Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators

Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators

Prepare incoming and outgoing mail for distribution. Examine, sort, and route mail. Load, operate, and occasionally adjust and repair mail processing, sorting, and canceling machinery. Keep records of shipments, pouches, and sacks; and other duties related to mail handling within the postal service.

Key Competencies * Integrity * Attention to Detail * Dependability * Cooperation * Self Control * Stress Tolerance * Independence * Adaptability/Flexibility * Achievement/Effort * Initiative

Representative Tasks * Clear jams in sorting equipment. * Operate various types of equipment, such as computer scanning equipment, addressographs, mimeographs, optical character readers, and bar-code sorters. * Check items to ensure that addresses are legible and correct, that sufficient postage has been paid or the appropriate documentation is attached, and that items are in a suitable condition for processing.



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