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East Tennessee State University

Mail Service Machine Operator

Title Code: 4390 

Occ. Group: 

Mail Service Machine Operator

Expectations for All Employees

East Tennessee State University pursues its mission based upon core values. An employee's job performance must support and exhibit the university's core values:

PEOPLE come first, are treated with dignity and respect, and are encouraged to achieve their full potential;
RELATIONSHIPS are built on honesty, integrity and trust;
of people and thought is respected;
is achieved through teamwork, leadership, creativity, and a strong work ethic;
is achieved through wise use of human and financial resources; and COMMITMENT to intellectual achievement is embraced.


Employees in this class are under general supervision. Work performed in operating mail insert machines, labeling machine, and electric folding machine, and performing duties of Mail Clerk. Performs other duties as assigned. 

Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities

Operates mail inserting machine by positioning envelopes, adjusting blades, setting switches, loading items, and checking operation.

Sets up and runs labeling machine by making machine adjustments, loading material for production, etc.

Operates electric folding machine.

Performs duties of Mail Clerk.

Trains Mailing Service Machine Operator trainee.

Performs other duties as assigned. 

Required Knowledge and Abilities

Ability to read.

Ability to attend to details.

Skill in sorting written materials.

Ability to count.

Willingness to do simple tasks for long periods of time.

Ability to discriminate visually.

Knowledge of mailroom machinery.

Skill in operating mailroom machinery.

Skill in the operation of common motor vehicles. 

Recommended Qualifications

Applicants possessing these qualifications have a good probability for success in this class. However, applicants not possessing these qualifications should apply if they believe their training and experience will enable them to perform the work successfully. High school graduate or equivalent; plus two years experience operating inserting machine and Cheshire labeling machine. Valid driver's license preferred. 

Date         Skill          Eval               
5/1/83          4     3330222130

The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions given this title and shall not be construed as a declaration of the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position.

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