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.
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.
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.