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The Postal Service is actively hiring for full time, part time and seasonal employment. Explore detailed information about some of the top jobs below and find the best fit for you

Drivers & mechanics

Motor Vehicle Operator (MVO)

In this role you will operate a mail truck in all weather conditions on a regularly scheduled route to pick up and transport mail. Benefits may include health insurance and retirement. This position requires a commercial driver’s license. If you enjoy driving a vehicle supported by a strong team in a safe work environment, this could be the job for you.

Job duties include:

  • Pick up, load, carry and deliver moderate to heavy mail and packages
  • Operate truck following time schedules and rules of safety
  • Review condition of the truck during usage and report all accidents, defects and failures
  • Perform other duties as assigned such as minor mechanical repairs in emergencies

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Tractor Trailer Operator (TTO)

In this role you will regularly operate a heavy-duty tractor-trailer in all weather conditions either in over-the-road, city shuttle service, or trailer spotting operations. Benefits may include health insurance and retirement. This position requires a commercial driver’s license. Many TTO positions offer short delivery runs allowing you more time with your family at home.

Job duties include:

  • Operate a tractor-trailer for an assigned delivery route according to a schedule
  • Pick up and deliver bulk mail at postal installations, railroad facilities and airports
  • Monitor the condition of the tractor-trailer and report accidents, defects or failures
  • Pick up, load, carry and deliver moderate to heavy mail and packages

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Automotive Technician

In this role you will perform both routine and complex repairs and maintenance on all types of motor vehicles in the postal fleet. You will troubleshoot and diagnose more complex vehicle malfunctions and may provide assistance to lower-level employees.

Job duties include:

  • Diagnose vehicles and perform operational checks on engines, major supporting systems, parts and components
  • Perform various computerized and electronic diagnostic tests using specialized equipment
  • Prepare and update vehicle records, annotate labor time, and manage work orders
  • Conduct visual and auditory vehicle inspections, road calls and road tests

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Lead Automotive Technician

In this role you will serve as a leader for lower-level technicians and mechanics in a vehicle maintenance facility. You will also personally perform the most complex repairs and maintenance on all types of motor vehicles used in the postal fleet.

Job duties include:

  • Provide technical guidance and instructions to mechanics and technicians on more difficult repairs
  • Conduct vehicle inspections, determine necessary repairs, and assign and schedule work for individual employees
  • Diagnose vehicles and perform operational checks on engines, major supporting systems, parts and components
  • Perform various computerized and electronic diagnostic tests using specialized equipment

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Maintenance Mechanic

In this role you will independently perform preventive, corrective and predictive maintenance tasks associated with the upkeep and operation of various types of mail processing, buildings and building equipment, customer service and delivery equipment.

Job duties include:

  • Perform maintenance and routine repairs such as plumbing, heating, refrigeration, and air-conditioning.
  • Perform maintenance and routine repairs on simple control circuitry, bearings, chains, motors, belts and other parts of equipment.
  • Assemble, install, replace, repair, modify or adjust small operating equipment.
  • Under the direction of skilled maintenance of employees, perform tasks related to disassembling equipment, replacing parts, relocating and reassembling equipment.

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Maintenance Mechanic Mail Processing Equipment (MPE)

In this role you will perform complex troubleshooting and maintenance work across all mail processing equipment. Additionally, you will perform preventative maintenance inspections of equipment and building facilities. If you have experience with maintenance for various mechanical and electrical equipment, this job may be a great fit for you.

Job duties include:

  • Perform difficult testing, diagnostic and maintenance work which requires a thorough knowledge of mechanical, electrical and electronic operating mechanisms of equipment.
  • Observe and test systems and equipment to locate source of and correct malfunctions to ensure maximum system performance
  • Perform preventative maintenance inspections and review and set the standards for maintenance procedures and practices
  • Initiate work orders and estimate time and materials

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Electronic Technician

In this role you will apply advanced technical knowledge to perform a full range of diagnostic, preventative maintenance, alignment and calibration and overhaul tasks on both hardware and software for a variety of mail processing, customer service and building equipment and systems. If you are looking to apply your previous technical knowledge to the mail operating system, this job could be right for you.

Job duties include:

  • Perform complex testing, diagnosis and maintenance of electronically operated equipment or systems
  • Locate source of and correct malfunctions to ensure maximum system performance
  • Perform equipment inspections to assess quality of service or maintenance received
  • Recommend improvements to servicing and maintenance activities as well as analyze equipment failures to ensure proper degree of equipment maintenance

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Sales & service

PSE Sales & Services/Distribution Associate

In this role you will perform a variety of sales and customer support services. The job primarily involves providing services to customers over the counter at postal branches. Benefits may include paid vacation leave and health insurance. If you enjoy working regularly with the public to serve your community this may be an excellent fit for you.

