Packers, Bottlers, Canners and Fillers

Jobholders in this unit group pack, wrap, fill, label and seal containers by hand or machine.

Wages

New workers
AVERAGE
Experienced
£ 12,640
£ 19,853
£ 29,995

Available jobs

In the past year there were 188,840 vacancies for this type of job

Related courses

People work towards these careers by taking these courses at college and uni.

What they do most days?

  • Packs specialist items according to specifications and completes necessary documentation.

  • Labels goods by hand or machine.

  • Examines cans, bottles and seals and rejects any that are faulty.

  • Loads machine with packaging containers, materials, adhesive, etc., loads hopper with items to be packaged/wrapped, monitors filling, wrapping and packaging, adjusts controls as necessary and clears any blockages.

  • Packs heavy goods in crates and boxes using hoist, mobile crane or similar lifting equipment.

  • Fills tubes, ampoules, bottles, drums, barrels, bags, sacks, cans, boxes and other containers by hand using measuring/weighing aid or by positioning container under feeder spout.

  • Selects appropriate cylinder, ensures that there is no corrosion or other damage and fills with gas.

Hard Skills

Hard skills are specific, learnable, measurable, often industry or occupation-specific abilities related to a position.

Skills are ranked based on the number of job adverts that list them as required skills.

  • Warehousing

  • Palletizing

  • Production Line

  • Housekeeping

  • Machinery

  • Order Picking

  • Marketing

  • Numeracy

  • Manual Handling

  • Development Environment

Soft Skills

Soft skills can be self-taught and usually do not necessitate a certain completed level of education.

Skills are ranked based on the number of job adverts that list them as required skills.

  • Packaging And Labeling

  • Communications

  • Detail Oriented

  • Lifting Ability

  • Loading And Unloading

  • Operations

  • Management

  • Strong Work Ethic

  • Literacy

  • Quality Control

How do I get a job like this?

People in these types of job started their career paths after studying courses like the ones below.