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PACKERS AND PACKAGERS, HAND
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Occupation Description:
 
  Pack or package by hand a wide variety of products and materials.
 
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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.
 
Skills:
 
 
  • 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..
 
Knowledge:
 
 
  • 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 $33,159.00 $15.94 $11.27 $11.61 - $19.64
Bridgeport/Stamford $25,742.00 $12.38 $10.85 $10.62 - $12.74
Danbury $29,533.00 $14.20 $11.45 $11.83 - $15.78
Hartford $36,061.00 $17.33 $11.73 $12.23 - $22.11
New Haven $28,779.00 $13.84 $11.13 $11.27 - $15.57
New London/Norwich $28,097.00 $13.51 $11.44 $11.54 - $14.78
Waterbury $28,004.00 $13.46 $11.21 $11.22 - $15.28
Torrington $29,058.00 $13.97 $11.38 $11.82 - $15.16
      
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Occupation Outlook:
 
 
Region Employment Average Annual Growth Rate Average Annual Job Openings
2016 2026
State of Connecticut 7,250 7,810 0.7% 1,182
 
 
Chart of Growth Rate and Annual Openings   Employment in this occupation is expected to grow about as fast as average, and the number of annual openings will offer excellent job opportunities.
Key:
  N/A = Not Applicable, ***** = Over $60.00 per hour, ##### = Over $124,821
 
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