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Job Description:

  • 1) Fabricates wooden crates or boxes, using woodworking handtools and powered tools, and packs such items as machinery, vehicles, or other large or odd-shaped products: Reads blueprints, shipping notices, and other specifications, and inspects product to determine size and shape of container, materials to be used, and types of supports and braces to be used.

  • 2) Lays out dimensions on materials with ruler, measuring tape, and pencil.

  • 3) Saws materials to size, using handsaws and powered saws.

  • 4) Assembles materials, using nailing or stapling machine, screws, bolts, glue, and handtools.

  • 5) Places product in container, manually or using hoist.

  • 6) Bolts heavy pieces to bottom of container or skid.

  • 7) Wraps and pads product with excelsior, paper or other packing material.

  • 8) Builds crate around large or odd-shaped articles.

  • 9) Nails cover on crate.

  • 10) Wraps and tightens metal bands around crate, using banding equipment.

  • 11) Attaches identification labels or stencils containing such information as shipping destination, weight, and type of product contained on crate.

  • 12) Repairs broken crates.

  • 13) May cover military tanks and other equipment with neoprene or other protective covering to protect them during shipment.

  • 14) May count items to be packed to ensure compliance with shipping orders.

  • 15) May weigh loaded crate.

  • 16) May move container to shipping area, and move lumber, paper, and other wrapping supplies to crating area, using hand or industrial truck.

  • 17) May sharpen saw blades, using file.

  • 18) May be designated according to item crated as Machinery Crater; Refrigerator Crater, or specific duty performed as Crate Repairer.




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Job Number: 2487