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Packers, Bottlers, Canners and Fillers

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

More about this Career

Average Salary


New workers start around £13502. Normal pay is £21207 per year. Highly experienced workers can earn up to £32041.



Job counts include both employed and self-employed persons, and do not distinguish between full and part-time jobs.

Daily Tasks

  • 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.

Skills Employers are looking for

Soft Skills

Soft skills are non-technical skills that include how you interact with colleagues, solve problems, and manage your work

  • Learning Strategies


  • Active Listening


  • Reading Comprehension


  • Monitoring


  • Active Learning


  • Critical Thinking


  • Writing


  • Speaking


  • Mathematics


  • Science


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