ERIC Number: ED113532
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1969-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Classification, Career Structure and Job Analysis of Mail Processing Equipment Maintenance Personnel: Subtask Report.
Fink, C. Dennis; Hibbits, Francis L.
The study examines post office mail processing equipment (MPE) maintenance positions on the basis of interviews conducted among maintenance mechanics and supervisors at 17 small, medium, and large mechanized post offices for the purpose of determining existing and desired maintenance practices and maintenance personnel policy. The study considers nine problem areas: decreasing manpower pool, distinctions between mechanic grades, career ladders, entrance and promotion examinations, apprenticeship programs, in-house training systems, specialization guidelines, pay comparability, and full utilization of mechanics. The study makes recommendations with respect to: restructuring MPE maintenance department jobs; maintenance career ladders; training of MPE mechanics; classification of post office MPE maintenance positions; and job descriptions, job assignments, and staffing criteria. Five appendixes, comprising more than half the document, contain proposed job descriptions (functions, duties and responsibilities, organizational relationships, and qualifications for nine positions); a 30-page job analysis and job evaluation form for equipment maintenance positions; a list of the U.S. Post Offices surveyed; job evaluation questions and job rating tables; and a conversion and reclassification guide for MPE mechanics. (JR)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Post Office Dept., Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Human Resources Research Organization, Alexandria, VA.