BARGAINING UNIT QUALIFICATION STANDARD
(2315-0032) SACK SORTING MACHINE OPERATOR
DOCUMENT DATE: MARCH 9, 2010
Operates a keyboard control unit on an electro-mechanical sorting
machine to sort outgoing sacks of nonpreferential mail, making
separations to ZIP Code, directs, and alphabetical and geographical
groupings. Must be able to demonstrate
and maintain machine distribution at an average rate of at least ten
sacks per minute with an accuracy rate of 98 percent.
DESCRIPTION OF WORK:
See the Standard Position Description for the Occupation Code given
This section is composed of Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSAs)
which are required to satisfactorily perform the tasks of the position.
Applicants must demonstrate that they possess a sufficient level of each
KSA, to include at least minimum competency for senior-qualified
positions to enable them to perform these tasks satisfactorily.
Applicants demonstrate these levels by describing examples of
experience, education, or training, any of which may be non-postal.
Ratings are based on the demonstration of the level of possession of
each of the KSAs. Failure to demonstrate any KSA is disqualifying.
1. Ability to work without immediate supervision.
2. Safety in performance of duties common to the position.
3. Ability to work with others.
Applicants must successfully complete Postal Service Test 473, which
includes the following measures of job-related knowledge, skills, and
A. Address Checking
B. Forms Completion
C. Coding & Memory
D. Personal Characteristics and Experience Inventory
Applicants must demonstrate the ability to key with at least 98 percent
accuracy on the type of machine, the method of distribution or
separation, and at the minimum rate of distribution or separation
appropriate to the position. Must be able to sort outgoing sacks of
nonpreferential mail, making separations by ZIP Code, directs, and
alphabetical and geographical groupings at an average rate of at least
ten sacks per minute.
Applicants must be physically able to efficiently perform the duties of
the position, which require arduous exertion involving prolonged
standing, walking, bending, and reaching, and may involve the handling
of heavy containers of mail and parcels weighing up to 70 pounds.
Sack Sorting Machine Operators must work their assigned tour and days of
work often within an industrial plant environment. Sack Sorting Machine
Operators must follow Postal Service policies and procedures for
personal conduct at work, including adhering to rules and regulations.