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.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
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
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
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
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.