Operator (profession)

An operator is a professional designation used in various industries, including broadcasting (in television and radio), computing, power generation and transmission, customer service, physics, and construction. Operators are day-to-day end users of systems, that may or may not be mission-critical, but are typically managed and maintained by technicians or engineers. They might also work on a 24-hour rotating shift schedule.

Avenue of Stars boom operator
Statue of a boom operator on the Avenue of Stars in Hong Kong.

Types of operators



Hg winch operator

Operator of a stationary winch, launching a hang glider.

Telegraphone with operator

Telegraphone with operator


  1. ^ Society of Broadcast Engineers

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