Packers and Packagers, Hand:

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

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About the Job

Indiana Average Salary $23,520.00
Average Time to Fill 25 days
Typical Education High school equivalency
Typical Experience None
10 Year Projected Openings (2016-2026) 26,934
10 Year Expected Percentage Change (2016-2026) 7.54 %

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Skills Profile

Essential (Soft) Skills

Essential Skills to Employers

Attention to Detail
Work Ethic
Resource Allocation
Information Gathering
Following Directions

Top Job Duties and Responsibilities

Handling and Moving Objects

Set-up specialized rigging
Load materials into equipment for processing
Load/unload material, products, or workpieces into or from machinery or equipment
Wrap products for preservation, protection, safety, and stability
Package goods for shipment or storage

Performing General Physical Activities

Move heavy objects in industrial, production, or manufacturing environments
Stack containers, materials, or products
Move materials, equipment, or supplies
Carry equipment, luggage, or cases
Remove debris or damaged materials
Clean work areas
Load/Unload containers, materials, or products

Inspecting Equipment, Structures, or Material

Inspect food, meat, or meat products
Inspect industrial, production, or manufacturing related work products to verify conformance with quality and standards
Perform industrial, production, or manufacturing related safety inspection

Estimating the Quantifiable Characteristics of Products, Events, or Information

Perform industrial, production, or manufacturing related measurements
Weigh materials to ensure compliance with specifications
Weigh industrial, production, or manufacturing related products or materials
Measure items or parcels

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Booster Skills & Certifications

Job Seekers possessing booster skills & certifications, such as those listed below, added to core skills are more marketable, harder to find and expensive to hire.

Hard to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be hard to fill. These skills and certifications make a job seeker more in demand because the skills are not widely available.

Expensive to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be expensive to fill. Job seekers with these skills and certifications are likely to earn more money.

Skill or Certification Certi - fication Hard to Fill Expensive to Fill
Machine Operation
Product Inspection
Equipment Moving
Occupational Health and Safety
Materials Packing
Manual Dexterity

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