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