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.

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About the Job

Indiana Average Salary $47,110.00
Average Time to Fill 0 days
Typical Education High school equivalency
Typical Experience None
10 Year Projected Openings (2021-2031) 1,404
10 Year Expected Percentage Change (2021-2031) -10.55 %

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Skills Profile

Essential (Soft) Skills

Essential Skills to Employers

Attention to Detail
Work Ethic
Following Directions
Customer Service
Resource Allocation
Technology and Tool Usage
Information Gathering
Oral Communication
Numerical and Arithmetic Application

Top Job Duties and Responsibilities

Performing General Physical Activities

Unload materials or equipment
Load materials or equipment
Load/Unload containers, materials, or products
Stack containers, materials, or products
Carry equipment, luggage, or cases

Controlling Machines and Processes

Process mail through postage machines or systems
Prepare outgoing mail
Operate digital scanner

Estimating the Quantifiable Characteristics of Products, Events, or Information

Weigh office, administrative, or clerical products or materials
Weigh parcels to determine shipping costs
Measure items or parcels

Performing Administrative Activities

Deliver items such as mail, messages, records, or files
Route mail to correct destinations
Perform administrative or clerical duties such as typing, accepting orders, or sorting mail

Evaluating Information to Determine Compliance with Standards

Receive shipments
Verify shipping documentation

Documenting/Recording Information

Maintain public records, reports, or files
Maintain equipment service records

Training and Teaching Others

Train office, administrative, or clerical personnel
Train others in the use of office, administrative, or clerical equipment

Performing for or Working Directly with the Public

Sell services
Provide public, community, or government services related customer service

Processing Information

Calculate monetary exchange
Count products or materials
Sort mail letters or packages by hand

Equal Opportunity is the Law. (La Igualdad De Oportunidad Es La Ley.)
Equal Opportunity Employer/Program Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.