Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators
- Direct items according to established routing schemes, using computer controlled keyboards or voice recognition equipment.
- Bundle, label, and route sorted mail to designated areas depending on destinations and according to established procedures and deadlines.
- Serve the public at counters or windows, such as by selling stamps and weighing parcels.
- Supervise other mail sorters.
- Train new workers.
- Distribute incoming mail into the correct boxes or pigeonholes.
- Operate various types of equipment, such as computer scanning equipment, addressographs, mimeographs, optical character readers, and bar-code sorters.
- Search directories to find correct addresses for redirected mail.
- Clear jams in sorting equipment.
- 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.
- Rewrap soiled or broken parcels.
The data sources for the information displayed here include: O*NET™ 16.0; US Department of Labor (BLS); Virginia Workforce Connection.
Projections Quick View:
Less than a High School Diploma
Two: Some Preparation Needed
Moderately High ($36,000 - $49,999)