BARGAINING UNIT QUALIFICATION STANDARD
(3401-1002) MACHINE OPERATOR
August 16, 1999
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
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
Ability to use shop power equipment refers to knowledge of, and
proficiency with, shop machines such as presses, riveting machines, and
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
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.