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Packers & Packagers, Hand

Also called: Bagger, Packager, Packer, Selector Packer

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What they do:
Pack or package by hand a wide variety of products and materials.
On the job, you would:
  • Examine and inspect containers, materials, or products to ensure that product quality and packing specifications are met.
  • Measure, weigh, and count products and materials.
  • Record product, packaging, and order information on specified forms and records.

Knowledge

Manufactured or Agricultural Goods
  • manufacture and distribution of products
Business
  • customer service
Arts and Humanities
  • English language

Skills

Basic Skills
  • keeping track of how well people and/or groups are doing in order to make improvements
People and Technology Systems
  • thinking about the pros and cons of different options and picking the best one

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:
  • Attention to Detail
  • Cooperation
  • Integrity
  • Dependability
  • Initiative
  • Adaptability/Flexibility

Technology

You might use software like this on the job:

Spreadsheet software
  • Microsoft Excel Hot Technology
Enterprise resource planning ERP software Hot Technology
  • SAP Hot Technology
Office suite software
  • Microsoft Office Hot Technology

Education

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

Get started on your career:

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Job Outlook

Below Average Outlook
New job opportunities are less likely in the future.
Salary
$25,910
$19,510
$38,320
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