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