Robotics Transfer Operator


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Using a practical knowledge of a wide range of technical methods, principles and practices, the employee independently maintains and operates a highly specialized videotape robotic system designed to make high throughput digitized files from videotapes with minimal guidance. Received video materials may not be in a standard format, may be damaged and require knowledge of a wide range of technical methods, principles or practices to determine whether the material needs special processing and handling. Plans work and evaluates options and makes critical determinations affecting the processing of materials, such as determining the different material formats, condition of tapes, lengths of the material, and the time it will take to copy. Gathers the necessary tapes from vaults, acclimatizes, inspects and prepares the tapes for transfer. Loads the prepared tapes into the robotic transport in the most efficient manner to fully utilize the system’s resources with minimal guidance. Uses proper collections handling techniques and returns the videotapes to the correct location for further storage or disposal. Analyzes information gathered from troubleshooting problems, reviews several alternatives and determine the course of action that needs to be taken to solve the problem. Develops and modifies operation and maintenance schedules and procedures. Performs preventative maintenance functions, carries out difficult and complex assignments and resolves complicated problems. Proactively retrieves and loads tapes into the LTO robot and executes command line scripts to initiate transfers from the LTO tape robot. Ensures that the files ingest correctly and if a file fails to ingest independently takes appropriate action to address the problem. Reports workflow problems to the data manager and assists in taking corrective steps. Independently coordinates and assists in providing detailed logistical support for assigned reproduction activities as they relate to ingest of files from video cassette-based, DVD and LTO data tape media. Works closely with and makes recommendations to the Video Laboratory Supervisor and the Operations Manager to ensure that workflow targets are fully met. Applicants must have had progressively responsible experience and training sufficient in scope and quality to furnish them with an acceptable level of the following knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the duties of the position without more than normal supervision. Ability to plan, manage and accomplish video preservation work.** Ability to maintain and operate highly specialized videotape robotic systems.** Ability to interact collaboratively with others exercising judgment and discretion in order to provide consultation and liaison services. Ability to analyze issues and problems and develop solutions. Ability to communicate effectively other than in writing.Department:1001 General Arts And InformationSalary Range:$57,510 to $74,759 per year

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