3511-Computer Systems Operators

Job Title: 

Computer Systems Operators

Job Description: 

Computer systems operators support the day-to-day processing, operation and monitoring of information and communications technology systems, including local and wide area networks (LANs and WANs), and hardware, software and related computer equipment to ensure optimal performance and identify any problems.


Tasks include:

  • operating and controlling peripheral and related computer equipment
  • entering commands, using computer terminal, and activating controls on computer and peripheral equipment to integrate and operate equipment
  • monitoring systems for equipment failure or errors in performance
  • notifying supervisor or maintenance technicians of equipment malfunctions
  • responding to programme error messages by finding and correcting problems, escalating the problem to other staff or terminating the programme
  • reading job set-up instructions to determine equipment to be used, order of use, material such as disks and paper to be loaded, and control settings
  • retrieving, separating and sorting programme output as needed, and sending data to specified users
  • loading peripheral equipment, such as printers, with selected materials for operating runs, or oversee
  • loading of peripheral equipment by peripheral equipment operators
Additional Notes: 

This unit group includes

Electronic computer operator (mainframe)
Computer operator
Electronic data processing supervisor

This unit group excludes

Computer technician (3512)

Specific Occupations: 

Computer systems operator

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Source Of Info: 

Source: SINGAPORE STANDARD OCCUPATIONAL CLASSIFICATION 2015, Department of Statistics, Ministry of Trade & Industry, Republic of Singapore