Warehouse Packaging Specialist Program
What are the responsibilities of a Warehouse Packaging Specialist?
Engineers design consumer goods, factory workers manufacture them and salespeople sell them. But the only way these items reach stores and consumers is through packaging specialists who put the goods in boxes and other containers. These employees typically work full time, and some have overnight shifts in facilities that operate 24 hours a day.
Warehouse Packaging Specialists put supplies and finished goods in bags, boxes and crates and then move them to loading areas for delivery. Environments range from the factory floor, where they work at the end of assembly lines, to department stores, where they wrap gifts for the holidays. They do final inspections, weights and counts of items to ensure they meet production standards, seal containers with tape and other adhesives, and label boxes with the names of their contents and their intended destinations. If they find defective products, they pull them from containers and replace them with functioning items. They also keep a record of their activities for inventory control.
How is this program unique?
This course is an entry level program for individuals desiring employment in a career in logistics and supply automation career clusters. Students will be introduced to the skills needed for employment in a logistics environment with an emphasis on Safety, Supply Chain, and Material Handling Equipment.
The 5-week training program will require a minimum of 144 clock hours of work in the classroom, lab and facility visits. The student demonstrates an understanding of the core concepts in Supply Technologies through engagement in hands-on, project based learning activities. Throughout the educational process, students are provided the opportunity to explore their potential vocational interests and to make sensible citizen, consumer and career choices.
Our program is taught by some of Central Floridas most experienced and highly-regarded industry professionals representing a variety of organizations. Their guidance and knowledge will offer students insight into the world of a warehouse operations and logistics.
Can I balance working and starting a program as a Warehouse Packaging Specialist?
Our program is a perfect fit for students whom have a desire to begin a career as a packaging specialist, but need a program that allows flexibility.
Our program meets five days a week on Mondays through Friday, over a period of 5 weeks (144 Hrs.). We understand the need for quality programming that allows students to continue earning a living wage while pursuing each of their Packaging Specialist certifications.
Will I receive assistance finding a position after program completion?
We have staff and community partners that will assist you in your job placement after program completion.
This five-week course will cover the following topics:
Understand the Logistics Environment
Warehouse Safety Operations and OSHA-10 training
Global Supply Chain Linkages
Principles of Lean Manufacturing
Ethics and Professional Conduct
Use of Forklift and Pallet Jack
Industry Software and Databases
What is the job outlook for a Warehouse Packaging Specialist?
It is expected that over the next 5 years, warehouse and distribution center operations will more than double in size leading to promising career opportunities.
Must be willing to work outside in the Florida weather.
Must be currently drug free
Able to lift 80 pounds unassisted
Be able to carry objects of 50 pounds or less routinely
Upon completion, participants will have the opportunity to earn the following credentials:
Certified Logistics Associate
Material Handling Equipment
Principles of LEAN Manufacturing