Job duties include:

  • Greet and interact with customers, offer assistance with products, sales and promotions, and provide a good customer experience
  • Handle and process customer purchases and returns of products and services
  • Perform passport duties
  • Maintain appearance of retail lobby by setting up and arranging displays that are presentable to customers
  • Prolonged standing while interacting with customers

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Delivery

City Carrier Assistant (CCA)

In this role you deliver and collect mail on foot or by vehicle in a city area. You also maintain good relations with customers and have a general familiarity with postal laws, regulations, and products for your area. As a CCA you provide a critical service to your community by ensuring mail delivery during weekdays, weekends and holidays with opportunities for career promotion. CCAs may be eligible for certain benefits including paid leave and health insurance. This position is ideal for candidates that enjoy staying active outdoors with occasional customer service interactions.

Job duties include:

  • Sort, lift and push moderate to heavy loads of mail and packages to prepare for delivery
  • Deliver mail along your assigned route
  • Pick up or collect mail from customers
  • Collect postage due for charge on delivery or other services
  • Work indoors and outdoors in all weather: rain, snow, cold and heat

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Rural Carrier Associate (RCA)

In this role you deliver and collect packages along routes in rural areas during weekdays, weekends and holidays. You also provide a variety of services to customers along your assigned route. You may be required to use a personal vehicle if a postal vehicle is not provided. As an RCA you may be eligible to receive health benefits and promotion to a career opportunity. This position is ideal for candidates that enjoy staying active and working independently outdoors with occasional customer service interactions.

Job duties include:

  • Sort, lift and push moderate to heavy loads of mail and packages to prepare for delivery
  • Deliver mail along your assigned route
  • Pick up or collect mail from customers
  • Sell stamps, stamped paper and money orders or other services
  • Work indoors and outdoors in all weather: rain, snow, cold and heat

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Assistant Rural Carrier (ARC)

In this role you deliver and collect packages along routes in rural areas. You also provide a variety of services to customers along your assigned route and may be required to provide your own personal vehicle. As an ARC you may opt to provide service to your community on weekends and holidays or up to seven days each week; whichever suits your lifestyle. If you enjoy working outdoors, while keeping your week free, this may be a great fit for you.

Job duties include:

  • Sort, lift and push moderate to heavy loads of mail and packages to prepare for delivery
  • Deliver mail along your assigned route
  • Pick up or collect mail from customers
  • Work indoors and outdoors in all weather: rain, snow, cold and heat

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Sorting & handling

Mail Handler Assistant (MHA)

In this role you will load, unload and move mail and packages. You will also perform other duties incidental to the movement and processing of mail. If you enjoy staying active in a team environment that emphasizes safety and ergonomics this could be a great fit for you.

Job duties include:

  • Loading, lifting and carrying moderate to heavy mail from trucks and sorting equipment
  • Separate outgoing bulk mail and load onto mail trucks for distribution
  • Operate machinery and carry mail to distribution area
  • May perform a variety of duties such as rewrapping damaged parcels and weighing mail

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PSE Mail Processing Clerk

In this role you will perform a variety of clerk duties required to process mail using automated mail processing equipment or manual methods of sorting and distribution. Benefits may include paid vacation leave and health insurance. If you enjoy working in a fast-paced, safe environment with occasional interaction with the public, this could be the right job for you.

Job duties include:

  • Sort outgoing and/or incoming mail using automated equipment
  • Ensure all necessary support equipment and materials are organized for sorting
  • Provide services at public window for non-financial transactions
  • Lifting or carrying moderate to heavy mail and packages and prolonged standing

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Laborer Custodial

In this role you will perform manual labor in connection with maintenance and cleaning of buildings and grounds of a postal facility. Benefits may include health insurance and retirement.

Job duties include:

  • Performs janitorial duties such as cleaning, scrubbing, waxing, and polishing floors
  • Cares for lawns and shrubs; cleans sidewalks and driveways and removes ashes, snow and ice
  • Operates a variety of power-driven equipment such as floor scrubbers, floor sanders, waxers, and wall washers
  • May stack supplies in storage rooms and on shelves; move furniture and equipment
  • Performs general laboring duties such as uncrating and assembling furniture and fixtures, loading and unloading supplies and equipment
  • Makes or assists in making minor maintenance repairs to building and equipment

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