pharmaceutical industry have seen an increase in the scope for package printing. Giving an optimistic outlook of the industry, the package printing sector is growing at the annual rate of 17 percent, commercial printing at a rate of 10-12 percent and digital printing at robust 30 percent.

The digital printing industry is seeing significant transformations with new technologies & applications providing cost-effective and customized solutions. For the foreseeable future, offset and digital will not only co-exist, but will also complement each other- with offset taking the medium-to-longer jobs and digital performing on short-to-medium run lengths. The booming Indian economy, increasing consumerism, entry of global brands in the country and opening of the sector to foreign investors are bound to offer growth opportunities to the industry.

Government offices across India

Printing solution providers across India

Town and cities across India