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Occupation Description:
  Pack or package by hand a wide variety of products and materials.
Career Video:
  Video Icon  Packers and Packagers, Hand
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Typical Tasks:
  • Mark and label containers, container tags, or products, using marking tools.
  • Measure, weigh, and count products and materials.
  • Examine and inspect containers, materials, and products to ensure that packing specifications are met.
  • Record product, packaging, and order information on specified forms and records.
  • Remove completed or defective products or materials, placing them on moving equipment, such as conveyors, or in specified areas, such as loading docks.
  • Seal containers or materials, using glues, fasteners, nails, and hand tools.
  • Load materials and products into package processing equipment.
  • Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action..
  • Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems..
  • Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively..
  • Coordination - Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions..
  • Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times..
  • Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents..
  • Judgment and Decision Making - Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one..
  • English Language - Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar..
  • 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..
  • 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..
  • 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..
  • Clerical - Knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures and systems such as word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office procedures and terminology..
  • Economics and Accounting - Knowledge of economic and accounting principles and practices, the financial markets, banking and the analysis and reporting of financial data..
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Education & Training:
  Short-term on-the-job training (short demonstration up to one month)
Wage Information:
Region Average Annual Average Hourly Entry Level (hourly) Mid-Range  (hourly)
Statewide $31,034.00 $14.92 $10.60 $10.81 - $17.94
Bridgeport/Stamford $24,472.00 $11.77 $10.07 $9.99 - $12.26
Danbury $28,415.00 $13.67 $10.79 $10.86 - $15.21
Hartford $32,636.00 $15.69 $10.99 $11.82 - $19.79
New Haven $28,076.00 $13.49 $10.63 $10.88 - $15.11
New London/Norwich $25,406.00 $12.21 $10.35 $10.14 - $13.53
Waterbury $25,950.00 $12.48 $10.89 $10.73 - $13.72
Torrington $28,928.00 $13.91 $10.35 $10.69 - $15.26
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Occupation Outlook:
Region Employment Average Annual Growth Rate Average Annual Job Openings
2014 2024
State of Connecticut 7,030 7,560 0.7% 240
Chart of Growth Rate and Annual Openings   Employment in this occupation is expected to grow faster than average, and the number of annual openings will offer excellent job opportunities.
  N/A = Not Applicable, ***** = Over $60.00 per hour, ##### = Over $124,821
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