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