Package handler

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How to become a Package Handler

To work as a package handler, you must:

  1. Have at least a high school diploma.
  2. Possess a valid driver's license.
  3. Have an excellent driving record.
  4. Be physically fit and have the ability to lift heavy loads.
  5. Have strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  6. Have the right knowledge and the ability to use the various manual and automated machines..
  7. Have the ability to follow instructions as given by supervisors.
Source: The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)

What skills help Package Handlers find jobs?

  • Delivery Driver Experience
  • Warehouse Distribution Experience
  • Forklift
  • Warehouse Experience
  • Load & Unload
  • Human Resources
  • Heavy Lifting
  • Packaging
  • Shipping & Receiving
  • Go
  • Clerical Experience
  • Order Fulfillment

Career progression for Package Handler

Education levels for Package Handlers

0%1%1%98%Master's DegreeAssociate's DegreeBachelor's DegreeHigh School Diploma or GED

Based on the requirements of Package Handler job openings on Indeed in the United States within the last three years.

Expected salary by experience

0-44-88-1212-1616-2020-24Years of experience21k22k23k24k25kAnnual salary in USD

Based on resume data from Indeed users who reported working as a Package Handler in the United States within the last three years.

Common qualifications for Package Handlers

  • CDL
  • ASA
  • IATA Certification
  • Forklift Certification
  • Driver's License
  • Class D
  • Non-CDL Class C
  • OSHA 30
  • Hazmat Endorsement
  • TWIC Card
  • CDL A
  • EPA Universal Certification
Common questions about career advices for a Package Handler

What are the main duties of a package handler?

The main duties of a package handler are:

  • Making sure there is successful transfer and delivery of goods to their respective destinations
  • Operating heavy machinery
  • Loading and unloading goods into trucks
  • Handling manual or automated machines
  • Making sure documents are kept safe
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