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.
ConAgra Foods Ogden, UT, 84201
As you know, at ConAgra Foods, we make great food - everyday food - in extraordinary ways, which is why we are creating meaningful career opportunities for the best and the brightest. ConAgra Foods, a leading provider of high quality foods, has openings for Cookie Packers on the swing and graveyard shifts, at their Ogden, Utah Lofthouse Plant. The packer is responsible for properly placing cooki...
Accent Controls, Inc Jacksonville, FL, 32277
Accent Controls, Inc. (ACI) and GENCO are pleased to open the application process for current employees at DLA Distribution Jacksonville, FL....
Vishay Intertechnology Inc Nebraska, PA
PACKER 2 (TWTF) (WSL PACKER 2) USA - Columbus, Nebraska (Manufacturing) (Full-time) (Posted Sep 17 2014) Description SUMMARY OF POSITION: Packing Surface Mount resistors into reels or bulk packages including any of the following product types – WSL, WSLM, WSK, WSC, WSF, and WSH product types. ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: Turns on packing machine. Places reels, cover tape and carrier tape on mac...
Busy distribution company seeking individuals with packing and assembly experience. Entry level candidates are welcomed as well. We are seeking motivated, reliabe, and responsible individuals to add to our team! Qualified Individuals should possess the following skills: -Packing in a production environment -Basic quality checking of the product -Picking orders -Experience working on a assembl...
Large Healthcare Marketing looking for Pick Packers - PREFERABLY with RF GUN Experience. Several Opportunities Available. With RF Gun Experience - $10/hour Without RF Gun Experience - $9/hour RF Gun is a hand-held scanning device that helps pick packers with locating the product using stock numbers, control numbers, etc. This is a FANTASTIC opportunity for a candidate that is looking for temp...
Selector Packer Posting Owens Corning is a Fortune 500 company which has been in business for over 74 years. We are a market leading innovator of glass fiber technology. We have been manufacturing glass fiber insulation in Santa Clara for over 60 years. Our job is to provide a workplace where employees will have the tools and knowledge to personally contribute to a world-class environmental and...
Teel Plastics is now hiring. Must be able to inspect and pack parts. Required to run one complete extrusion line. Responsible for maintaining the condition of the line and the quality of the product that it produces. Must ensure that the product made is to the proper specifications and packages according to the customers’ requirements. Set-up and start up knowledge is required. Requires som...
Packer Location: Wausau, WI 54401 Job Type: Temporary - Full Time Shift: First Shift Job Id: 73981 Base Pay: Competitive Profession: Material Handling Date Posted: 11/21/2014 About the Position: Summary The QTI Group is looking for first shift warehouse packers for a Wausau company. Excellent opportunity to earn a little extra holiday money! Be ready to work in a fast paced environment a...
Description Overview: The Candy Packers primary responsibility is to ensure that all boxes, bags, and containers are packaged to the highest standard for stores and customers. Perform other duties as assigned. Essential Functions: · Follow Food Division Standards and Best Practices · Package boxes, bags, and containers of candy · Shrink wrap packages when needed · Follow proper rotation pat...
Are you looking for consistent work where you can go home feeling proud of what you accomplished that day? Manpower is looking for detail oriented warehouse people that want to deliver a quality product, day in and day out. While working with this reputable Northwest Company, who creates and distributes high quality cosmetic facial products, you can expect to perform the following duties: • Ligh...
We are hiring for Picker/Packers,$9-10/hr and Forklift operators,$11-12/hr in the Greece area. Part-time and full-time work available. Must pass drug and background check and have reliable transportation to be considered. To apply, send resume to post....
CareersUSA, a leader in the staffing industry with over 33 years of experience is recruiting for Picker-Packers and Warehouse workers in Norristown, PA. Our client is seeking reliable and dependable candidates for temporary assignments. Earn $9.00 to $9.15 per hour at these full-time, temporary positions. Work 40 hours per week on 1st and 2nd shifts. Shifts: 1st Shift: 6:45 AM - 3:15 PM 2nd S...
Forklift Operator, Reach Truck Forklift Driver, Order Picker / Packer – Third Party Logistics Warehouse seeks 10 Reach Truck Forklift Operators to pick and pack orders for shipment. You will work at their facility in Bolingbrook, IL and use the forklifts to reach and pick items. These are full-time, temp-to-hire positions where you will earn $13 an hour, based on your shift. Plus, there is Tons o...
Associate will get an online order, he/she is to locate item from bins and fill order. High attention to detail is needed in this role. They need to be able to move at a fast pace, and be able to locate number codes on bin racks as well as on the product to cross reference....
Adecco is assisting our client, Zotos, to immediately fill Picker - Packer - Warehouse jobs in Geneva, NY. As a warehouse associate you will be responsible for performing manual assembly and packing functions as well as placing bottles on the line and assembling kits. Apply now if you meet the qualifications listed below! Responsibilities for the Warehouse job include: • Visual inspection manufa...
We are looking for assembly line packers for a growing manufacturing company in Livermore. This is a great opportunity to earn extra money for the holidays. Duties include labeling, packing, and shipping products. Manufacturing background is preferred. The pay rate is $9.00. This is a day shift and overtime is required....
Candy manufacturer and distributor, headquartered in South San Francisco is seeking packers for the holiday season! It's a great way to earn some extra cash for the holidays! This position consists of manually moving freight, stock and other materials and performing other general labor as needed. No previous experience required! Pay Rate: $10.25/hr. Shift: 2:30pm to 11:10pm Apply today! Posit...
Candy manufacturer and distributor, headquartered in South San Francisco is seeking packers for the holiday season! It is a great way to earn some extra cash for the holidays! This position consists of manually moving freight, stock and other materials and performing other general labor as needed. No previous experience required! Apply today! Positions are filling fast! Go to www.manpowerjobs....
TITLE Packing Department - Packer CATEGORY Production DESCRIPTION Job Title: Packer Reports to: Production Supervisor Status: Non-exempt Job Summary: The packer will work with fellow New French Bakery team members to ensure a high quality product is packaged for our customers. All New French Bakery team members are expected to work with a focus on employee safety, teamwork, product quality...
Production Worker Production Worker - Ready to build something better for yourself? 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. As a full-time e...
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Packer - Crater
$14,560.00 - $27,040.00
Typical Salary for Packer - Crater
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Education / Training
Some College Coursework Completed
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Packer - Crater
Prepares products for shipping by preparing and protecting product; building crates.
Rate of Growth
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Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, May 2006
Identifies product for shipping by verifying customer delivery information; preparing and affixing address stencil.
Plans/designs crates by looking-up standard specifications; analyzing special product requirements.
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