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Packers & Packagers, Hand

Also called: Packer, Bagger, Selector Packer, Inspector Packer

What they do:
Pack or package by hand a wide variety of products and materials.
On the job, you would:
  • Load materials and products into package processing equipment.
  • Clean containers, materials, supplies, or work areas, using cleaning solutions and hand tools.
  • Record product, packaging, and order information on specified forms and records.

Knowledge

Arts and Humanities
  • English language
Business
  • customer service

Skills

Basic Skills
  • keeping track of how well people and/or groups are doing in order to make improvements
Social
  • changing what is done based on other people's actions

Abilities

Hand and Finger Use
  • hold or move items with your hands
Endurance
  • exercise for a long time without getting out of breath

Personality

People interested in this work like activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions.
They do well at jobs that need:
  • Cooperation
  • Integrity
  • Dependability
  • Self Control
  • Independence
  • Concern for Others

Technology

You might use software like this on the job:

Spreadsheet software
Data base user interface and query software
  • Data entry software
Inventory management software
  • Inventory tracking software

Education

Education: (rated 2 of 5)
high school diploma/GED or
no high school diploma/GED
usually needed

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Job Outlook

Bright Outlook
New job opportunities are very likely in the future.
Salary
$19,910
per year, on average
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