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How to become a Packer

There are no specific educational qualifications to work as a packer. However, you can start work with a retail, distribution or manufacturing company as a packer through a warehouse operative intermediate apprenticeship. You can also apply directly for packer jobs. Companies may, however, ask you to complete an assessment to verify your practical skills before you are employed.

What skills help Packers find jobs?

  • Warehouse Experience
  • Packaging
  • RF Scanner
  • Manufacturing
  • Order Fulfillment
  • Forklift
  • Basic Math
  • Order Picking
  • Heavy Lifting
  • Warehouse Distribution Experience
  • Picking and Packing
  • Pallet Jack Experience

Career progression for Packer

Education levels for Packers

0%0%0%1%99%Doctoral DegreeMaster's DegreeAssociate's DegreeBachelor's DegreeHigh School Diploma or GED

Based on the requirements of Packer 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 experience20k21k22k23k24kAnnual salary in USD

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

Common qualifications for Packers

  • Forklift Certification
  • Driver's License
  • Food Safety Certification
  • Pallet Jack Certification
  • CDL B
  • CDL
  • Food Handler Certification
  • Non-CDL Class C
  • Hazardous Waste Operations & Emergency Response Training
  • HACCP Certification
  • MCP
  • COTA
Frequently asked questions
Common questions about career advices for a Packer

What skills should I list on my resume when applying for a packer job?

You can list the following skills on your resume when you apply for a packer job:

  • Capacity to work well with others
  • Ability to be calm in stressful conditions and under work pressure
  • Ability to work without supervision
  • Capacity to work as a team to achieve projects
  • Good customer service skills
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What are the job responsibilities of a picker and a packer?

As a picker or packer in a warehouse, you have a duty to accurately retrieve goods that have been ordered, tightly wrap them and prepare them for shipment. In small warehouses, one person can do both jobs of picking and packing. In bigger warehouses, workers can rotate picking and packing duties.

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What are the basic academic qualifications to work as a packer?

There are no basic academic qualifications to work as a packer. However, some companies may require you to complete their intermediate apprenticeship program. Some companies may also ask you to take an assessment test to verify the skills you have to work as a packer.

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