Mailmen are responsible for the delivery of goods and letters to residents along designated routes. The vehicle is typically provided by the company, and mailmen must be able to operate it in a variety of weather conditions, such as rain, wind, and snow. They must also be able to drive from the opposite side of the car and be comfortable driving in and out of traffic.
Mailmen must have a clean driving record and valid driver's license for the position, and they may be responsible for providing their own gas and completing regular maintenance on the vehicle; some branches will reimburse mailmen for these services.
Mailmen typically work Monday through Friday, and some also work Saturdays. Mailmen do not work on Sundays and federal holidays, as this is a government position, and a high school diploma or equivalent may be a minimum requirement for this position. Depending on the branch, mailmen may be required to pass tests to verify their skills, and the position also requires a criminal background check and drug screen prior to employment.
Deliver mail and parcels to residences and businesses.