Parcel Post Officers

See below for more information about Parcels Post Officers training program.

What are the responsibilities of Parcel Post Officers?

  • Sorting parcels (manually or machine-assisted).
    This may involve lifting parcels up to 16kg in weight and requires good memory, speed, accuracy, and commitment to meeting service standard deadlines in the preparation of parcels for dispatch and receipt.
  • Operating equipment such as conveyors, loading / lifting devices and forklifts to load and unload parcels from trucks and vans.
  • Completing and maintaining parcel processing records and documentation associated with special services and bulk parcel lodgements.

What is the workplace like?

  • Our brand new parcel facilities are "state of the art" parcel processing centres which utilise leading edge technology.
  • Our parcel facilities are large, air conditioned and have lunch room and recreational facilities.
  • Onsite parking available.

What are the essential requirements for Parcel Post Officers?

  • Have the ability to be able to lift up to 16kg of mail on a repetitive basis.
  • Ability to stand on your feet for the entire shift.

What are the additional requirements for Parcel Post Officers?

  • Have an aptitude to learn and recall geographical locations, postcodes and sorting procedures.
  • Possess sound communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Be able to demonstrate high work standards and goal achievement.
  • Ability to work rotational shifts.
  • Demonstrate appropriate Occupational Health and Safety practices in the workplace.
  • Ability to operate loading and lifting devices, including pallet jacks and / or walkie stackers.
  • Awareness and knowledge of team based work arrangements.
  • Available to attend the Trainee Parcel Post Officers Training Program.

Trainee Parcel Post Officers training program

New recruits undertake an extensive training course to allow development of job knowledge and skills. The course includes on-the-job experience and formal instruction on parcel sorting procedures and equipment operation. Trainees are tested as they acquire skills to ensure they can meet our high standards.

Our successful Parcel Post Officers pass these tests and maintain the skills, as well as meet conduct, diligence and efficiency requirements.

All permanent full time and part-time positions at Australia Post are subject to a three month probationary period during which time you will be required to meet specific performance standards.

Applicants should note that the training could take between 8 - 12 weeks and may require candidates to attend during normal business hours even though the position/s available may be rotating shifts (including nights).

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