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Packers weigh, wrap, seal and label chocolate, fruit, vegetables, meat, seafood and other products.
Weighs, wraps, seals and labels chocolate products.
Fills and seals containers with products, such as food, beverages, paints, oils and lotions, and packages the filled containers.
Specialisations: Bottling Attendant, Cannery Worker, Labelling Machine Operator
Weighs, wraps, seals and labels fruit and vegetables.
Weighs, wraps, seals and labels meat and meat products.
Weighs, wraps, seals and labels seafood products.
Includes Biscuit Packer, Bread Packer, Cheese Packer, Egg Packer
Earnings are for full-time workers before tax, excluding superannuation. Earnings are a guide only and can vary greatly.
Likely change in the number of jobs over the next 5 years, based on the Department of Employment projections.
Skill Level is the education or training usually needed to do well in this job. Relevant experience is sometimes viewed just as highly.
Employment Size is the number of people who work in this job in Australia.
An above average unemployment rate shows people who do this job are more likely to be out of work than people who do other jobs.
Full-time workers usually work 35 hours or more a week (in all their jobs combined).
This is a very large occupation employing 65,300 workers. Over the past 5 years the number of jobs has grown strongly.Little change in the number of jobs is expected in the future. New jobs and turnover from workers leaving may create between 25,001 and 50,000 job openings over the 5 years to 2020.
A Year 10 Certificate, Certificate I, or a short period of on-the-job training is sometimes needed, but is not necessary to work in this job. Around one in three workers have Years 11 and 10 as their highest level of education.
If you are interested in this style of work, there are a wide range of training options available that could lead to this or a similar job. The pathway that is right for you will depend on your skills and interests.
It is a good idea to speak to industry bodies, employers, and workers to learn more about the skills and qualifications you will need.
Employers look for Packers who are reliable, hardworking and can work well in a team.
The topics, subjects, or knowledge areas workers rate as most important are shown below.
Raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and ways of making and distributing goods.
Machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.
English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.
Customer and personal services. This includes understanding customer needs, providing good quality service, and measuring customer satisfaction.
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Learn about the daily activities, and physical and social demands faced by workers. Explore the values and work styles that workers rate as most important.
The work activities workers rate as most important are shown below.
Operate machines or processes either directly or using controls (not including computers or vehicles).
Using hands and arms in handling, installing, positioning, and moving materials, and manipulating things.
Inspecting equipment, structures, or materials for errors, problems or defects.
Checking objects, actions, or events, keeping an eye out for problems.
Comparing objects, actions, or events, looking for differences between them or changes over time.