Will “Mail Examiner” be Replaced By Robots? 🤔
79% Chance of Automation
“Mail Examiner” 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 Distributor
- Mail Distribution Scheme Examiner
- Mail Distribution Clerk
- Letter Sorting Machine Operator (LSM Operator)
- General Expeditor
- Flat Sorter Processor
- File Conversion Operator
- Equipment Operator
- Dead Mail Checker
Tasks for “Mail Examiner”
- Rewrap soiled or broken parcels.
- Distribute incoming mail into the correct boxes or pigeonholes.
- Move containers of mail, using equipment such as forklifts and automated "trains".
- Load and unload mail trucks, sometimes lifting containers of mail onto equipment that transports items to sorting stations.
- Train new workers.
- Dump sacks of mail onto conveyors for culling and sorting.
- 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.
- Accept and check containers of mail from large volume mailers, couriers, and contractors.
- Operate various types of equipment, such as computer scanning equipment, addressographs, mimeographs, optical character readers, and bar-code sorters.
- Bundle, label, and route sorted mail to designated areas, depending on destinations and according to established procedures and deadlines.
- Cancel letter or parcel post stamps by hand.
- Search directories to find correct addresses for redirected mail.
- Open and label mail containers.
- Sort odd-sized mail by hand, sort mail that other workers have been unable to sort, and segregate items requiring special handling.
- Weigh articles to determine required postage.
- Direct items according to established routing schemes, using computer-controlled keyboards or voice-recognition equipment.
- Clear jams in sorting equipment.
Related Technology & Tools
- Compact assignment machines
- Electric material moving tractors
- Automatic pallet unloaders
- Delivery point packagers
- General purpose mail containers
- Multi-position letter sorting machines
- Barcode sorters
- Voice recognition equipment
- Mail processing machines
- Mail trucks
- Warehouse forklifts
- Packaging machines
- Optical character readers
- Small parcel bundle sorter machines
- Barcode scanners
- Postage marking machines
- Automatic airline assignment systems
- Mail sorting machines
- Mail scales
- Conveyor belts
- Mail canceling machines
- Personal computers
- Postal automated redirection systems
- Copy machines
- Conveyor sorting systems
- Computer data input scanners
- Hand-pushed carts
- Point of sale workstations
- Laser facsimile machines
- Address Management System AMS
- Electronic Time Clock ETC
- Automated Package Processing System APPS
- Delivery Routing System DRS
- Delivery Operations Information System DOIS
- NCR Advanced Store
- Time and Attendance Collection System TACS
- Directory software
- Barcode reader software
- Multi-line optical character reader OCR software