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PDS Tech Inc Crater Packer in Sykesville, Maryland

PDS Tech, Inc. is seeking a Crater Packer, in Sykesville, MD.


  • Performs a range of activities to prepare nonstandard items for shipment including routine crating and packing to the preparation of non-standard crates and boxes. Determines packaging requirements from specifications, blueprints, oral instructions, or knowledge of materials to be shipped and shipping conditions. May build special crating fixtures and braces for shipping unusual or large items when standard boxes and crates cannot be used.

  • May prepare materials such as parts, assemblies, and tooling for special shipment.

  • Packages materials by blocking, tying down, padding, securing, bracing, or other means to avoid damage.

  • Uses standard hand and power woodworking tools and banding equipment.

  • May coordinate loading or unloading of unusual items requiring special handling techniques.


We are looking for someone who is highly motivated, a fast learner and is able to take on other shipping responsibilities as they gain experience.

These are temp-to-hire positions and we strongly prefer candidates that have an interest in joining our team permanently given that they perform well.

Basic Qualifications/Requirements:

  • Able to frequently move and position/lift objects weighing up to 35lbs

  • Can understand and follow written/verbal packaging instructions

  • Able to obtain crane and forklift certification

  • Proficiency with hand-held tools including but not limited to drills, wrenches, box-cutters, hammers etc.

  • Must be able to work on-site with other team members

  • Basic proficiency with computers

  • Self-motivated and strong work ethic

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Forklift/crane experience

  • Prior experience with military packaging and/or commercial crating/packing

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, age, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, or other legally protected status.