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MACHINE OPERATOR (MES)
OCCUPATION CODE: 3401-1002
JOB LEVEL: C7-05
BARGAINING UNIT QUALIFICATION STANDARD
3401a
(3401-1002) MACHINE OPERATOR



DOCUMENT DATE:
August 16, 1999

FUNCTION:
Operates one of more shop machines on regular production work involving either unusual coordination or items which must be held to close tolerances, in the production of mail sacks, pouches, and locks; makes certain routine adjustments to the machines used in this process.

DESCRIPTION OF WORK:
See the Standard Position Descriptions for the Occupation Codes 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. Knowledge of heavy duty, high-speed sewing machines or other similar industrial equipment. Ability to use shop power equipment refers to knowledge of, and proficiency with, shop machines such as presses, riveting machines, and grinders. Ability to make skillful and coordinated use of fingers, such as manually assembling machined parts and other materials. Ability to inspect finished items to insure that they meet acceptable tolerances.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
Applicants must be physically able to perform efficiently the duties of this positon which require arduous exertion involving prolonged standing, walking, and reaching. This position may involve lifting in excess of 45 pounds.

  Occ Code: 3401-1002

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