Position Description
Qualification Standard
List of Positions U.S.Postal Service

Performs involved trouble-shooting and complex maintenance work throughout the system of mail processing equipment; performs preventive maintenance inspections of mail processing equipment, building and building equipment.

1.   Performs the more difficult testing, diagnosis, maintenance, adjustment and revision work, requiring a thorough knowledge of the mechanical, electrical and electronic, pneumatic, or hydraulic control and operating mechanisms of the equipment. For example, performs trouble shooting and repair of complex interlocking and supervisory group control panels, keying circuits, memory storage circuits, readout and feedback circuits, and associated mechanical and electrical components throughout the installation; locates and corrects malfunctions in scanning, triggering and other electromechnical and electronic circuits.
2.   Observes the various components of the system in operation and applies appropriate testing methods and procedures to insure continued proper functioning.
3.   Locates the source of and rectifies trouble in involved or questionable cases, or in emergency situations where expert attention is required to locate and correct the defect quickly to avoid or minimize interruptions to mail processing activities.
4.   Installs or alters equipment and circuits as directed.
5.   Reports the circumstances surrounding equipment failures, and recommends measures for their correction.
6.   Performs preventive maintenance inspections for the purpose of discovering incipient mechanical malfunctions and for the purpose of reviewing the standard of maintenance. Initiates work orders requesting corrective actions for below standard conditions; assists in the estimating of time and materials required. Recommends changes in preventive maintenance procedures and practices to provide the proper level of maintenance; assists in the revision of preventive maintenance checklists and the frequency of performing preventive maintenance routes. In instances of serious equipment failures conducts investigation to determine the cause of the breakdown and to recommend remedial action to prevent recurrence.
7.   Uses necessary hand and power tools, gauging devices, and both electrical and electronic test equipment.
8.   Reads schematics, blue prints, wiring diagrams and specifications in locating and correcting potential or existing malfunctions and failures.
9.   Observes established safety practices and requirements pertaining to the type of work involved; recommends additional safety measures as required.
10.   In addition, may oversee the work of lower level maintenance employees, advising and instructing them in proper work methods, and checking for adherence to instructions; or make in process and final operational checks and tests of work completed by lower level maintenance employees.

Supervisor or manager of unit to which assigned.



Doc Date: 11/16/2002 Occ Code: 5350-0001