Mail Clerks & Mail Machine Operators


Prepare incoming and outgoing mail for distribution. Use hand or mail handling machines to time stamp, open, read, sort, and route incoming mail; and address, seal, stamp, fold, stuff, and affix postage to outgoing mail or packages. Duties may also include keeping necessary records and completed forms.
Also called: Mail Clerk, Mail Handler, Mail Machine Operator, Postal Clerk

Knowledge:

    Business
  • customer service
    Arts and Humanities
  • English language

Skills:

    Basic Skills
  • keeping track of how well people and/or groups are doing in order to make improvements
  • reading work related information
    People and Technology Systems
  • thinking about the pros and cons of different options and picking the best one

Abilites:

    Hand and Finger Use
  • hold or move items with your hands
  • put together small parts with your fingers
    Verbal
  • listen and understand what people say
  • read and understand what is written

Personality:

Description: People interested in this work like activities that include data, detail, and regular routines.
    They do well at jobs that need
  • Integrity
  • Self Control
  • Dependability
  • Attention to Detail
  • Cooperation
  • Stress Tolerance

Technology:

    Electronic mail software
  • Email software
  • Microsoft Outlook
    Data base user interface and query software
  • Microsoft Access
  • Recordkeeping software
    Spreadsheet software
  • Microsoft Excel

Education:

    high school diploma/GED
    no high school diploma/GED
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