Will “Postal Service Mail Processor” be Replaced By Robots? 🤔
79% Chance of Automation
“Postal Service Mail Processor” will probably be replaced by robots.
This job is ranked #430 out of #702, where higher means 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
- 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
- Mail Distribution Clerk
- Letter Sorting Machine Operator (LSM Operator)
- General Expeditor
- Flat Sorter Processor
- File Conversion Operator
- Equipment Operator
- Dead Mail Checker
Tasks for “Postal Service Mail Processor”
- Load and unload mail trucks, sometimes lifting containers of mail onto equipment that transports items to sorting stations.
- Cancel letter or parcel post stamps by hand.
- 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.
- Move containers of mail, using equipment such as forklifts and automated "trains".
- Clear jams in sorting equipment.
- Weigh articles to determine required postage.
- 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.
- Rewrap soiled or broken parcels.
- Operate various types of equipment, such as computer scanning equipment, addressographs, mimeographs, optical character readers, and bar-code sorters.
- Direct items according to established routing schemes, using computer-controlled keyboards or voice-recognition equipment.
- 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.
- Distribute incoming mail into the correct boxes or pigeonholes.
- Dump sacks of mail onto conveyors for culling and sorting.
- Open and label mail containers.
- Train new workers.
Related Technology & Tools
- Mail trucks
- Delivery point packagers
- Laser facsimile machines
- Mail canceling machines
- Compact assignment machines
- General purpose mail containers
- Optical character readers
- Multi-position letter sorting machines
- Voice recognition equipment
- Mail scales
- Mail processing machines
- Conveyor belts
- Conveyor sorting systems
- Point of sale workstations
- Automatic pallet unloaders
- Warehouse forklifts
- Hand-pushed carts
- Personal computers
- Packaging machines
- Barcode scanners
- Mail sorting machines
- Postage marking machines
- Small parcel bundle sorter machines
- Postal automated redirection systems
- Automatic airline assignment systems
- Copy machines
- Computer data input scanners
- Electric material moving tractors
- Barcode sorters
- Address Management System AMS
- Barcode reader software
- Time and Attendance Collection System TACS
- Delivery Routing System DRS
- Delivery Operations Information System DOIS
- Automated Package Processing System APPS
- Multi-line optical character reader OCR software
- Electronic Time Clock ETC
- NCR Advanced Store
- Directory software