Agricultural Produce Packer

Pack agricultural produce for storage or shipment.
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Salary Range
$16,000 – $32,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Agricultural Produce Packers do?

Packs agricultural produce, such as bulbs, fruits, nuts, eggs, and vegetables, for storage or shipment, performing any combination of following duties: Lines box, barrel, basket, carton, or crate with treated paper, cardboard, excelsior, or prepared padding, or inserts paper trays or separators in container. Places rows of produce in layers in containers, and inserts excelsior, shredded cellophane, or paper trays after each layer and over top layer of produce, or scoops produce into container. Wraps produce in treated paper, foil, or plastic film wrap before placing produce in container. Packs exposed top layer of produce, arranging produce in successive rows in container. Positions basket liner upside down over ring of produce on pallet and fills basket liner with specified amount of produce. Places basket upside down over filled liner on pallet. Pushes basket and pallet over conveyor rollers onto table of turning frame, clamps basket and pallet in place, and moves lever to turn basket upright. Fits lid on container and nails, wires, or tapes in place. Stamps grade, brand, and date of packing on container. Washes and trims produce, such as lettuce and carrots, preparatory to packing, working in warehouse or on harvesting machine in field. Sorts produce according to size, color, and grade before packing. May weigh packed produce and add or remove produce from container to obtain specified weight. May be designated Apple Packer; Basket Turner; Face-And-Fill Packer; Lettuce Trimmer; Ring Packer; Topper Packer; Apricot Packer; Avocado Packer; Boxer; Capper; Cherry Packer; Citrus-Fruit Packer; Crater; Crate Tier; Culled-Fruit Packer; Egg Packer; Fruit Packer, Face-And-Fill; Fruit Packer, Wrap-And-Place; Header; Lidder; Make-Up Market Worker, Truck Garden; Melon Packer; Mushroom Packer; Pear Packer; Plant Packer; Plant Wrapper; Plum Packer; Ring Facer; Seed Packer; Tobacco Packer; Tree Wrapper.

Should I be an Agricultural Produce Packer?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Helpful: You always keep an eye out for what other people need.
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.

  • Also known as: Packer, Agricultural Produce

    How to Become an
    Agricultural Produce Packer

    Most Agricultural Produce Packers have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9raaaa&chl=no+college+%2878%25%29|certificate+%2822%25%29||||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,78,78
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