Packer Job Overview
Packers are responsible for packaging items for shipping and delivery to companies and customers. In the manufacturing industry, packers often work with delicate parts and components, including electronics and computer parts. The workers spend long hours on their feet, and they are responsible for packaging the items in such a way that the parts won't break during shipping. Packers can work for companies that ship items to stores and other companies, or they can work for companies that ship items directly to customers’ homes. After gaining some experience, packers have the skills needed to work in advanced manufacturing jobs, including positions such as material handlers and assemblers and fabricators.
Packer Job Education Requirements
Packers do not require any special type of education, and many companies hire those with a high school diploma or a GED certificate and no other formal education. Some companies look for employees with some experience in the manufacturing industry, but other companies hire recent high school graduates. Workers need to feel comfortable sitting, standing and leaning, and they must also have the ability to lift heavy objects and carry heavy boxes and materials. While employers will give workers breaks from packing boxes, employees must have the ability to work with heavy equipment and objects for hours at a time.
Packer Job Market
According to statistics, there were approximately 47,410 workers packing boxes for warehouse and storage companies and an additional 26,430 packers working for grocery and product wholesalers in 2013. More than 21 percent of packer jobs were in food manufacturing fields. It is believed that the number of positions in this field will rise by 1 percent in the coming years while the salary of employees will rise by 0.3 percent. These figures are lower than what other industries report or believe will happen in the next decade. If the number of manufacturers opening factories in the United States keeps growing, there will be more positions available for packers in the future.
Packers make an average of $9.60 an hour. Some workers report making as much as $16.25 an hour, and there are some salaried employees making $33,800 a year.
A local leading organization is currently seeking experienced Warehouse Pickers and Packers in Aurora, IL for a long-term temporary to hire opportunity. Pick and Pack positions require candidates to hand pick orders, build and stretch wrap pallets, label, and transport products within a warehouse environment. If you meet the qualifications listed below – Apply Now! Responsibilities for a picker pa...
Seeking picker packer for 1st shift position in Twinsburg. Monday-Friday 8:30-5p. Seeking a self motivated person who is willing to work with little or no supervision. Must have: Previous experience in warehouse and/or picking packing Clean background Clean drug screen Drivers license and reliable transportation Solid work history Please send resume to be considered....
As a full time Packer for our client, your daily work is critical to the smooth production of its products. Your day will be fast-paced and satisfyingly productive. You take pleasure in being part of creating something of value. You're dependable and don't like to miss a day of work. You believe a job well done is the only way to do it. You are ready to join a team that values your hard work! Are...
Adecco is currently assisting a local client in recruiting for a General Labor / Packer job in the Lovell, WY area. This is a temporary to hire opportunity. The Packer will be responsible for packaging and preparing products for shipping. Responsibilities for the job include: Filling the appropriate bags to the assigned weight. Place filled bags by hand and machine in proper configuration on palle...
Material Handler/Packer positions on 8-hour 1st, 2nd, and 6-hour 3rd shifts (7am-3:30pm M-F, 3:30pm-12am M-F, 12:00am-6am, Sun-Th), with mandatory overtime on an as-needed basis. Positions involve removing electronic components from plastic totes and transferring them into cardboard cartons for shipping. Packed cartons are then placed on a conveyor belt to be taken to another part of the plant to...
Currently seeking a full-time Warehouse Worker One of Inc. Magazine’s “5000 Fastest Growing Companies in America,” KaTom Restaurant Supply, Inc. is seeking an energetic warehouse packer. If you like working in a casual work environment and you have previous warehouse experience this job is for you! Required: We want you, if you are someone who knows: How to organize, clean and stock all packing st...
Colonial Hardware Corporation Tools & Equipment Worldwide Since 1931: At Colonial, we have been working hard to make your job easier for 75 years. We are a family owned business started by and staffed by professionals who understand what you need and that you need it fast and at a price you can afford. We are currently hiring for a Warehouse- Picker / Packer in Springfield, NJ. Starting Salary $11...
The Order Picker/Packer works in a warehouse and store room setting. He/she receives written orders and picks the items from various bins, shelves, and pallets. The Order Picker/Packer moves the "picked" items to an area where they package the items for shipping. General Job Skills/Requirements: 1. Must have a strong mastery of basic math skills, including an excellent understanding of the concept...
