Job Description for Packer
A packer is charged with making sure that a company's shipments are sent to customers with the proper labeling and correct inventory inside the package. They are tasked with wrapping and sealing the shipment once the proper items are inside and ensuring that the package is tagged properly and sent to the correct place, along with being marked with a weight and time-stamped. The packer may work with several different types of packaging, including boxes and clear containers. One of the most important parts of the packer's job is the ability to follow directions and company procedures to eliminate the threat of workplace injuries and ensure packages are sent out accurately. A packer must be able to work in a team setting to meet company and individual goals.Read More...
Packers generally work a physically demanding job and must be able to lift a specific amount of weight as defined by their employer, as well as bend and lift. Much of the packer's time is spent sitting or standing in a warehouse environment.
In general, a packer is required to have a high school diploma or equivalent. While experience in a similar position is often preferred, it is generally not necessary. Some packing jobs require the use of a forklift. Packer jobs also requires mathematical skills to ensure the right amount and cost of products are in the package.
- Package, ship and inspect outgoing packages of goods.
- Record data on shipment of packages both inbound and outbound.
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Amazon.com Inc, Frito-Lay, Inc., Tyson Foods, Inc., Angelica Textiles Corporation, and Dart Container Corporation are leaders in the field that employ a large number of Packers. Those at Frito-Lay, Inc. can expect to make the most, with the company offering a median salary of $34K.
Pay by Experience Level for Packer
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Relatively untried employees who have fewer than five years of experience earn around $24K on average. People who have worked for five to 10 years can expect a higher median salary of $26K. Packers claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $30K. Survey respondents who have worked for more than 20 years actually report somewhat lower incomes of $29K.
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