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What do Hand Packers and Packagers do?

Hand packers and packagers or package handlers mark and label containers, container tags, or products, using marking tools. Measure, weigh, and count products and materials. Examine and inspect containers, materials, and products in order to ensure that packing specifications are met. Record product, packaging, and order information on specified forms and records.

Remove completed or defective products or materials, placing them on moving equipment such as conveyors or in specified areas such as loading docks. Seal containers or materials, using glues, fasteners, nails, and hand tools. Load materials and products into package processing equipment. Assemble, line, and pad cartons, crates, and containers, using hand tools. Clean containers, materials, supplies, or work areas, using cleaning solutions and hand tools. Transport packages to customers’ vehicles.

Place or pour products or materials into containers, using hand tools and equipment, or fill containers from spouts or chutes. Obtain, move, and sort products, materials, containers, and orders, using hand tools.

Package handling requires the ability to quickly move your hand, your hand together with your arm, or your two hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble objects. The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer). The ability to use your abdominal and lower back muscles to support part of the body repeatedly or continuously over time without ‘giving out’ or fatiguing. Also the ability to coordinate two or more limbs (for example, two arms, two legs, or one leg and one arm) while sitting, standing, or lying down. It does not involve performing the activities while the whole body is in motion.

UPS package handling work

What do Funeral Attendants do?

Funeral Attendants Job Description

Funeral Attendants offer assistance to mourners as they enter or exit limousines. They close caskets at appropriate point in services. Transfer the deceased to funeral homes. Obtain burial permits and register deaths. Direct or escort mourners to parlors or chapels in which wakes or funerals are being held.

Place caskets in parlors or chapels prior to wakes or funerals. Clean and drive funeral vehicles such as cars or hearses in funeral processions. Carry flowers to hearses or limousines for transportation to places of interment. Clean funeral parlors and chapels. Arrange floral offerings or lights around caskets. Provide advice to mourners on how to make charitable donations in honor of the deceased. Perform general maintenance duties for funeral homes. Issue and store funeral equipment. Perform a variety of tasks during funerals to assist funeral directors and to ensure that services run smoothly and as planned.

Greet people at the funeral home. Assist with cremations, and with the processing and packaging of cremated remains. Act as pallbearers. Since death does not discriminate on background, you may find yourself specializing in funerals where the mourners speak a language outside of English. This may be quite lucrative if you are bilingual and are in demand.

Funeral Attendant Salary

  • The average hourly wage for a funeral attendant job is $9.50 to $12 dollars.
  • The average salary for a funeral attendant job $20,800 to $27,100.

Wages and salaries will be different in each state.

Funeral Attendant Job Traits

In many ways, the consoling of sad individuals from funeral attendant is similar to a certified nurse’s aide. They both choose their words wisely when communicating with family members and patients. And they are both a voice of comfort. There is also a sense of trust that must be maintained if one should choose these professions. The family members and friends must trust the funeral attendants enough to handle their departed. This is no simple task. Early on, the trust must be reinforced through friendly and genuine communication. Keep your emotions in control but still be able to offer sympathy.

What do Maids and Housekeeping Workers do?

Maids and housekeeping staff clean rooms, hallways, lobbies, lounges, restrooms, corridors, elevators, stairways, locker rooms and other work areas so that health standards are met. Clean rugs, carpets, upholstered furniture, and/or draperies, using vacuum cleaners and/or shampooers.Empty wastebaskets, empty and clean ashtrays, and transport other trash and waste to disposal areas.

Care for children and/or elderly persons by overseeing their activities, providing companionship, and assisting them with dressing, bathing, eating, and other needs. Home health aides are also a job that have these duties. Carry linens, towels, toilet items, and cleaning supplies, using wheeled carts. Purchase or order groceries and household supplies to keep kitchens stocked, and record expenditures.

Run errands such as taking laundry to the cleaners and buying groceries. Sweep, scrub, wax, and/or polish floors, using brooms, mops, and/or powered scrubbing and waxing machines. Dust and polish furniture and equipment. Keep storage areas and carts well-stocked, clean, and tidy. Polish silver accessories and metalwork such as fixtures and fittings. Remove debris from driveways, garages, and swimming pool areas.

Replace light bulbs. Replenish supplies such as drinking glasses, linens, writing supplies, and bathroom items. Sort clothing and other articles, load washing machines, and iron and fold dried items. Sort, count, and mark clean linens, and store them in linen closets. Wash windows, walls, ceilings, and woodwork, waxing and polishing as necessary. Assign duties to other staff and give instructions regarding work methods and routines. Request repair services and wait for repair workers to arrive.

Deliver television sets, ironing boards, baby cribs, and rollaway beds to guests’ rooms. Disinfect equipment and supplies, using germicides or steam-operated sterilizers. Hang draperies, and dust window blinds. Move and arrange furniture, and turn mattresses. Observe precautions required to protect hotel and guest property, and report damage, theft, and found articles to supervisors.

Plan menus, and cook and serve meals and refreshments following employer’s instructions or own methods. Prepare rooms for meetings, and arrange decorations, media equipment, and furniture for social or business functions. Take care of pets by grooming, exercising, and/or feeding them. Wash dishes and clean kitchens, cooking utensils, and silverware. Answer telephones and doorbells.

Since maids and housekeepers are involved in cleaning, for a more unconventional darker side of cleaning, there is always crime scene cleaner jobs. There are laws that govern how cleaning is done but the concept is similar once you get over the smell, blood and guts.

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