Packing Technician

Gander and White Shipping, Inc.

The primary responsibility of the packing technician is to prepare artwork, objects and antiques for shipment via air, sea, road and FedEx. The technician will prepare shipments by packing and/or crating each piece as necessary in order to ensure safe transport to the final destination while following company policies and best practices. This position reports to the Packing/Crating Department Manager.

Responsibilities

o Handle, pack, crate and store artwork, objects and antiques in accordance with Gander & White standards and practices

o Work closely with Packing Shop, Crating Shop and Account Holders to ensure shipments meet required deadlines

o Help to train new team members

o Accurately complete all packing and crating orders and ensure that each item, package, crate and shipment is labeled accurately and appropriately

o Generate accurate and descriptive condition reports and photo documentation when necessary

o TSA Air Cargo Screening certification; screen shipments for air freight

o Assist with scheduling and planning packing and crating operations

o Install and de-install works at local, regional and national art fairs

o Communicate concerns, issues and/or problems with condition reports (condition of items), packing/crating orders, schedules, deadlines, etc. with management and account holders

o Maintain a clean and safe work environment

o Maintain confidentiality of clients’ personal property and privacy

Requirements

o 2 to 3 years’ experience working as an art handler in a gallery or shipping company environment

o Ability to work well in a fast-paced, rapidly changing environment independently and as part of a team

o Knowledge of and experience with gallery and museum crating and packing techniques

o Knowledge and experience with basic art installation techniques

o Creativity, flexibility as well as problem solving skills and strong work ethic

o Good verbal and written communication skills

o Attention to detail

o Basic computer knowledge and skills (Windows Platform)