BARGAINING UNIT QUALIFICATION STANDARD
(4401-06XX) LABEL PRINTING TECHNICIAN
DRAFT DOCUMENT DATE: April 21, 2008
Produces case labels, scheme cards, rack headers, label and facing slips
used by post offices, and other postal installations in the distribution
and dispatch of mail; makes frequent changes in stencil sets; operates
and services machines used to produce
DESCRIPTION OF WORK:
See the Standard Position Description for the Occupation Code given
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, & ABILITIES 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. Knowledge of preventive maintenance for mechanical equipment used
in label printing, including ability to make adjustments to such
2. Safety in performance of duties common to the position.
3. Ability to work without immediate supervision.
4. Ability to interpret mailing directions, case rack diagrams, and
changes in schemes and schedules based on oral and written instructions
and knowledge of mail distribution methods.
5. Ability to use common hand tools effectively.
6. Ability to plan, lay out work, set up and operate all of the
machinery used in a label printing unit (such as tickometer, elliot,
photocopier, multilith, graphotype, stencil cutting machine).
7. Ability to work effectively with others.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: 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.