skip to Main Content

Packaging Operator Job Description

How to Hire a Packaging Operator

Once you have selected your Job Description download it or convert it to a Job Advert. From here you can post/advertise your job across our network of job boards. If you wish to use the job description for a CV Template click through for advice and Convert to a CV

Packaging Operator Job Description

We are recruiting for a Package Operator and this person will be responsible for cleaning packaging materials, loading items into containers, weighing, and labelling the items.

This person will perform final cheques for defective items and ensure that all working items make it to the loading area or inventory and keep detailed records of materials and shipments.

As one of the final checkpoints between buyer and manufacturer, this person will perform several important functions which include that you ensure all items are in proper working order and any defective items must be discarded according to company procedures.

You will put completed products into containers and prepare them for shipment by weighing, labelling and recording information about each package. You will ensure that the prepared packages make it to their designated locations, such as loading zones or into inventory.

This role requires our candidates to be thorough in their work and pay attention to detail always.

Packaging Operator Duties and Responsibilities

  • Experience in manufacturing or related field.
  • Basic shop skills, such as using hand tools.
  • Ability to follow verbal and written instructions.
  • Strong communication skills and desire to work with other team members.
  • Team Player.
  • High School Diploma/ GAED.

Packaging Operator Skills and Requirements

  • Identify and dispose of defective items.
  • Properly use packaging materials, including hand tools, glues, nails, padding, etc.
  • Pack, weigh, and label completed items for shipment or storage.
  • Follow all company guidelines regarding packaging.
  • Keep complete records of all materials that go thru the warehouse.
  • Maintain a clean work area.
  • Experience in manufacturing or related field.
  • Basic shop skills, such as using hand tools.
  • Ability to follow verbal and written instructions.
  • Strong communication skills and desire to work with other team members.
  • Team Player.
  • High School Diploma/ GAED.

Personalising Your Packaging Operator Job Description Advise

The hiring process and recruiting new employees to fill your key roles requires a degree of personalisation if you are to attract the best employees in a competitive employment market. The right person for a crucial role or more senior roles will likely have other employers targeting them. As your job description will be the first point of contact, you need to nail your pitch and provide the best possible service.

When creating your bespoke description and advert, you should cover and promote these points:

Job title: This should accurately reflect the role and include keywords that top talent might be using to search for jobs.

Job duties: The day to day duties, such as administrative tasks, which vary depending on the company and inform the candidate if they can complete the role.

Technical skills: These are the hard skills required through training, such as proficiency with Microsoft Office.

Soft skills: These include the interpersonal skills and general abilities the right candidates will possess. For example, the competency to prioritise multiple tasks, handle customer queries and customer complaints, work alone, or build a good relationship with coworkers.

The company’s culture: Highlighting your company culture and values ensures employees thrive and find outstanding job satisfaction. Candidates that are not the right fit won’t waste their time completing the application process, meaning you can focus on qualified individuals and hire in a more timely manner.

Career progression: Including the career path will entice candidates looking for career growth. 

Training and development programs: Smaller companies may need employees with previous experience or provide educational assistance over internal training offered by larger organisations with more significant resources. 

Employee benefits: Compensation and benefits often fail to appear in job ads and while you may want to hold your cards close to your chest, failing to include them is a mistake. Consider answering common questions, such as working hours and paid leave. Researching the average salary for the role in these early stages will ensure you don’t waste your interviewer’s and the candidate’s time.

Skill gaps: Your company may need to bring in new skills beyond those required to complete the key role and duties. Thinking on an organisational level can be beneficial when contemplating skills diversity.

Legal requirements: Ensure your job advert and description does not ask for inappropriate or discriminatory personal details, such as age, marital status, or religion.


Back To Top