A warehouse packer is responsible for stacking and piling goods into their correct containers and preparing them for shipment using various equipment. They clean and prepare boxes before placing goods in them and pack them following a specific set of instructions. They also check to ensure containers are damage-free and verify if items pulled out of the package are correct. Warehouse packers earn a median sum of $12 per hour, which amounts to $25,000 a year.
A warehouse packer primarily prepares items for shipping by weighing, labelling, and packing them into shipping containers. They build the boxes or pallets for shipment and place the packaged orders in the correct distribution area. They then scan those items or manually update the inventory system. Packers tag the containers with marking tools and remove defective products or materials, placing them on moving equipment such as conveyors or in specified areas such as loading docks.
A warehouse packer typically holds a high school diploma or its equivalent. They are expected to have a warehouse or shipping experience. Some employers prefer candidates to operate an electric pallet jack or forklift and stand for long periods and lift to 50 lbs.