BARGAINING UNIT QUALIFICATION STANDARD
(3401-1003) MACHINE OPERATOR
January 15, 2013
Operates one or more light shop machines and performs manual functions
involving repetitive operations on regular production work.
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.
Ability to use hand and power tools, including portable, electric, or
Ability to make skillful and coordinated use of fingers, such as
manually assembling machined parts and other materials.
Ability to comprehend and follow oral instructions expressed in English,
such as job assignments, safety and other training.
Ability to take accurate counts and verify stock shipments.
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 be physically able to perform efficiently the duties of