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.
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...
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. Job Description: The Boxer (Packer) will be responsible for general warehouse duties in a fast-pace...
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...
WANTED: PACKER DRIVER, ROLL OFF DRIVER & HELPERS Riverside Disposal is a locally owned and operated garbage company. Due to rapid growth we are currently hiring drivers and helpers for residential trash routes and roll off work. We are seeking dedicated, dependable and experienced Class B CDL drivers that can help take our service to the next level. If you thrive in a fast-paced environment and ha...
Randstad is currently hiring for skilled Picker and Packers looking for temporary and temp-perm opportunities for top companies located in the Howard and Anne Arundel County area. As the 2nd largest staffing agency in the world, we match strong Picker and Packers with the top companies in the Manufacturing and Logistics industry. We currently have several Picker and Packers positions open that are...
TS Staffing Services, Inc,, A Division of Corporate Resource Services Company Santa Fe Springs, CA, 90670
Picker, Packer, QC Inspector, Loaders, Unloaders, Warehouse, Clamp Drivers, Customer Service Rep - Growing 3rd Party Logistics Companyhas 60 immediate full-time openings in the Santa Fe Springs, CA area. This company receives clothing and repackages it for shipment. PLEASE APPLY IN PERSON ON SATURDAY, JULY 26. (See Below For Address) You do NOT need to speak English to apply. WE ARE IMMEDIATELY HI...
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General Experienced Packer Hand Needed Must have at least 1 year experience, Great Pay, Serious Inquiries Only! Please Call 817- 992-8665....
Production Line Assembly Worker, Assembler, Packer - Growing Developer of leading power-train technologies that improve fuel economy, emissions, and performance seeks 20 production line assembly workers to assemble, inspect, and package automobile parts at their Dixon, IL facility. These are full-time, temp-to-hire positions where you will earn $9.50 to $10 an hour, based upon your shift. There is...
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: Sun. Mon. Tues. and every other Saturday - 6pm to 6am * All training will be completed on 1st sh...
Packer/Inspector $10.00 p/h Portage The QTI Group is a privately owned human resources and staffing organization. Specializing in the placement of industrial, administrative, professional and executive talent, we partner with you to understand your career goals and advise you on opportunities. Our wide reaching network lets us offer you more choices at all skill levels with flexible placement opti...
Picker Packer Location: Pittsburgh, PA Type: Full Time, with possibility of overtime Days: Monday-Friday Hours: 7:30AM – 4PM Do you have a license and a car? Warehouse experience? We are looking for reliable, motivated, and honest employees to join our team of warehouse workers and it could be YOU! Who you’ll be/what you'll be doing: Picking and packing (manual – no scanners) Preparing orders for...
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...
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...
PICKER / PACKER Weekly paychecks • Health Care • Other Great Benefits OVER 100 PICK/PACK ASSOCIATES NEEDED IN Lewisville. LOCAL FRAGRANCE COMPANY IS LOOKING FOR DEPENDABLE ASSOCIATES TO PICK ORDERS AND PACK ORDERS FOR SHIPPING. 1ST SHIFT PAYS 9.50 AND 2ND SHIFT PAYS 10.00 THIS IS A CLIMANTE CONTROLLED FACILITY AND POSITIONS ARE LONG TERM!! Are you looking for a new job? If so, we may have what you...
Manpower is currently recruiting a Picker/Packer for a well-established and growing local client in the Amsterdam, NY area. This is a 3rd shift temporary opportunity with the potential to become permanent for the right candidate. This position will be paying between $9.00 and $10.00 per hour. Duties will include: -Picking and packing -Pulling orders -Packaging and labeling small envelopes and boxe...
ManpowerGroup is currently seeking a Packer to help support our client's team. This is a temporary assignment that will last approximately six months. Description/Comment: • Must be able to lift 50 lbs • Perform tasks including the coordinating and movement of materials between factories, processing departments and other factory locations • Hours: 8:00am to 5:00pm In order to be contacted, in addi...
Look to Spartan If you’re ready for a rewarding job in manufacturing and logistics, you’ll find it at Spartan. We’ll match you with the perfect assignment, with great potential for a long term temp hire position. Contact Spartan today. We’re looking for people just like you. We have openings for a Feeder Packer position in the St. Paul, MN area! This is an excellent temp to hire position with a gr...
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...
PRIMARY FUNCTION Packer General Labor Warehouse Job Amsterdam, NY Adecco staffing is currently assisting one of our local clients to immediately fill warehouse opportunities in the Amsterdam, NY area. There are multiple warehouse shifts available (3 or 4 days a week, nights, or weekends). These Packer openings are for a long-term temporary opportunity. Candidates will assume a variety of responsib...
Are you a motivated, energetic hard-worker seeking a job? If so, Adecco has a position for you as an Warehouse - Order Picker/Packer - Warehouse Stocker at our client located in St. Charles, MO! We are looking for experienced order pickers and packers. Job responsibilities for the Warehouse - Order Picker/Packer - Warehouse Stocker include but are not limited to picking and packing orders, general...
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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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Keeps supplies ready by inventorying crating stock; requesting required supplies.
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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