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Packers and Packagers, Hand

Pack or package by hand a wide variety of products and materials.   (O'Net 53-7064.00)

 
Reported job titles:   Agricultural Produce Packer, Ampoule Sealer, Apple Packing Header, Bag Filler, Bag Loader, Bag Sealer, Bagger, Band Shover, Bandoleer Packer, Barrel Filler, Batt Packer, Bin Filler, Binder and Wrapper Packer, Blueprint Trimmer, Book Packer, Bottling Line Attendant, Box Order Person, Box Packer, Boxer, Bulb Packer, Bulk Filler, Bulker, Bundle Packer, Bundle Person, Bundle Tier, Bundle Wrapper, Bundler, Burlap Roll Coverer, Burlapper, Butcherette, Butter Wrapper, Caddy Packer, Cake Icer and Packer, Cake Wrapper, Can Top Setter, Candy Packer, Card Boxer, Carrier Packer, Carton Wrapper, Case Filler, Case Folder, Case Liner, Case Packer, Case Sealer, Caser, Cellophane Worker, Cellophaner, Checker and Packer, Cheese Wrapper, Cigar Packer, Cigar Wrapper, Citrus Fruit Packer, Cloth Bolt Bander, Cloth Packer, Consolidator, Container Filler, Cooky Packer, Core Loader, Cotton Tier, Courtesy Clerk, Crate Liner, Crater, Crater and Packer, Crucible Packer, Cube Machine Tender, Curing Pickling Packer, Dental Floss Packer, Egg Caser, Egg Crater, Egg Packer, Electric Blanket Packer, Export Packer, Fancy Packer, Fish Egg Packer, Fish Packer, Floor Worker, Floorperson, Foil Wrapper, Food Handler, Food Packer, Fruit Packer, Furniture Crater, Furniture Packer, Gift Basket Packer, Gift Packer, Gift Wrapper, Glove Wrapper, Gold Leaf Laborer, Grain Packer, Grain Sacker, Greens Tier, Grocery Bagger, Grocery Packer, Grocery Store Bagger, Grocery Store Courtesy Clerk, Hand Bander, Hand Packager, Hand Packer, Hand Packer/Packager, Hand Plug Shaper, Hand Singer, Handkerchief Folder, Handkerchief Sample Clerk, Heel Packer, Hogshead Filler, Hosiery Bagger, Icer, Inserter, Inspector Packer, Inspector-Packer, Issue Clerk, Jack Prizer, Kit Assembler, Knockdown Man, Knockdown Worker, Laborer, Line Out Man, Line Out Worker, Linen Folder, Linen Supply Load-Builder, Linker, Load Builder, Locker Plant Attendant, Machine Operator, Machine Pack Assembler, Material Handler, Meat Packager, Meat Packer, Meat Wrapper, Mini Shifter, Mophead Trimmer and Wrapper, Nip Wrapper, Nuts and Bolts Assembler, Olive Packer, Operator, Order Packer, Order Packer or Packager, Order Picker, Pack Out Operator, Package Liner, Package Maker, Package Sealer, Package Wrapper, Packager, Packager or Packer and Weigher, Packer, Packer and Carry Out, Packer Fuser, Packer-Fuser, Packing Clerk, Packing Line Worker, Packing Room Worker, Palletizer, Paper Pattern Folder, Parcel Wrapper, Pastry Wrapper, Picker and Packer, Pill Packer, Plastic Bubble Packer, Poultry Dressing Worker, Poultry Packer, Pretzel Packer, Primer Boxer, Prizer, Prizer Hand, Produce Wrapper, Repack Room Worker, Repacker, Rope Tier, Rosin Barrel Filler, Sacker, Sample Wrapper, Sampler, Sandwich Wrapper, Sausage Linker, Sausage Stringer, Sausage Wrapper, Seed Packer, Selector Packer, Shake Packer, Shallot Packer, Shingle Packer, Shingle Weaver, Shipping Clerk, Shipping Clerk, Crating, Shipping Clerk, Packing, Shoe Packer, Shot Bagger, Shrimp Packer, Singer, Snuff Box Finisher, Table Worker, Packager, Tie Up Worker, Tier, Timber Packer, Tobacco Prizer, Toy Packer, Tube Wrapper, Utility Bagger, Utility Technician, Vegetable Packer, Warehouse Worker, Wiener Packer, Wool Sacker, Wrapper, Wrapper Off, Wrapping Clerk, Yarn Packer, Yarn Wrapper
 
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    Wages
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     Location Pay
    Period
    2016
    Percentile Wages Average
    Wage
    10% 25% 50%
    Median
    75% 90%
     Vermont Hourly $ 9.76   $ 10.37   $ 11.61   $ 13.74   $ 16.21   $ 12.39  
    Yearly $20,300   $21,570   $24,140   $28,580   $33,720   $25,780  
     
     Burlington-South Burlington, VT Metropolitan NECTA Hourly $ 9.75   $ 10.33   $ 11.60   $ 13.73   $ 15.28   $ 12.34  
    Yearly $20,270   $21,480   $24,120   $28,560   $31,790   $25,660  
     
     Southern Vermont Balance of State Hourly $ 9.68   $ 10.08   $ 11.29   $ 13.02   $ 16.36   $ 12.02  
    Yearly $20,140   $20,970   $23,490   $27,080   $34,020   $25,000  
     
     Northern Vermont Balance of State Hourly $ 10.16   $ 10.88   $ 12.09   $ 14.58   $ 17.51   $ 13.07  
    Yearly $21,120   $22,630   $25,140   $30,330   $36,420   $27,180  
     
    What are Percentile Wages?
    source: Occupational Employment Statistics, Vermont Labor Market Information, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, released April 2017.
     


