What does a Package Handler do?
A package handler is responsible for loading and unloading packages within a warehouse or from delivery vehicles. This position requires the moving, lifting, pushing, pulling, scanning and placing of packages, boxes and other freight goods safely and efficiently following the company's policies and guidelines. Career advancements include supervisory and managerial roles with a potential need for a bachelor's degree being obtained.
Although there is no educational requirement to be a package handler, good oral and written communication skills are a must with a high school diploma preferred. To meet maximum efficiency, the ideal candidate will be self-driven and motivated in providing high performance while adhering to company standards. Due to the nature of the work, there is a physical demand to lift and move heavy weights.
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Package Handler Career Path
Learn how to become a Package Handler, what skills and education you need to succeed, and what level of pay to expect at each step on your career path.
Package Handler Insights
“Good pay good job really recommend it especially if you have no kids and want to dedicate yourself to working”
“FedEx was not prepared and didn't do much to address safety issues that were present every single day.”
“Job is fun; Helps make you stronger; employees are great to work with.”
“It was good pay for someone in college and it was nice to get the work out of the way in the morning.”
“not that many cons if you need a job as part time great way to make some extra cash”
“pay isn't great at 1st but once you work 2 years you will get top rate 27$/hr”
“If your looking for part time work this place is great because you work 4ish hours a day.”
“This job was OK for the few years I was here as a college student.”
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Frequently asked questions about the role and responsibilities of a package handler
When working as a package handler, the most common skills you will need to perform your job and for career success are English Language, English Grammar, Load Unload, Excellent Communication and Box Truck.
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The most common qualifications to become a package handler is a minimum of a Bachelor's Degree and an average of 0 - 1 of experience not including years spent in education and/or training.