Packers, bottlers, canners and fillers

£21,840

Average Annual Pay

Annual Survey of Hours and Earning 2017

42

Average Weekly Hours

Annual Survey of Hours and Earning 2015

8.39%

Unemployment Rate

Labour Force Survey 2018

Future employment projections (Working Futures UK)

Description

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

Qualifications

No academic qualifications are required. Training is typically provided on-the-job and varies according to the type of packing and product. Formal courses are run for specialist packing.

Typical tasks

  • selects appropriate cylinder, ensures that there is no corrosion or other damage and fills with gas;
  • 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;
  • packs heavy goods in crates and boxes using hoist, mobile crane or similar lifting equipment;
  • 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;
  • examines cans, bottles and seals and rejects any that are faulty;
  • labels goods by hand or machine;
  • packs specialist items according to specifications and completes necessary documentation.

Common job titles

Lidder (boot polish mfr)
Wrapper-up
Capsuler
Filler, sterile
Operator, distribution
Bolter (textile bleaching, dyeing)
Corker
Machinist, baling
Baler
Carder (hook mfr)
Grosser (textile making-up)
Supervisor, packing
Man, room, white
Filler (brewery)
Topper, jam
Coder (manufacturing)
Filler, box
Packer and sorter (laundry, launderette, dry cleaning)
Filler, can (paint mfr)
Filler, medical (oxygen works)
Tinner (food canning)
Filler (paint mfr)
Bander (boot polish mfr)
Filler, cylinder
Filler, polish
Packer, cable
Maker-up, yarn
Packer, chlorine
Maker-up, cloth
Carder (pencil, crayon mfr)
Packer and stacker
Worker, bench (newspaper printing)
Maker-up, smallware
Pairer (hosiery, knitwear mfr)
Jennier
Finisher, jam
Labeller
Man, tare (textile mfr)
Maker-up (handkerchief mfr)
Operator, plant, packaging
Packer, warehouse
Filler (match mfr)
Folder, handkerchief
Bander, coil
Machinist, wrapping
Fitter, cork
Dresser, box
Putter-up (textile mfr)
Filler, can (petroleum distribution)
Boxer
Pager (type foundry)
Filler, barrel
Capper, bottle
Stitcher, bale
Tier, bag
Ribboner
Maker-up, spool
Tabber (hosiery, knitwear mfr)
Fitter, box (artists' colours mfr)
Assistant, bottling
Cooper, wine
Bander, cigar
Operator, bottling
Packer, clothing
Bander (iron and steelworks)
Operator, baler
Paperer (lace mfr)
Sealer, box
Bagger, fibre (asbestos mfr)
Filler, oxygen
Hand, box
Tier, ream
Machinist-packer
Capper, paper
Bundler and wrapper
Packer, wool
Counter (bolt, nail, nut, rivet, screw mfr)
Locker (hat mfr)
Seamer, can
Finisher (pharmaceutical products mfr)
Filler, paint
Sighter, bottle (brewery)
Folder, curtain
Machinist, labelling
Linesman (brewery)
Packer-labourer
Sticker, label
Filler (food products mfr)
Tinner, fruit
Cartoner
Baler, paper
Operator, packing
Filler, oil
Filler (chemical mfr)
Checker and packer
Kimballer
Baler, salle
Folder (clothing mfr)
Packer, cop
Folder, net
Foreman, bottling
Hanker (textile packing)
Machinist, seaming (canned foods mfr)
Crater (manufacturing)
Packer, factory
Parceller
Presser, hydraulic (paper merchants)
Paperer (ceramics mfr)
Filler, bottle
Bagger-off (starch mfr)
Bundler, waste (textile mfr)
Bottler
Presser (waste merchants)
Machinist, closing (canned foods mfr)
Bagman (cement mfr)
Worker, factory
Machinist, filling (cosmetic mfr)
Potter, shrimp
Tabber (glove mfr)
Cellophaner
Presser, hydraulic (packaging activities)
Filler (oil refining)
Finisher (toilet preparations mfr)
Boxer-up (ceramics mfr)
Presser (textile mfr: textile packing)
Ticketer
Carder, comb
Operator, process
Machinist, filling (food canning)
Counterman (hosiery, knitwear mfr)
Operative, packing
Filler, varnish
Bagger, cake
Foreman
Roper
Buncher, watercress
Foreman (food canning)
Filler, pickle
Capper (polish mfr)
Worker, process (food products mfr:
Wrapper
Hand, bench (printing: newspaper printing)
Filler, ampoule
Folder (laundry, launderette, dry cleaning)
Canner
Machinist, packing
Operator, line
Filler, drum (oil refining)
Bagger
Caser
Folder (textile mfr: hosiery finishing)
Operator, packaging
Presser, paper
Sticker (needle mfr)
Feeder, can
Technician, packaging
Foiler
Drummer, glycerine
Worker, cannery
Hand, bench (stationers)
Picker-packer
Maker-up, piece
Worker, process
Packer
Bagger, coal
Foreman (packing service)
Foreman, room, packing
Machinist, capping, bottle
Assistant, general
Palletiser
Tier, hook, cork
Filler, bag
Bundler, bag
Filler (cement mfr)
Carder (button mfr)
Machinist, bottling
Machinist, filling and capping
Topper (boot polish mfr)
Bundler

Education background

Destination of Leavers survey, supplied by the Higher Education Statistics.