    Employment Trends
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    Location Employment Annual % change
    (compounded)
    Annual job openings
    (due to growth and
    net replacements)
    2014 2024
    Vermont 990 1,003 0.1% 27
    source: Employment Projections, Vermont Economic & Labor Market Information, in cooperation with U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, statewide estimates released July 2016.
     


    Industries of Employment
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    Industry Percent of Total
    2014
    Administrative and support services 22.2%
    Food and beverage stores 21.4%
    Food manufacturing 10.2%
    Merchant wholesalers, nondurable goods 7.2%
    Warehousing and storage 6.6%
    source: Employment Projections, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, National Employment Matrix, released July 2016.
     


    Tasks
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  • Load materials and products into package processing equipment.
     
  • Clean containers, materials, supplies, or work areas, using cleaning solutions and hand tools.
     
  • 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.
     
  • Place or pour products or materials into containers, using hand tools and equipment, or fill containers from spouts or chutes.
     
  • 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.
     
    source: Occupational Information Network: Packers and Packagers, Hand  updated July 2011
     


    Knowledge
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  • 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.
     
  • 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.
     
  • Production and Processing - Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods.
     
  • Public Safety and Security - Knowledge of relevant equipment, policies, procedures, and strategies to promote effective local, state, or national security operations for the protection of people, data, property, and institutions.
     
    source: Occupational Information Network: Packers and Packagers, Hand  updated July 2011
     


    Skills
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  • Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
     
    source: Occupational Information Network: Packers and Packagers, Hand  updated July 2011
     


    Abilities
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  • 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).
     
  • Static Strength - The ability to exert maximum muscle force to lift, push, pull, or carry objects.
     
  • Trunk Strength - The ability to use your abdominal and lower back muscles to support part of the body repeatedly or continuously over time without 'giving out' or fatiguing.
     
  • Oral Comprehension - The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
     
  • Oral Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
     
  • Problem Sensitivity - The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
     
  • Speech Recognition - The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person.
     
    source: Occupational Information Network: Packers and Packagers, Hand  updated July 2011
     


    Work Activities
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  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates - Providing information to supervisors, co-workers, and subordinates by telephone, in written form, e-mail, or in person.
     
  • Getting Information - Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources.
     
  • Performing General Physical Activities - Performing physical activities that require considerable use of your arms and legs and moving your whole body, such as climbing, lifting, balancing, walking, stooping, and handling of materials.
     
  • Handling and Moving Objects - Using hands and arms in handling, installing, positioning, and moving materials, and manipulating things.
     
  • Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships - Developing constructive and cooperative working relationships with others, and maintaining them over time.
     
  • Monitor Processes, Materials, or Surroundings - Monitoring and reviewing information from materials, events, or the environment, to detect or assess problems.
     
  • Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events - Identifying information by categorizing, estimating, recognizing differences or similarities, and detecting changes in circumstances or events.
     
  • Inspecting Equipment, Structures, or Material - Inspecting equipment, structures, or materials to identify the cause of errors or other problems or defects.
     
  • Training and Teaching Others - Identifying the educational needs of others, developing formal educational or training programs or classes, and teaching or instructing others.
     
  • Assisting and Caring for Others - Providing personal assistance, medical attention, emotional support, or other personal care to others such as coworkers, customers, or patients.
     
    source: Occupational Information Network: Packers and Packagers, Hand  updated July 2011
     


    Interests
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  • Realistic - Realistic occupations frequently involve work activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions. They often deal with plants, animals, and real-world materials like wood, tools, and machinery. Many of the occupations require working outside, and do not involve a lot of paperwork or working closely with others.
     
    source: Occupational Information Network: Packers and Packagers, Hand  updated June 2008
     


    Work Styles
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  • Cooperation - Job requires being pleasant with others on the job and displaying a good-natured, cooperative attitude.
     
  • Integrity - Job requires being honest and ethical.
     
  • Dependability - Job requires being reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling obligations.
     
  • Self Control - Job requires maintaining composure, keeping emotions in check, controlling anger, and avoiding aggressive behavior, even in very difficult situations.
     
  • Independence - Job requires developing one's own ways of doing things, guiding oneself with little or no supervision, and depending on oneself to get things done.
     
  • Concern for Others - Job requires being sensitive to others' needs and feelings and being understanding and helpful on the job.
     
  • Attention to Detail - Job requires being careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks.
     
  • Social Orientation - Job requires preferring to work with others rather than alone, and being personally connected with others on the job.
     
  • Stress Tolerance - Job requires accepting criticism and dealing calmly and effectively with high stress situations.
     
  • Achievement/Effort - Job requires establishing and maintaining personally challenging achievement goals and exerting effort toward mastering tasks.
     
    source: Occupational Information Network: Packers and Packagers, Hand  updated July 2011
     


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    No state licenses listed for this occupation.
     


    Education and Training Requirements
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  • Job Zone Two: Some Preparation Needed
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  • Education: These occupations usually require a high school diploma.
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  • Training: Employees in these occupations need anywhere from a few months to one year of working with experienced employees. A recognized apprenticeship program may be associated with these occupations.
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  • Experience: Some previous work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is usually needed. For example, a teller would benefit from experience working directly with the public.
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    source: Occupational Information Network: Packers and Packagers, Hand  updated July 2011
     


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