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. 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
- 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”
- Accept and check containers of mail from large volume mailers, couriers, and contractors.
- 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.
- Train new workers.
- Operate various types of equipment, such as computer scanning equipment, addressographs, mimeographs, optical character readers, and bar-code sorters.
- Distribute incoming mail into the correct boxes or pigeonholes.
- Load and unload mail trucks, sometimes lifting containers of mail onto equipment that transports items to sorting stations.
- Rewrap soiled or broken parcels.
- Bundle, label, and route sorted mail to designated areas, depending on destinations and according to established procedures and deadlines.
- Dump sacks of mail onto conveyors for culling and sorting.
- 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.
- 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.
- Search directories to find correct addresses for redirected mail.
- Move containers of mail, using equipment such as forklifts and automated "trains".
Related Technology & Tools
- Mail canceling machines
- Automatic airline assignment systems
- Automatic pallet unloaders
- Copy machines
- Laser facsimile machines
- Hand-pushed carts
- Mail scales
- Barcode scanners
- Postal automated redirection systems
- Multi-position letter sorting machines
- Mail processing machines
- Compact assignment machines
- Postage marking machines
- Conveyor belts
- Optical character readers
- General purpose mail containers
- Packaging machines
- Mail trucks
- Small parcel bundle sorter machines
- Personal computers
- Warehouse forklifts
- Mail sorting machines
- Delivery point packagers
- Voice recognition equipment
- Point of sale workstations
- Computer data input scanners
- Conveyor sorting systems
- Barcode sorters
- Electric material moving tractors
- Multi-line optical character reader OCR software
- Address Management System AMS
- NCR Advanced Store
- Electronic Time Clock ETC
- Barcode reader software
- Delivery Operations Information System DOIS
- Automated Package Processing System APPS
- Time and Attendance Collection System TACS
- Directory software
- Delivery Routing System DRS