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.
Are you a Packing, Packager or have Packing Experience? We may have the right position for you! We are currently recruiting for a large food production plant here in Visalia. As a part time packer/packager your strong safety orientation and physical stamina are critical to the smooth flow of its daily operations. You'll lift, lower and move heavy objects. Your day will be fast-paced and satisfying...
An inclusive, energetic culture. Incredible opportunity. A community-focused company. And one of the most powerful brands in the world. You can expect a lot from a career at Target. About This Opportunity Verifies and packs merchandise from master cartons to store cartons, in quantities more readily sold by the stores. Places individual master cartons on a packing station table Scans labels and pl...
Are you a Packing, Packager or have Packing Experience? Imagine this: you're receiving a steady weekly paycheck from a stable, reputable manufacturer. Your pay is worthy of your hard work and you can depend on a full benefits package. If that's your vision, Manpower has a job opportunity for you. We have 1st, 2nd, and 3rd shifts available. As a full-time employee for our client, you'll play an int...
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...
Bridgewater Chocolate LLC is seeking full time help in our shipping department for a UPS small package picker / packer and shipment receiver. Must be reliable, hard working, detail orientated, efficient and ready to hustle. Some responsibilities include picking material for UPS shipment, packing material for shipment, box making/prepping, labeling, inventory and receiving. Heavy lifting at times....
Manpower is recruiting for several packers to work with a new client located in Washington Township. This is a contract to permanent opportunity. Please see the qualifications below and apply if interested. Position: Packer 2nd Shift C: Sun. Mon. Tues. and every other Saturday - 6pm to 6am 2nd Shift D: Wed. Thurs. Fri. and every other Saturday - 6pm to 6am * All training will be completed on 1st s...
. TAD PGS, INC. is currently seeking a Packer for one of our clients in Independence MO. Job Description: Manually packing ammunition into inner container and inner containers into outer containers. Moving materials, supplies and products by hand truck and/or two wheeled dolly. Performing sorting, inspection, and feeding operations for products and packaging components. Maintaining equipment and w...
CareersUSA, a leader in the staffing industry with over 33 years of experience, has another job opportunity for you. Our clients is seeking Picker Packer / Production Workers / Warehouse Workers in New Holland, PA. Earn $8.00 per hour at these full-time, temporary positions. Work 40 hours per week, Monday - Friday, 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM. Job Description: High volume Shipping/receiving Picking/packing...
ENTRY LEVEL PACKER/HANDLER Benefits after 90 days. Letica offers an excellent benefits package including medical, dental, vision & life insurance. Fax resume to Crystal (302)378-9856 or apply in person Letica Corporation 801 Industrial Dr Middletown, DE 19709...
To perform the Packer role successfully, the following is required: - Ability to lift 25lbs repetitively - Ability to stand for an 8 hour shift - Ability to work overtime and weekends How To Apply: Email resume to: ***** Apply online at www.spartanstaffing.com Call the branch to schedule an appointment: 412-967-7604 Spartan is an equal opportunity employer. Candidates must be...
Schiffs Cash & Carry Scranton, 18508
General ORDER PICKER/ PACKER Full time, picking and packing orders for restaurant customers. Hours of work Mon, Tues, Wed, Fri 5pm-1:30pm, Sat 6am-2:30pm. Come in to fill out an application or download an application at www.myschiffs.com Restaurant Service, Inc. 3410 N. Main Ave. Scranton, A 18508 Listing provided by: The Times-Tribune, Scranton, PA Times-Shamrock Communications Monster Partner Pr...
Opener/Packer ProLogistix Unlike traditional staffing services, we recruit exclusively for logistics employees - and fill all positions within the four walls of your facility. In the past five years we've recorded more than 55 million man-hours in warehouses and distribution centers. And with more than 50 locations in 20 states, we're the nation's largest logistics staffing specialists. Our recrui...
SUMMARY Packages materials and products manually by performing the following duties. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned. Lines, pads, and assembles cartons. Obtains and sorts product. Places properly filled and sealed retail packages into shipping cartons. Closes and seals containers by either using automatic case taper, or by hand. Places pro...
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS (Functions essential to attaining job objectives):* Ensure efficient operation of case packing equipment and case sealer.* Ensure case sealing equipment is supplied with required materials, (e.g., adhesives).* Maintain accurate records and logs as required.* Perform operator-related preventative maintenance duties as required.* Maintain equipment and area cleanliness to ens...
In need of a great packer, able to Palletize and be able to lift up to 35lbs. * Able to work as a packer * Able to label * Able to Palletize * Able to lift up to 35lbs. * Able to sit down the majority of the job assignment * Okay with 4 to 6 hours a day shift. * Pay Rate $9.00 p/hr Please apply @ www.manpowerjobs.com and / or Call (949)756-2111 *****...
AccountAbilities, Inc,, A Division of Corporate Resource Services Company Santa Fe Springs, CA, 90670
Order Picker, Packer, Loaders, Unloaders, Warehouse, General Labor, F/T – Large Logistics Companyhas 10 immediate FULL-TIME openings in the Santa Fe Springs, CA area. This company receives large lots of clothing and repackages it for distribution to various stores. WE ARE HIRING: General Warehouse Workers Order Pullers Packers Loaders and Unloaders These are long-term positions where you will earn...
Look to Spartan If you’re ready for a rewarding job in the clerical, manufacturing and logistics field, you’ll find it at Spartan. We’ll match you with the perfect assignment, with great potential for a long-term position. Contact Spartan today. We’re looking for people just like you. Spartan Staffing is currently hiring a Furniture Packer in Jasper IN. Outstanding opportunity – temporary position...
You can expect a lot from working at Target. An inclusive, enthusiastic team. A company focused on community. A brand that puts guests first. And the fun and flexibility of a job that works for you. About This Opportunity Verifies and packs merchandise from master cartons to store cartons, in quantities more readily sold by the stores. Places individual master cartons on a packing station table Sc...
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...
We are currently recruiting for a Shipping/Packer for a Dayton area client. The ideal candidate would have previous work experience in manufacturing environment, be computer literate, possess experience preparing skids for shipment, using overhead crane and operating a forklift. This is a first shift position with primary hours of 7am to 3pm with potential OT. The pay rate is $12.00/hr. This is an...
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Packer - Crater
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Packer - Crater
Prepares products for shipping by preparing and protecting product; building crates.
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Determines packing requirements from specifications, blueprints, oral instructions and the knowledge of items to be shipped and shipping conditions; Inspects items to determine size and shape of container, materials to be used, and types of supports and braces to be used.
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.
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