Job Spotlight: Pick-and-Pack

Sort your career future with a pick-and-pack position!

Despite already having experience with several jobs, many working adults are unable to answer that age-old question, “What do you want to be when you grow up?”

Our Job Spotlight monthly blog series is designed to help you answer that question. In this series, we review all the basics of specific jobs, from salary and duties to why people do the jobs they do.

Pick-and-Pack

In this month’s Job Spotlight, we packaged together a bit of information about pick-and-pack positions. Any business with physical inventory needs pick-and-pack positions, so job security is high. Responsibilities include pulling items from shelves and preparing them to be packed and shipped, as well as inspecting items to ensure quality and appearance, packaging items per specifications, and maintaining warehouse inventory.

Required Education

Usually a high school diploma or equivalent, although there can be exceptions.

Pay

Although it varies depending on a variety of factors (e.g. experience, industry, geographic area, etc.), pick-and-pack workers can make as much as $13 an hour.

What Pick-and-Pack Means

Those in pick-and-pack positions handle a variety of responsibilities, which may include:

  • Sorting and arranging boxes
  • Loading and unloading delivery trucks
  • Packaging all finished goods as specified by work orders
  • Maintaining a clean production floor
  • Passing along all ongoing activities to workers on the next shift

What Companies Look for in Pick-and-Pack Positions

Every pick-and-pack position is different, but many companies need the following skills and attributes:

  • Ability to work individually and in a team setting
  • Basic math skills
  • Strong attention to detail

Not sure where to find a position like this?

We can help.

Headquartered in Oklahoma City, OK, Express Employment Professionals is a leading staffing provider in the U.S and Canada. If you have any questions about pick-and-pack in your area or job search in general, feel free to contact your local Express office or fill out our online contact form.

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