Packer Jobs

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

Packers may work for warehouses within manufacturers, wholesalers, retail shops, department stores, mail order operations or some packers may work for charities.

Often there is a requirement to operate machines that do the packing work for you. Packers will be responsible for loading the machine with raw materials, and then put the items in boxes and then attach the labels.

In some cases, packers may also have to group together different garments in accordance with a delivery note and then weigh and label the final packaging.

Requirements to perform Warehouse Packer jobs

Pick Packers are detail-oriented problem solvers who can think quantitatively and notice defects and errors quickly. When problems arise, they must be able to act quickly and decisively. In order to be successful, the Pick Packer also has great communication skills and is able to work as a team member with a wide variety of people in the supply chain.

  • Having basic mathematical abilities
  • Demonstrating verbal and written communication skills
  • Being proficient in basic computer applications
  • Being able to stand for long periods of time and lift heavy objects

Warehouse Packers expected salary and qualifications required

Packers usually work 37 to 40 hours a week, although most packer jobs shift work patterns vary, including weekends or nights. Part-time work is common for packer positions. Hourly rates range from £7.70ph for entry-level packers, to £9.00ph for experienced packers.

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.

You can also work towards NVQs/SVQs Levels 1 and 2 in Packaging Operations. Professionals can progress to supervisor or chargehand, or move into other areas of work such as machining or quality control inspection.

Contact the Warehouse Division Team

Email the Warehouse Division at warehouse@stafffinders.co.uk.

Candidates can submit a CV online using our Register online service.

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