Will “Mail Distribution Clerk” be Replaced By Robots? 🤔
79% Chance of Automation
“Mail Distribution Clerk” will probably be replaced by robots.
This job is ranked #430 out of #702. A higher ranking (i.e., a lower number) means the job is less likely to be replaced.
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.
- The SOC (Standard Occupational Classification) code is 43-5053.00
- The Mean Annual Wage in the U.S. is $ 49,710.00
- The Mean Hourly Wage is $ 23.00
- Currently, there are 110,770 people on this job
☝️ Information based on the reference occupation “Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators”.
Also Known As…
- Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators
- Small Package and Bundle Sorter Clerk (SPBS Clerk)
- Parcel Post Distribution Machine Operator (PDPMO)
- Mail Processor
- Mail Processing Clerk
- Mail Handler Equipment Operator
- Mail Handler
- Flat Sorting Machine Clerk (FSM Clerk)
- Distribution Clerk
- Computer Forwarding System Markup Clerk (CFS Markup Clerk)
- Automation Clerk
- ZMT Operator (Zip Mail Translator Operator)
- Sorting Machine Operator
- Postal Transportation Clerk
- Postal Service Mail Processor
- Post Office Markup Clerk
- Operations Label Clerk
- Mailing Section Clerk
- Mail Weigher
- Mail Sorter
- Mail Opener
- Mail Handler Sorter
- Mail Forwarding System Markup Clerk
- Mail Examiner
- Mail Distributor
- Mail Distribution Scheme Examiner
- Letter Sorting Machine Operator (LSM Operator)
- General Expeditor
- Flat Sorter Processor
- File Conversion Operator
- Equipment Operator
- Dead Mail Checker
Tasks for “Mail Distribution Clerk”
- 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.
- Weigh articles to determine required postage.
- Clear jams in sorting equipment.
- Train new workers.
- Open and label mail containers.
- Operate various types of equipment, such as computer scanning equipment, addressographs, mimeographs, optical character readers, and bar-code sorters.
- Dump sacks of mail onto conveyors for culling and sorting.
- Load and unload mail trucks, sometimes lifting containers of mail onto equipment that transports items to sorting stations.
- Sort odd-sized mail by hand, sort mail that other workers have been unable to sort, and segregate items requiring special handling.
- Distribute incoming mail into the correct boxes or pigeonholes.
- Rewrap soiled or broken parcels.
- Accept and check containers of mail from large volume mailers, couriers, and contractors.
- Move containers of mail, using equipment such as forklifts and automated "trains".
- Search directories to find correct addresses for redirected mail.
- Direct items according to established routing schemes, using computer-controlled keyboards or voice-recognition equipment.
- Cancel letter or parcel post stamps by hand.
- Bundle, label, and route sorted mail to designated areas, depending on destinations and according to established procedures and deadlines.
Related Technology & Tools
- Packaging machines
- Barcode sorters
- Mail trucks
- Conveyor belts
- Copy machines
- Automatic airline assignment systems
- Mail canceling machines
- Electric material moving tractors
- Barcode scanners
- Postage marking machines
- General purpose mail containers
- Mail sorting machines
- Delivery point packagers
- Conveyor sorting systems
- Small parcel bundle sorter machines
- Postal automated redirection systems
- Voice recognition equipment
- Multi-position letter sorting machines
- Point of sale workstations
- Compact assignment machines
- Automatic pallet unloaders
- Warehouse forklifts
- Computer data input scanners
- Personal computers
- Hand-pushed carts
- Mail processing machines
- Mail scales
- Optical character readers
- Laser facsimile machines
- Electronic Time Clock ETC
- NCR Advanced Store
- Directory software
- Address Management System AMS
- Barcode reader software
- Multi-line optical character reader OCR software
- Delivery Operations Information System DOIS
- Delivery Routing System DRS
- Time and Attendance Collection System TACS
- Automated Package Processing System APPS