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