Packers and Packagers

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Packers and Packagers

Packers and Packagers - Preparation

To work as a packer or packager, you typically need to:

  • complete short-term, on-the-job training.

Education after high school

No formal education is required for this job. However, many employers prefer that you have a high school diploma or its equivalent.

On-the-job training

Packers and packagers learn their skills on the job. Training lasts a few hours to one month depending on the items you pack. You receive special training if you pack dangerous equipment or chemicals.

Military training

Some branches of the military train people to be cargo specialists. Training lasts from two to six weeks, depending on your specialty. Additional training occurs on the job.

Source: Illinois Career Information System (CIS) brought to you by Illinois Department of Employment Security.