U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Standard Occupational Classification
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43-5053 Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators
Prepare incoming and outgoing mail for distribution. Examine, sort, and route mail. Load, operate, and occasionally adjust and repair mail processing, sorting, and canceling machinery. Keep records of shipments, pouches, and sacks; and other duties related to mail handling within the postal service. Excludes "Postal Service Clerks" (43-5051) and "Postal Service Mail Carriers" (43-5052).
Illustrative examples: Flat Sorting Machine Clerk,
Mail Forwarding System Markup Clerk
Broad Occupation: 43-5050 Postal Service Workers
Minor Group: 43-5000 Material Recording, Scheduling, Dispatching, and Distributing Workers
Major Group: 43-0000 Office and Administrative Support Occupations
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Last Modified Date: March 11, 2010