MECHANICAL ENGINEER, EAS-24 Occupation Code: 0830-4012
Plans, organizes, and executes the design, construction,
installation, and implementation of new systems, equipment, or controls
of major magnitude and scope, in support of the mail processing
objectives of the Postal Service.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Translates operating objectives for mail processing into
functional requirements for facilities, or equipment, oversees the
reporting, analysis, and evaluation of data from field operating
units related to mail volume, productivity, or costs; integrates
this information with technical data to determine functional
- Oversees the preparation and justification of engineering
proposals and alternatives for complex mechanized systems equipment;
evaluates engineered systems and related costs to determine
alternatives to support mail processing objectives; provides program
cost estimates; develops and recommends plans for program
- Oversees engineering activities related to the design,
construction, installation, test, and start-up of mechanized systems
and equipment; provides technical management of contracts; evaluates
contractor bids; makes recommendations affecting the selection of
contractors; determines criteria for performance evaluation of
prototype equipment; controls program costs; certifies contractor
requests for payment.
- Coordinates planning and implementation of mechanization systems
and equipment programs with headquarters and field employees.
- Provides mechanical engineering consulting services, as
- Has frequent contact with contractors, professional consultants,
officials of government agencies, and equipment manufacturers.
Competitive Federal Service Engineering Jobs
The Department of Labor reports in there Occupational Outlook
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average median salary is $88,580 a year or earn $38.74 per hour. The
federal government also employs large numbers of mechanical engineers.
All cabinet level agencies except for the Department of Education and
some large independent agencies employ electrical engineers.
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