BARGAINING UNIT QUALIFICATION STANDARD
(2340-45XX) MAIL PROCESSING MACHINE OPERATOR
DOCUMENT DATE: November 30, 1987
Responsible for operation of mail processing machine(s) such as facer-
canceler and related equipment. Notes source of trouble in the equipment
when erratic operation or failures occur during production periods;
makes on-the-spot adjustments and parts replacements, and takes other
similar measures of a routine nature to promptly put the equipment back
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.
B-1. Ability to use common hand tools, such as screwdrivers, open end
wrenches, and pliers.
B-9. Safety in performance of duties common to the position.
B-53. Ability to work with others.
Applicants must be physically able to perform efficiently the duties of
the position. Vision of 20/40 (Snellen) in one eye and ability to read
without strain printed material the size of typewritten characters are
required. Corrective lenses are permitted. Ability to distinguish basic
colors and shades is desirable. Ability to hear the conversational voice
is required; hearing aids are permitted.
Applicants must satisfactorily complete a Headquarters' approved course
of instruction, provided by a senior maintenance mechanic and including
actual "on the equipment" troubleshooting problems.