Profession hand packer

Hand packers collect, pack and label goods and materials by hand. They ensure that all goods and materials are packed according to instructions and requirements.

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Personality Type

  • Realistic / Conventional

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. Pckaging machinery and line operations.

Skills

  • Use packaging equipment

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

  • 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.

  • Secure goods according to work orders

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

  • Lift heavy weights

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

  • 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.

  • Follow written instructions

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

  • Comply with checklists

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

Optional knowledge and skills

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