to use technical drawings (e.g. diagrams, blueprints and schematics). 19 Ability to read and comprehend job related
written materials; this also includes the ability to locate, read, and comprehend text material such as handbooks, manuals,
bulletins, directives, checklists, and route sheets. Ability to communicate work related information in writing to complete forms
or provide routine and technical information (e.g., in business letters, reports, e-mails, memos and technical
reports/documents). 21 Ability to follow oral and written directions, instructions, rules, policies and/or procedures correctly
and in order. 22 Ability to speak to others in a clear, concise, and organized manner to convey information effectively; to
respond to questions appropriately; to listen to what other people are saying and ask questions to ensure understanding
refers to receiving/transmitting oral information (such as equipment status, recommended repairs or modifications, parts
usage, and technical procedures) to/from maintenance, operations, and other personnel. 23 Ability to adjust to new
conditions, situations or technology; to move easily from one topic to another; to accept change; to be flexible with regard to
viewpoint. 24 Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships; to work with teams; to help others; to
accept suggestions; to treat others with dignity and respect. 25 Ability to demonstrate organizational commitment to the
public service goals and mission of the Postal Service. 26 Ability to be conscientious to carry out job tasks; to be responsible
and dependable; to take care in performing routine and novel tasks; to track details; to check that all work is accurate and
complete; to record information accurately 27 Ability to work independently; to remain focused to produce quality work
under time pressure or other stressors. 28 Ability to work from heights refers to the ability to perform safely and efficiently
the duties of the position above floor level such as from ladders, catwalks, walkways, scaffolds, vert-a-lifts, and platforms. 29
Knowledge and ability to use various hand or portable power tools in performing mechanical, electrical, electronic or other
maintenance work; this may include the use of shop power equipment. This ability includes the safe and efficient use and
maintenance of such tools as screwdrivers, wrenches, hammers, pliers, chisels, punches, taps, dies, rules, gauges, and
alignment tools; refers to the knowledge of, and proficiency with, various power tools; the ability also involves the safe and
efficient use and maintenance of power tools such as drills, saws, sanders, and grinders; refers to the knowledge of, and
proficiency with, shop machines such as bench grinders, drill presses, and table/band saws. 32 Knowledge and ability to use
test equipment, gauges or tools to take measurements to perform maintenance work.
EXAMINATION REQUIREMENTS: Applicants must successfully complete Postal Service Test 955, for the Maintenance
Mechanic job group, which measures maintenance knowledge, skills and abilities.
In addition, applicants must successfully complete a structured interview evaluation.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Applicants must be able to perform the physical requirements of the position with or without
reasonable accommodation which may require arduous exertion involved prolonged standing, walking, bending and
reaching, and may involve handling heavy objects, e.g., tools and equipment up to the allowable weight.
TRAINING REQUIREMENTS: Applicants who qualify under this standard may be required to satisfactorily complete a
prescribed training course(s) prior to assignment, reassignment or promotion.
ADDITIONAL PROVISIONS: (A) Applicants must be able to qualify to operate powered industrial equipment. (B) For
positions requiring driving, applicants must have a valid state driver’s license, and demonstrate and maintain a safe driving
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