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SACK SORTING MACHINE OPR
OCCUPATION CODE: 2315-70XX
JOB LEVEL: P7-07
BARGAINING UNIT QUALIFICATION STANDARD
2310F
(2315-70XX) SACK SORTING MACHINE OPERATOR



DOCUMENT DATE:
MARCH 9, 2010

FUNCTION:
Makes separations of sacks of mail on an electro-mechanical sack sorting machine by operation of a keyboard applying machine codes to accomplish distribution by established schemes requiring schemes examination. Must be able to demonstrate and maintain machine distribution at an average 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 above.

REQUIREMENTS:
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.

EXAMINATION REQUIREMENTS:
Applicants must successfully complete Postal Service Test 473, which includes the following measures of job-related knowledge, skills, and

abilities:
A. Address Checking B. Forms Completion C. Coding & Memory D. Personal Characteristics and Experience Inventory

TRAINING REQUIREMENTS:
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 sacks to accomplish distribution by established schemes requiring schemes examination at an average of at least ten sacks per minute.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
Applicant must be physically able to perform efficiently the duties of the position.

ADDITIONAL PROVISIONS:
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.

  Occ Code: 2315-70XX

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