United States Postal Service
External Publication for Job Posting 10342522
If this job requires qualification on an examination, the number of applicants who will be invited to take or retake the
examination may be limited.
Job Posting Period
08/23/2019 - 09/23/2019
OPERATIONS INDUSTRIAL ENGN TRAINEE
USPS Headquarters is located in Washington DC, but there are more than 45 positions available across the nation. Future
messages may show that applicants have applied for a position in Washington DC, but candidates will have the opportunity
to express location preferences later in the application process.
Relocation is authorized.
For additional information, please contact us at USPSFieldRecruitment@usps.gov.
TITLE: OPERATIONS INDUSTRIAL ENGINEER TRAINEE (FIELD)
GRADE: EAS - 17
FLSA DESIGNATION: Non-Exempt
OCCUPATION CODE: 0896-0019
NON-SCHEDULED DAYS: Varies
SALARY RANGE: 61,500.00 - 67,000.00 USD Annually
FINANCE NUMBER: 106416
BENEFIT INFORMATION: The salary will be based on previous experience, salary history, and current postal pay policies.
We offer excellent benefits including health and life insurance, retirement plan, savings/investment plan with employer
contribution, flexible spending, flextime scheduling of core work hours, annual and sick leave.
Persons Eligible to Apply
All U.S. Citizens, permanent resident aliens, citizens of American Samoa or any other territory owing allegiance to the United
States are eligible to apply for this position. Screening activities, including an interview are required for this position.
To be considered for this employment opportunity, applicants must apply online at www.usps.com/employment. A valid email
address is required to apply to this position as communication regarding employment opportunities, interviews and
background checks will be sent via email. Please add the following email domain addresses to your contact list to allow all
correspondences to be received.
@usps.gov @geninfo.com @uspis.gov
To be considered for this role you must submit a resume and transcript at the time of application and complete all elements of
the screening process, including a structured interview, in the time period specified.
DRIVING REQUIRED FOR SOME POSITIONS: Applicants may be required to have a valid state driver’s license, a safe
driving record and at least two years of unsupervised experience driving passenger cars or larger in the U.S. or its
possessions or territories or in U.S. military installations worldwide.
The Inspection Service criminal background check is conducted using United States information resources only (e.g., FBI
fingerprint check, state and county checks). A criminal background check involves a 5-year inquiry for any location where
the individual has resided, worked or gone to school within the United States or its territories. As a result of this limitation,
the criminal background checks of individuals who have not resided in the United States or its territories for the preceding
5-years may not be considered complete. The Inspection Service may be able to process inquiries for U.S. Citizens only,
but only if their time spent out of the country was spent as: a trailing spouse or dependent of someone working for the U.S.
government (military or civilian), a missionary, a student attending school in a foreign country, a Peace Corps participant, or
as an employee of a U.S.-based employer/company. If the Inspection Service is unable to perform a complete background
check because of residency outside the United States, such individuals will be ineligible for Postal employment.
As a trainee, participates in industrial engineering programs to improve service and cost performance through direct
involvement in mail processing, delivery, transportation, maintenance and/or customer service operations. This is the first
level of a two-step, two year career ladder trainee program through which the trainee moves as he or she acquires
increasingly more complex levels of competence in all areas of USPS operations. At this level, incumbents perform
assignments in an on-the-job training capacity under direct supervision while learning USPS policies, process and
procedures and developing job-related knowledge, skills and abilities. Upon successful completion of the program, targeted
outplacement is to a full performance Operations Industrial Engineer (Field) OR (HQ) EAS-21 position. Participation in this
program is subject to special eligibility criteria. To be eligible, candidates must not have previously held a USPS career
appointment as an Operations Industrial Engineer.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Performs highly structured, entry-level assignments designed to develop a broad understanding of Postal Service
2. Supports the implementation of standardization programs and processes to postal operations using industrial engineering
and Lean / Continuous Improvement principles to improve service, productivity and cost performance.
3. Participates in process or value stream mapping exercises and collaborates with cross-functional teams in order to
determine and identify business improvement areas.
4. Performs analysis of service KPIs, staffing productivity, etc. to promote the effective use of resources within given
objectives, variables and constraints. Optimizes work flow and cell designs for improved efficiency. Develops standard work
5. Develops and proposes alternatives to improve operating performance and reduce costs; monitors and evaluates the
implementation of new procedures and reports on results.
6. Monitors and analyzes operations (specifically equipment performance) using national and local reporting metrics to
improve service, productivity, and cost performance.
7. Exercises a normal regard for the safety of self and others; uses safety equipment such as eye safety glasses and hearing
protection. Because work is performed primarily in a processing plant or field setting employees may be subject to prolonged
standing, walking, bending, reaching, stooping, and handling heavy objects (e.g., tools and equipment). In addition,
employees may be requested to travel and work nights and weekends for special projects.
8. Gains understanding of Lean / Continuous Improvement principles (i.e., Lean Six Sigma, Kaizen process) to accomplish
the improvement goals for the organization.
Manager of organizational unit to which assigned.
The United States Postal Service has the following excellent and challenging employment opportunity for highly motivated
and innovative individuals. Successful candidates must demonstrate through a combination of education, training, and
experience the following requirements:
1. Knowledge of industrial engineering theory, principles, techniques and practices related to layout planning, work
simplification, process analysis, work measurement, quality control, ergonomics and material handling.
2. Knowledge of and understanding of Lean / Continuous Improvement principles (i.e., Lean Six Sigma, Kaizen process) to
accomplish the improvement goals for the organization.
3. Ability to communicate orally and in writing sufficient to prepare reports and, give technical guidance and make
4. Skill using Microsoft Office word processing, spreadsheet and presentation software to create documents, reports and
5. Ability to optimize and standardize processes through elimination of time, waste, non-value added costs, and other
6. Ability to compile, extract and analyze data and report results of findings to determine cost and savings impacts on the
7. Ability to use industrial engineering tools, technologies, and techniques (e.g., Lean, Six Sigma, operations research,
simulation, engineering economics, quality control) to increase the effectiveness of systems, processes, or procedures such
as work methods, productivity, or measurement of work results.
8. SPECIAL CONDITION: Willingness to travel and work nights and weekends for special projects.
9. SPECIAL CONDITION: Willingness to work in a manufacturing environment.
10. MINIMUM EDUCATION, TRAINING & EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENT: Applicants must possess a Bachelor's or
graduate degree in an industrial engineering or professional engineering program accredited by the Engineering
Accreditation Commission (EAC) of ABET by December 31, 2019. Preference eligible veterans qualify with a valid license as
a Professional Engineer and six (6) years of professional industrial engineering experience.
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
214) or other proof of eligibility if claiming 10-point veterans' preference. The United States Postal Service (USPS) is an
equal opportunity employer. The USPS provides reasonable accommodation for any part of the application, interview, and/or
selection process, please make your request to the examiner, selecting official or local manager of Human Resources. This
request can also be made by someone on your behalf. Explain the nature of your limitations and the accommodation
needed. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis.
SPECIAL NOTE: Current career Postal Service employees are ineligible to apply to this posting.