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Packers and Packagers, Hand

Pack or package by hand a wide variety of products and materials.

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    Work Activities

    Work Activities

    • Examine and inspect containers, materials, or products to ensure that product quality and packing specifications are met.
    • Measure, weigh, and count products and materials.
    • Remove completed or defective products or materials, placing them on moving equipment, such as conveyors, or in specified areas, such as loading docks.
    • Record product, packaging, and order information on specified forms and records.
    • Seal containers or materials, using glues, fasteners, nails, and hand tools.
    • Assemble, line, and pad cartons, crates, and containers, using hand tools.
    • Obtain, move, and sort products, materials, containers, and orders, using hand tools.
    • Place or pour products or materials into containers, using hand tools and equipment, or fill containers from spouts or chutes.
    • Mark and label containers, container tags, or products, using marking tools.
    • Load materials and products into package processing equipment.
    • Transport packages to customers' vehicles.
    • Clean containers, materials, supplies, or work areas, using cleaning solutions and hand tools.

    Skills

    • Monitoring

      Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.

    • Active Listening

      Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.

    • Critical Thinking

      Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.

    WorkKeys®

    Applied Math
    0
    Workplace Documents
    3
    Graphic Literacy
    3

    Abilities

    • Near Vision

      The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).

    • Problem Sensitivity

      The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.

    • Trunk Strength

      The ability to use your abdominal and lower back muscles to support part of the body repeatedly or continuously over time without 'giving out' or fatiguing.

    Knowledge

    • Production and Processing

      Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods.

    • Customer and Personal Service

      Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.

    • English Language

      Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

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    Pay

    • Ohio Annual Salary 27800/yr
    • Typical Salary
    • Ohio Hourly Wage 13.36/hr
    • Typical Hourly Wage

    Ohio Employment Trends

    • Currently Employed 30,040
    • Yearly Projected Openings 4,170

    Typical Education

    Personality

    Realistic: 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

    Tools

    • Strapping dispenser
    • Staplers
    • Staple guns
    • Form or fill or seal machinery
    • Box sealing tape dispensers

    Technology

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    • Inventory management software
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    • Data base user interface and query software
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