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Postal Service / Mail Room Worker

464

Statewide
Job Postings
139th

Out of 439
Jobs In-Demand
1,640

Currently Employed
in Indiana
$10.05 - $16.03

Avg. Hourly Wage
Indiana
$10.94 - $17.76

Avg. Hourly Wage
USA
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Postal Service / Mail Room Worker - Indiana Regions Overview:

The graph above shows that there were 464 job postings for the occupation of Postal Service / Mail Room Worker in Indiana during 2013 and 2014. The vertical bar chart shows which regions had the most demand for Postal Service / Mail Room Worker. These numbers represent current demand as advertised in online job postings and do not necessarily indicate projected job growth in the future. Nevertheless, these numbers are a valid barometer for gauging recent job demand statewide and regionally in Indiana.

What Postal Service / Mail Room Worker Do:

Prepare incoming and outgoing mail for distribution. Use hand or mail handling machines to time stamp, open, read, sort, and route incoming mail and address, seal, stamp, fold, stuff, and affix postage to outgoing mail or packages. Duties may also include keeping necessary records and completed forms.

Common Job Activities:

  • Wrap packages or bundles by hand, or by using tying machines.
  • Weigh packages or letters to determine postage needed, using weighing scales and rate charts.
  • Operate embossing machines or typewriters to make corrections, additions, and changes to address plates.
  • Verify that items are addressed correctly, marked with the proper postage, and in suitable condition for processing.
  • Inspect mail machine output for defects and determine how to eliminate causes of any defects.
  • Remove containers of sorted mail or parcels and transfer them to designated areas according to established procedures.
  • Sort and route incoming mail, and collect outgoing mail, using carts as necessary.
  • Remove from machines printed materials such as labeled articles, postmarked envelopes or tape, and folded sheets.
  • Affix postage to packages or letters by hand, or stamp materials, using postage meters.
  • Determine manner in which mail is to be sent, and prepare it for delivery to mailing facilities.
  • Release packages or letters to customers upon presentation of written notices or other identification.
  • Operate computer-controlled keyboards or voice recognition equipment to direct items according to established routing schemes.
  • Accept and check containers of mail or parcels from large volume mailers, couriers, and contractors.
  • Answer inquiries regarding shipping or mailing policies.
  • Lift and unload containers of mail or parcels onto equipment for transportation to sortation stations.
  • Contact delivery or courier services to arrange delivery of letters and parcels.
  • Place incoming or outgoing letters or packages into sacks or bins based on destination or type, and place identifying tags on sacks or bins.
  • Mail merchandise samples or promotional literature in response to requests.
  • Adjust guides, rollers, loose card inserters, weighing machines, and tying arms, using rules and hand tools.
  • Clear jams in sortation equipment.
  • Read production orders to determine types and sizes of items scheduled for printing and mailing.
  • Seal or open envelopes, by hand or by using machines.
  • Sell mail products, and accept payment for products and mailing charges.
  • Start machines that automatically feed plates, stencils, or tapes through mechanisms, and observe machine operations to detect any malfunctions.
  • Insert material for printing or addressing into loading racks on machines, select type or die sizes, and position plates, stencils, or tapes in machine magazines.
  • Stamp dates and times of receipt of incoming mail.
  • Add ink, fill paste reservoirs, and change machine ribbons when necessary.
  • Use equipment such as forklifts and automated "trains" to move containers of mail.
  • Fold letters or circulars and insert them in envelopes.

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