What does a Packer do?
Packers work in warehouse environments and prepare finished products to be packaged and shipped. They’re often assigned specific zones or areas where they retrieve items as needed from inventory stock, check to see that they are in good condition, wrap them securely and safely, and pack them up for shipping. Packers receive invoices that list the necessary items to be placed in the shipments; they retrieve them from inventory and update inventory tallies to reflect items removed.
When a box is ready for shipment, a packer weighs it and ensures the items and shipping information match the invoice. They keep products separated and organized and in good rotation. They monitor products frequently and report problems to mitigate any safety issues. Packers operate various equipment types, including forklifts, wrappers, and dolly loaders, and report any mechanical problems. They follow safety regulations and maintain clean, sanitary, and save work areas, scan and sort outgoing stock, and need a minimum high school diploma, GED, or equivalent and forklift certification within 90 days of starting their job.
“I am hard working and work well in a team and my time keeping is really good”
“Very long hours great if you have no social life.The owners treat you like an idiot.”
“It's a good place to work especially during your holidays and wants to make extra money.”
“Money is great and you don't have to work more than 4 days a week.”
“Good pay with raises and potential to make 30% on top of what you make once you get experienced.”
“No cons it’s just a great place to work you won’t find anywhere better to work”
“£10 hourly pay was good although £10 wasn’t enough to be treated the way you are.”
“No chance of promotion here this is literally a dead end job doing the same exact thing every single time.”
Frequently asked questions about the role and responsibilities of a packer
When working as a packer, the most common skills you will need to perform your job and for career success are English Language, Attention To Detail, Urgency, Computer Literate and Fork Lift.
- Material Handler
- Forklift Operator
- Warehouse Worker
The most common qualifications to become a packer is a minimum of a Bachelor's Degree and an average of 0 - 1 of experience not including years spent in education and/or training.