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Packers and Packagers, Hand

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Pack or package by hand a wide variety of products and materials.

    Work Activities
    • Record product, packaging, and order information on specified forms and records.
    • Examine and inspect containers, materials, and products to ensure that packing specifications are met.
    • Measure, weigh, and count products and materials.
    • Mark and label containers, container tags, or products, using marking tools.
    • Load materials and products into package processing equipment.
    • Place or pour products or materials into containers, using hand tools and equipment, or fill containers from spouts or chutes.
    • Clean containers, materials, supplies, or work areas, using cleaning solutions and hand tools.
    • Remove completed or defective products or materials, placing them on moving equipment, such as conveyors, or in specified areas, such as loading docks.
    • Transport packages to customers' vehicles.
    • Assemble, line, and pad cartons, crates, and containers, using hand tools.
    • Obtain, move, and sort products, materials, containers, and orders, using hand tools.
    • Seal containers or materials, using glues, fasteners, nails, and hand tools.
    • Monitoring

      Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.

    • Active Listening

      Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.

    • Coordination

      Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.

    Applied Math
    Workplace Documents
    Graphic Literacy
    • Manual Dexterity

      The ability to quickly move your hand, your hand together with your arm, or your two hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble objects.

    • Multilimb Coordination

      The ability to coordinate two or more limbs (for example, two arms, two legs, or one leg and one arm) while sitting, standing, or lying down. It does not involve performing the activities while the whole body is in motion.

    • Near Vision

      The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).

    • Customer and Personal Service

      Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.

    • English Language

      Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

    • Administration and Management

      Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.

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    • Ohio Annual Salary $26,210/yr
    • Typical Salary
    • Ohio Hourly Wage $12.60/hr
    • Typical Hourly Wage
    Ohio Employment Trends
    • Currently Employed 41,660
    • Yearly Projected Openings 6,550
    Typical Education
    Realistic: People interested in this work like activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions. They do well at jobs that need:
    • Cooperation
    • Integrity
    • Dependability
    • Self Control
    • Independence
    • Concern for Others
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