Before packages are dispatched, a package handler builds, analyzes, closes, and loads them. Placement of commodities into boxes, confirmation of packaging labels, and moving and transferring heavy parcels into trucks are among their core roles. Package handlers are critical to the company’s business objectives. Verify incoming shipments to ensure all organized material meets quality requirements, load and unload bundles, organize stock in the most efficient manner possible using heavy machinery, pallets, and cranes, obtain and check inbound pick tickets, pull stuff to meet demand adequately, wrap orders and put them on vehicles for shipment, oversee inventory levels and propose new instructions when required, file instructions, and more are some of the role and obligations he should undertake.
Package Handler Job Titles:
- Package Handler
- Material Handler
Package Handler Job Summary:
We’re looking for those that appreciate experience in a fast atmosphere alongside others. To ensure that all things are properly packed, wrapped, and transported as effectively as possible, package handlers should have a keen eye for detail and the ability to complete tasks. To guarantee that all goods are correctly processed and monitored, they must also employ scanners and be able to interpret labels precisely. Package handlers must be able to communicate and comprehend well to thrive. Forklifts, conveyors, wheel crushers, and other lifting tools are examples of hand tools and equipment that applicants should be familiar with. This position may also necessitate basic computer abilities.
Package Handler Job Responsibilities and Duties:
- To arrange cartons, boxes, and canisters for shipment, manually combines, line, and pad them.
- Containers are sealed using glue, screws, and other closures.
- Explores and analyses boxes to ensure that they are ready for delivery to the customer.
- Reprocesses goods that have been incorrectly labeled, sealed or backed.
- Carton sealing tape, heat gaskets, staple guns, and stretch wrap are among the items used to prepare goods for shipping.
- Moves fragile products and dangerous materials safely following company and government guidelines.
- Sets goods on appropriate conveyor belts and chutes for transportation to the loading bay.
- Delivers boxes, crates, and other products by loading them onto vehicles.
- To keep levels of stock, he uses computer applications and spreadsheet applications.
- To handle all boxes by the end of the shift works as part of a team.
- At the end of each shift, needs to clean the workspace.
Package Handler Job Skills and Qualification:
- A high school diploma or GED is preferred
- Minimum 1 year of expertise in a similar role
- Communication skills, both verbal and written
- To achieve results, you must be dedicated and diligent.
- Self-motivated and self-driven
- Able to operate efficiently and successfully with minimal oversight when given explicit guidance
- Lifting hefty weights of up to 100 pounds is a physical requirement.
- Ability to work a variety of shifts, including night shifts if necessary
- Able to stand and walk for lengthy periods
- Permit to handle forklifts
- Ability to interpret and execute directions with dexterity and thoroughness
- Interacts straightforwardly and succinctly.
Package Handler Salary
The average salary for a package handler is $11.14 per hour. The job involves loading and unloading packages onto trucks and airplanes. It is a physically demanding job that requires lifting and moving heavy packages. Some package handlers may also be responsible for sorting packages by destination.