Postal Service Mail Carriers
On the Job
Postal Service Mail Carriers sort mail for delivery, and deliver it on a regular route. They may walk or drive.
Typical Work Tasks
People who work in this career often:
- Operate vehicles or material-moving equipment.
- Deliver items.
- Package objects for shipping.
- Obtain written authorization to perform activities.
- Provide notifications to customers or patrons.
- Report maintenance or equipment problems to appropriate personnel.
- Maintain financial or account records.
- Prepare documentation for contracts, transactions, or regulatory compliance.
- Record shipping information.
- Sort mail.
Typical Working Conditions
- Working outdoors exposed to weather.
- Repeating the same motions many times.
- The importance of being accurate or exact.
- Having face-to-face discussions.
- Meeting strict deadlines.
- Working in very hot or cold temperatures.
- Dealing with external customers.
- Frequent decision-making.
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