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Packer

Industry: Manufacturing
Area: Supply Chain

Count and pack a variety of parts or products in cartons, cases, or other containers for shipment or storage. Use packing material as necessary to prevent breakage or damage may wrap package and boxes using banding equipment such as strapping, crimper and stapler. Check against packing lists for inclusion of all component parts or completed units; apply special labels or stencils where necessary. May keep records, move pallets to stockroom.

Work Settings

Warehouse, distribution center and/or manufacturing shop floor setting. The average workweek is 40 hours. Shift work and overtime is common. Many manufacturers operate 24 hours/day.

Education

High school diploma or GED

Job Outlook

See US Department of Labor Occupational Outlook Handbook (http://www.bls.gov/oco/home.htm) for latest information

Salary

Average hourly earnings in CNY in 2005 were $10.87/hour.

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