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MAINTENANCE MECHANIC MPE
OCCUPATION CODE: 5350-0001
JOB LEVEL: P7-09
FUNCTIONAL PURPOSE

    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
         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.

SUPERVISION

    Supervisor or manager of unit to which assigned.

SELECTION METHOD


BARGAINING UNIT

    BLDG/EQUIP MAINT

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

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