Packer

Pack wrapped or packaged tobacco products.
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Quick Stats


Outlook
Good

Salary Range
$16,000 – $32,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Packers do?

Packs wrapped or packaged tobacco products into cartons or packs filled cartons in shipping containers: Examines tobacco products for defects, such as excess moisture in chewing tobacco plugs, loosely sealed wrappers, coupons, or labels, or misplaced stamps. Seals and loads container onto handtruck or skid or onto conveyor leading to case-sealing machine or shipping room. May form shipping container or attach label onto container. May weigh product to verify accuracy of packing machine scales. May hand stamp or stencil identifying information on cartons or shipping containers. May be designated according to product packed as Cut-Plug Packer; Smoking-Tobacco Packer, Hand; Twist Packer. Workers who tend machines to package products are classified under CARTON-PACKAGING-MACHINE OPERATOR.


Should I be a 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.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.

  • Also known as: Apple Packer, Apricot Packer, Avocado Packer, Bait Packer, Batt Packer, Bin Packer, Book Packer, Box Packer See More

    How to become a Packer

    Most 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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