Mail Clerks & Mail Machine Operators
Also called: Mail Clerk, Mail Handler, Mail Machine Operator, Postal Clerk
What they do:Prepare incoming and outgoing mail for distribution. Use hand or mail handling machines to time stamp, open, read, sort, and route incoming mail; and address, seal, stamp, fold, stuff, and affix postage to outgoing mail or packages. Duties may also include keeping necessary records and completed forms.
On the job, you would:
- Wrap packages or bundles by hand, or by using tying machines.
- Verify that items are addressed correctly, marked with the proper postage, and in suitable condition for processing.
- Remove containers of sorted mail or parcels and transfer them to designated areas according to established procedures.
- customer service
Arts and Humanities
- English language
- keeping track of how well people and/or groups are doing in order to make improvements
- reading work related information
People and Technology Systems
- thinking about the pros and cons of different options and picking the best one
Hand and Finger Use
- hold or move items with your hands
- put together small parts with your fingers
- listen and understand what people say
- read and understand what is written
People interested in this work like activities that include data, detail, and regular routines.
They do well at jobs that need:
- Self Control
- Attention to Detail
- Stress Tolerance
You might use software like this on the job:
Electronic mail software
Data base user interface and query software
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