About the job: Package handlers held about 3.9 million jobs in 2016. Their overall employment is projected to grow 7 percent from 2016 to 2026, which is about as fast as average for all occupations. Job prospects should be good because of the need to replace workers who leave these jobs.
Where will you work: Usually, Package handlers work full time, and because materials are shipped around the clock, some, especially those in warehousing.
What will you do: Package handlers usually manually pack materials from one place to another, pack or wrap products, and keep a record of the material they move, coordinate with operator in moving or transporting materials. Make the vehicle, equipment, and work area clean.
How to become Package Handler: No formal education is required, and most positions require less than 1 month on-the-job training.
Job skills/requirements: Important Qualities required are:
- Customer Service Skills
- Hand-eye Coordination
- Attentive Listening
- Physical Strength and can Work for Longer Hours
Minimum age: Generally 16+
Expected wage: $13.11 per hour
Similar name: Hand Laborers, Material Movers
Related jobs: Movers, Delivery workers, Construction workers, Moving Operator
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Companies That Hire Teens as a Package Handler
The following is a list of 16 companies that have and may be actively posting job vacancies as a Package Handler to which teenagers can submit job applications.
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Must be 18 years of age or older. Requires physical activity, including lifting or moving materials, for most of shift. Requires standing for most of shift.2 hours ago
CDL drivers must be a minimum age of 25 years old. Non-CDL Drivers: Drivers of vehicles that are transporting material intrastate, with a GVWR of 26,000…8 hours ago
Warehouse/Driver (18+)RE Michel Company, LLC - LaGrange, GA
Must be at least 18 years of age to operate forklift. Successful completion of pre-employment screens is required and must be 18 years of age to operate…9 hours ago
At least 18 years of age. Founded as a family business nearly 80 years ago, the tradition of good business principles has remained the cornerstone of Great…15 hours ago
Warehouse Order Selector (18+)Sysco - Olathe, KS
And at least 18 years of age. 6+ months of warehouse, military, or physically active job experience. Industry-leading total rewards package.13 hours ago