*Pulling product from production *Packing quality product *Labeling boxes and placing boxes on a conveyor or skid *Maintaining quality control This position directly reports to the Shift Supervisor, but also takes direction from the Lead Packer. This is long term temporary position in Chattanooga, TN, paying $8.00 an hour. All shifts available. Working hours: All Shifts -Verifiable manufacturing e...
PACKER A plastic bag manufacturer in Hamilton, Ohio is looking for a person who can pack products in a very fast-paced environment. This person is responsible for packing, performing quality checks, and making routine machine adjustments. They must be capable of lifting 50# boxes, 4 to 5 times/hr. Looking for a second shift employee. Second shift hours are 2:15PM to 12:45 AM Monday thru Thursday....
Company Confidential ELK GROVE VILLAGE, IL, 60007
Film manufacturer in Elk Grove Village, has an opening for the following: Entry-level packer positions for 1st and 2nd shift Must be able to lift up to 50lbs+. Apply in person at 1795 Commerce Elk Grove Village IL 60007. NO CALLS EOE M-F-V-D Posting provided by:...
Adecco is currently assisting a local client in their search fill a Warehouse Order Picker Packer job in Mount Joy. This is a temporary to hire opportunity. The Warehouse Order Picker Packer will be responsible for accurately selecting orders, pre-packing orders and conveyor loading. Apply Now if you meet the qualifications listed below! Responsibilities for this Warehouse Order Picker Packer job...
The position is for an Order Fulfillment Packer The work environment is very clean and climate controlled. If you have experience handling tiny parts and lots of packing we would encourage you to apply! Key Job Duties Requirements: Ability to Stand all day (with use of rubber mats) Pulling and Processing orders – nuts and bolts, fasteners, rubber seals etc. MUST be very detail oriented – small par...
Zoo Printing is one of the largest trade printing companies in the United States and we continue to grow every year. We pride ourselves on promoting from within, so there's tons of opportunity to grow with us. If you are passionate, hard working and enjoy a fast moving work environment, apply today. The Packer (Boxer) is responsible for general warehouse duties in a fast-paced environment. No prin...
Our client is seeking an experienced Warehouse Packer for various shifts. We are seeking someone with at least recent 1-2 years experience in a MANUFACTURING (only) warehouse environment. HUGE PLUS if you have driving experience with forklift/tow motor, tow motor (license or certified within a manufacturing environment). You must have these following skills to be considered.math skills, computer i...
Manpower is currently staffing for a Packer/Slitting Operator in Niles, IL!!!! Packer/Slitting Operator - Sort, label, and package finished goods for shipment per customer specifications, quality requirements, and standard practices • Inspect general appearance of finished product • Keep area supplied with necessary packaging materials • Prepare cores for machine operators • Communicate and coordi...
Spartan Staffing, a TrueBlue company specializes in staffing for the manufacturing and logistics industries. Spartan is the employer of choice committed to offering positions for growth and a stable future. We are interested in meeting people to join the Spartan team. We’ll use your skills & attributes to place you in a job that matches your preferences. Guided by our values, we pride ourselves on...
Parts Inspector/Quality Control/Packer: $15.07-$17.66 avg. per hour after training. Applicants should have the ability to lift 40 lbs and work at a production station inspecting and packing small parts in a state of the art air conditioned facility. We have 12 hour shifts available - 7am - 7pm (day) or 7pm - 7am (overnight). All associates must be able to work every other weekend. ASSEMBLY LINE/PR...
Adecco is assisting a local client recruiting for a current Production - Packer positions in Mount Vernon, IN. This opportunity is long-term temporary to hire. As a Production - Packer you will remove vinyl fencing products from molding machines, load skids, wrap and band full skids so it can be transported throughout the plant. If you meet the qualifications listed below please Apply Now! Job Exp...
Company Confidential Midland, 79701
Packer, DV Tools Supervisor and Shop Hands Experienced Packer and DV Tools Service Supervisors, and Shop Hand with fishing experience. Excellent benefits, Salary & Commission BOE. Send resume to ***** or HR Department, P O Box 13625, Odessa, TX 79768...
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Packer - Crater
$14,560.00 - $27,040.00
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Packer - Crater
Prepares products for shipping by preparing and protecting product; building crates.
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Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, May 2006
Builds crates by selecting, measuring, cutting lumber, plastic, or metal using sawing and cutting equipment and hand tools; moving product into place using forklift truck and conveyors.
Protects products by affixing padding and weatherproofing materials; securing product to pallet and crate; preparing truck or railroad bracing.
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