On the Job
Mail Clerks prepare incoming and outgoing mail for distribution. They sort and route mail; stamp, fold, or put postage on it. They may also keep records.
This career requires time standing, walking, or running.
Typical Work Tasks
People who work in this career often:
- Unload materials or equipment.
- Adjust office equipment to ensure proper operation.
- Package objects for shipping.
- Obtain written authorization to perform activities.
- Read work orders to determine material or setup requirements.
- Operate office equipment.
- Attach identification information to products, items or containers.
- Inspect items for damage or defects.
- Operate computers or computerized equipment.
- Sort mail.
Typical Working Conditions
- Working indoors in environmentally controlled conditions.
- Having telephone conversations.
- Frequent decision-making.
- The importance of being accurate or exact.
- Working with a group or team.
- Using your hands to handle, control, or feel objects, tools, or controls.
- Meeting strict deadlines.
- Responsibility for outcomes and results.
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