Mailing Machine Operator

Operate machines that automatically address and weigh printed publications.

What does a Mailing Machine Operator do?

Operates machine that automatically addresses, weighs, and ties into bundles printed publications, such as magazines, catalogs, and pamphlets, for mailing according to zip code: Reads production order to determine type and size of publication scheduled for mailing. Adjusts guides, rollers, loose card inserter, weighing machine, and tying arm, using rule and handtools. Fills paste reservoir. Mounts roll of subscriber address labels onto machine spindle and threads twine through tying arm. Starts machine and observes operation to detect evidence of malfunctions throughout production run. Stops machine to make adjustments or clear jams. Records production according to customer name and zip code, and machine down time due to malfunctions or lack of work.