Packer Jobs

Packer jobs pack a variety of items for distribution. Packer jobs use a selection of packing methods to contain and protect items so that it can be transported safely. The particular method packer jobs use depends upon the type of item, its value, where it is being sent and how it will be despatched.

Packer jobs may work for warehouses within manufacturers, wholesalers, retail shops, department stores, mail order operations or some packer jobs may work for charities.

Some packer jobs operate machines that do the packing work for the packers,the packers will be responsible for loading the machine with raw materials, the packer jobs will then put the items in boxes and then attach the labels.

Some packer jobs deal with raw materials include paper, cardboard, tissue paper and bubble wrap. In some cases packer jobs may also have to group together different garments in accordance with a delivery note, and then the packers weigh and label the final packaging.

Packer jobs usually work 37 to 40 hours a week, although most packer jobs shift work patterns vary. Packer jobs might have to work shifts, including weekends or nights. Part-time work is common for packer jobs.

Salaries for packer jobs range from £9,000 for new packer jobs, to £18,000 for experienced packer jobs.

A packer should enjoy practical work, be careful, methodical and able to follow instructions, packer jobs should be nimble-fingered for some jobs, write clearly if the job involves writing packaging labels and work well as part of a team.

Although no particular qualifications are needed for packer jobs, it is helpful to have some Key Skills qualifications, GCSEs/S grades or GNVQs/GSVQs. English, maths and practical subjects are useful.

Packer jobs can work towards NVQs/SVQs Levels 1 and 2 in Packaging Operations.

Packer jobs may progress to supervisor or chargehand, or move into other areas of work such as machining or quality control inspection.

Contact the Freight & Logistics Division Team

Email the Freight & Logistics Division at freight@stafffinders.co.uk.

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