United States Postal Service - North Reading, MA

United States Postal Service
External Publication for Job Posting 10361468

If this job requires qualification on an examination, the number of applicants who will be invited to take or retake the

examination may be limited.


Greater Boston

Job Posting Period

10/11/2019 - 10/20/2019

This job has an exam requirement. Currently, applicants for this posting who do not yet have an exam score are being

invited to take the exam. Examining will continue until capacity has been reached.

Job Title


Facility Location



NORTH READING, MA 01889-7001

CONTACT INFORMATION: greaterbostonhiring@usps.gov

Position Information


FLSA Designation: Non-Exempt

Occupation Code: 0856-0020

Non-Scheduled Days: TUE/WED

Hours: 10:00 P.M. - 6:30 A.M.

SALARY RANGE: $60,484 - $70,492 annual salary paid bi-weekly


BENEFIT INFORMATION: This is a career position which offers excellent benefits. Newly hired employees are covered by

the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS). Upon hire, employees are eligible to contribute into the Thrift Savings

Plan (TSP) which is similar to 401(k) plans. We also offer the option to enroll into the Federal Employees Health Benefits

(FEHB) program as well as the Federal Employees Group Life Insurance (FEGLI). Dental, Vision and Long-Term Care

Insurance Programs as well as Flexible Spending Accounts to cover eligible out-of-pocket health care and dependent care

(day care) expenses are also available. We offer ten paid federal holidays as well as accrued vacation and sick leave.

Persons Eligible to Apply

All U.S. Citizens, lawful permanent resident aliens, citizens of American Samoa or other territory owing permanent allegiance

to the United States. Applicants entitled to veterans’ preference and/or covered by the Veterans Employment Opportunity
Act may apply for any posted position. Applicants must apply online at www.usps.com/careers to be considered for this

employment opportunity. You must have a valid email address to apply as communication regarding employment

opportunities, examinations (when applicable), and background checks will be sent by email. Please add the following email

domain addresses to your contact list to allow all correspondence to be received - @usps.gov; @jobtryout.net;

@psionline.com; @geninfo.com; @uspis.gov. EXAM: If an exam is required and you are invited to take the test, instructions

regarding the exam process will be sent to you via email. Please ensure you can receive email messages from our test

vendor and follow instructions carefully so you can be considered for this employment opportunity. SCREENINGS: You may

receive multiple requests for background checks in regards to this employment opportunity. Respond to all requests quickly

as we anticipate filling our vacancies quickly and nonresponses may result in disqualification for this opportunity.

Background Check

The Inspection Service criminal background check is conducted using United States information resources only (e.g., FBI
fingerprint check, state and county checks). A criminal background check involves a 5-year inquiry for any location where
the individual has resided, worked or gone to school within the United States or its territories. As a result of this limitation,
the criminal background checks of individuals who have not resided in the United States or its territories for the preceding
5-years may not be considered complete. The Inspection Service may be able to process inquiries for U.S. Citizens only,
but only if their time spent out of the country was spent as: a trailing spouse or dependent of someone working for the U.S.
government (military or civilian), a missionary, a student attending school in a foreign country, a Peace Corps participant, or
as an employee of a U.S.-based employer/company. If the Inspection Service is unable to perform a complete background
check because of residency outside the United States, such individuals will be ineligible for Postal employment.

Functional Purpose

Independently performs the full range of diagnostic, preventive maintenance, alignment and calibration, and overhaul tasks,

on both hardware and software on a variety of mail processing, customer service, and building equipment and systems,

applying advanced technical knowledge to solve complex problems.


1. Performs complex testing, diagnosis, maintenance, alignments and calibration, overhaul, and revision, of electronically

operated or controlled equipment or systems; may be required to perform maintenance of associated electromechanical

equipment and systems.

2. Observes the operation of systems and equipment, and applies various testing and diagnostic methods and procedures to

locate and correct malfunctions and/or failures and ensures maximum system performance.

3. Performs equipment inspections to assess the quality of service or maintenance received, and to discover incipient

malfunctions; initiates work orders requesting corrective actions for equipment not meeting maintenance or operating

standards; estimates time and materials necessary to make corrections and conducts investigations of frequent or serious

equipment failures to determine the cause of the breakdown and to recommend remedial maintenance action.

4. Recommends changes to servicing and preventive maintenance activities; assists in the revision of preventive

maintenance and operator checklists, and their frequency to sustain the proper degree of maintenance.

5. Performs analyses of equipment failures; reviews operational reports, audits, and other information, to determine where

operational enhancement can be made to prevent equipment or systems deterioration.

6. Participates in the installation, removal, modification, assembly, and/or disassembly of systems and equipment.

7. Participates in classroom, on-the-job, and correspondence training programs; attends courses at postal facilities, trade

schools, and manufacturers sites; assists in developing and implementing training programs; provides on-the-job training to

other lower level maintenance employees.

8. Provides technical support to other employees in the facility or in installations within the area served; performs in-process

and final operational checks and tests work completed by other employees; may work without direct supervision.

9. May drive a vehicle or use other appropriate modes of transportation in the course of assigned duties.

10. Follows established safety practices and requirements while performing all duties; reads and adheres to instructions

listed in applicable maintenance directives; maintains a library of maintenance directives.

11. Performs other duties as assigned.


Supervisor of unit to which assigned.

The United States Postal Service has the following excellent and challenging employment opportunity for highly motivated
and innovative individuals. Successful candidates must demonstrate through a combination of education, training, and

experience the following requirements:


Qualified applicants must successfully pass a pre-employment drug screening to meet the U.S. Postal Service's requirement
to be drug free. Applicants must also be a U.S. citizen or have permanent resident alien status.

Applications must be submitted by 11:59 p.m., Central Time, of the posting's closing date. Applicants claiming veterans'
preference must attach a copy of member copy 4 (only) of Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty (DD Form
214) or other proof of eligibility if claiming 10-point veterans' preference. The United States Postal Service (USPS) is an
equal opportunity employer. The USPS provides reasonable accommodation for any part of the application, interview, and/or
selection process, please make your request to the examiner, selecting official or local manager of Human Resources. This
request can also be made by someone on your behalf. Explain the nature of your limitations and the accommodation
needed. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis.

SPECIAL NOTE: Current career Postal Service employees are ineligible to apply to this posting.