Profession hand packer

Hand packers weigh, pack and label materials and products by hand.

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Personality Type

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Knowledge

  • Types of packaging materials

    Properties of materials that make them suitable for packaging. Conversion of raw materials into packaging materials. Different types of labels and materials used which comply with the correct storage criteria depending on the goods.

  • Packaging processes

    Packaging design and development. Decorating and printing processes executed in packaging. Packaging machinery and line operations.

Skills

  • Secure goods according to work orders

    Fasten bands around stacks or articles, prior to shipment or storage.

  • Follow written instructions

    Follow written directions in order to perform a task or carry out a step-by-step procedure.

  • Use packaging equipment

    Use fastening and packaging tools such as plastic strapping, applicators and adhesives, marking and labelling equipment, and tape.

  • Comply with checklists

    Follow checklists and ensure compliance with all the items included in them.

  • Pack goods

    Pack different kinds of goods such as finished manufactured products or goods in use. Pack goods by hand in boxes, bags and other types of containers.

  • Ensure correct goods labelling

    Ensure that goods are labeled with all necessary labeling information (e.g. legal, technological, hazardous and others) regarding the product. Ensure that labels respects the legal requirements and adhere to regulations.

  • Lift heavy weights

    Lift heavy weights and apply ergonomic lifting techniques to avoid damaging the body.

Optional knowledge and skills

operate voice picking systems pack timber products pack vegetables or fruits pack soap perform packing of footwear and leather goods pack fragile items for transportation pack electronic equipment weigh shipments identify damaged goods before shipment pack stone products pack leather maintain stock control systems