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Packers weigh, wrap, seal and label chocolate, fruit, vegetables, meat, seafood and other products.

Fun facts

  • Stable Future Growth
  • 908 Weekly Pay Before Tax
  • 55% full-time Full-Time Share
  • 59% female Gender Share


There are many tasks done by packers. A few are listed below:

  • obtaining supplies of products and assembling bags, package folders and cartons
  • packing containers and bags with products, and counting, weighing and measuring amounts and adjusting quantities
  • wrapping protective material around products, sealing bags and containers, and attaching pre-printed labels
  • counting and placing bags and packages onto trays and racks, and into shipping cartons
  • recording information such as numbers, weight, times and dates
  • monitoring the filling of containers and adjusting machines to maintain volume and seal quality
  • monitoring the supply and quality of containers and contents of holding tanks
  • checking the cleanliness and operation of machines, equipment and containers

Specific occupations

  • Chocolate Packer
  • Container Filler
  • Fruit and Vegetable Packer
  • Meat Packer
  • Seafood Packer
  • Packer
  • Biscuit Packer
  • Bread Packer
  • Cheese Packer
  • Egg Packer
  • Bottling Attendant
  • Cannery Worker
  • Labelling Machine Operator