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Mail Machine Operator

Job Summary

Mail Machine Operators are professionals who work in mailrooms and printing facilities to operate and maintain mail processing equipment.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Operate mail processing equipment such as letter openers, postage meters, and sorting machines.
  • Sort and distribute mail based on destination and type, such as first-class, bulk, or international mail.
  • Perform routine maintenance on mail processing equipment, such as cleaning and lubrication.
  • Troubleshoot and resolve common equipment issues, such as jams or misfeeds.
  • Track and record mail processing activity, such as incoming and outgoing mail volumes.
  • Ensure compliance with postal regulations and procedures, such as proper labeling and handling of different mail classes.
  • Follow established safety protocols and procedures to ensure a safe work environment.
  • Collaborate with other mailroom staff and other departments, such as shipping and receiving, to coordinate mail processing and distribution.
  • Stay up-to-date on industry trends and best practices in mail processing technology and procedures.
  • Lift and move mail trays, boxes, and equipment, as needed.

Working as a mail machine operator requires attention to detail, technical skills, and the ability to work in a fast-paced environment. This profession offers a stable and rewarding career, with opportunities for advancement to supervisory roles or specialization in specific types of mail processing equipment. By following established postal procedures and safety protocols, mail machine operators help to maintain a smooth and secure mail processing operation.