A pick packer is someone that usually works in a warehouse or distribution centre for manufacturers, wholesalers, and retailers. The 'pick' aspect of the job title means that they go around the warehouse picking out the items that are required to fulfil the order on the 'picking slip'. While the 'pack' element of the job relates to the packing of the order once it is complete and shipping it to the intended destination. Pick packing is essential for the effective and efficient management of warehouse inventories and the smooth execution of orders.

To become a pick packer, you are not required to have any formal education or qualifications, as on-the-job training is provided to teach you the ins and outs of the role. Also, experience in a previous pick packing position is desirable, but not necessary.

However, to successfully land a position as a pick packer, it is important that you possess the following skills and attributes:

  • good attention to detail

  • able to follow instructions

  • physically fit

  • willing to work hard

  • good time management

  •  organised and self-motivated

  • able to work effectively in a team

  • able to work in a fast-paced environment

Pick packing work is a great option for people who want to work, but have little to no previous experience or formal training/education, as the tasks you are required to perform can be easily taught to you. Working as a pick packer is also beneficial for those who need a flexible work option to fit into their busy schedules, such as students and single parents. This is because you can work as a pick packer on a casual basis, due to the demand sensitive nature of the role.

If you're looking for pick packing work and other labour job opportunities anywhere across Australia, contact Workfast today!