Salida Pak Mail
224 W. Hwy 50, Salida, CO 81201
Tel: 719-539-7085
Fax: 719-539-7083
Call: 719-539-7085
Monday - Friday
9:00 am - 5:30 pm
9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Closed on New Year's Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas.


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The Salida Pak Mail needs an intelligent, strong, cheerful employee to manage packing, crating, and shipping as well as packing materials inventory.

Please read the job information below before applying, and if you're a good match, send your resume and references IN PDF FORMAT to  No calls or walk-ins, please!  We're too short-handed to deal with that; thanks for your understanding.



(Please do not apply unless you meet ALL of these requirements)

  • A cheerful, friendly, can-do, team-player attitude

  • Punctuality and reliability

  • Ability to deal with a fast-paced, demanding, multi-tasking job

  • Computer- and Internet-literate; able to use spreadsheets, email, and various other software

  • Ability to type on computer keyboard; minimum 35 words per minute. A test will be given.

  • Ability to bend, twist, and lift up to 50 pounds repeatedly throughout the day

  • Ability to stand and work hard physically for several hours at a time

  • Neat, clean appearance

  • No criminal record

  • No personal or health issues that will impact performance

  • Excellent references from previous employers

  • A valid Colorado driver's license

  • Non-smoker or absolutely no smoke detectable during working hours

  • Demonstrated commitment to the job: 40 hours a week; 4 1/2 hours on Saturdays every three weeks; and full time plus overtime for 2 weeks during the Christmas season.



The ideal candidate will have:

  • Packing experience

  • Experience with shipping: procedures, regulations, software, websites, and companies

  • Experience with managing inventory and ordering

  • Experience using manual and power tools to build large items

  • Point-of-sale software experience

  • A good reputation in the community

  • Desire to help grow the store's services and profits

  • Strong sense of urgency and ability to prioritize


On-the-job training will be provided for the point-of-sale system, shipping rules and regulations, and other information needed.


Aptitude, typing, mathematics, and comprehension tests will be given to top candidates.


A background check will be conducted on the top candidates before hiring.





We strive to create an enjoyable work atmosphere. We appreciate and respect our employees, and expect them to appreciate and respect their managers and co-workers in return.


The opportunity exists for the right person to become manager or even owner of the store.


Salary will begin at $10.00 to $18.00 per hour, depending on qualifications. Raises are given depending on store profits and employee performance.


Employees who have been with us for one year receive 1 week's paid vacation and 1 week's sick leave. After two years, they receive 2 weeks' paid vacation and 1 week's sick leave. We carry workman's comp insurance. We cannot yet afford to pay for health insurance or other benefits, but we are working toward the day when we can do so.


Employees are offered free private mailbox rentals and 50% off shipping and retail prices.

In return for our employees being flexible about our schedules, we try to give them some flexibility to accommodate education, family responsibilities, and recreation.


The Salida Pak Mail is an Equal Opportunity Employer.








Our store operates from 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday.


No evening or Sunday hours are required unless there are very unusual circumstances.


Main Responsibilities

  • Pack or crate all items in compliance with Pak Mail standards.

  • Build crates and boxes and complete other specialty shipping jobs as needed.

  • Lift and move packages up to 50 lbs. without assistance. Use dolly, pallet jack, or other equipment to lift and move heavier items.

  • Use power tools including drills and saws.

  • Packing materials inventory control, ordering, and receiving.

  • Keep packing areas, tools, and materials organized and clean.


Additional Responsibilities

All Pak Mail staff multi-task, taking care of their primary responsibilities and filling in other areas when needed.

  • Help staff the front counter and telephone as needed, assisting customers in a courteous and professional manner.

  • Help operate all equipment in the store including copier, fax, scanner, laminator, cash registers, computers, etc.

    Help sort customer mail into mailboxes.

  • Help handle mailbox rental functions such as intake, charging rent, and closing boxes.

  • Learn to run the store alone and do so when needed.

  • Help open or close store daily by counting money, balancing of point-of-sale cash registers, and preparing bank deposits.

  • Help with other tasks as needed.


  • Current knowledge of how to use:

    • Internet with browsers such as Internet Explorer and Firefox

    • Spreadsheet software such as Microsoft Excel

    • Word processing software such as Microsoft Word

    • Email software such as Microsoft Outlook

  • Ability to quickly learn how to use the point-of-sale software

  • Honesty and reliability (a background check will be required, and references will be checked)

  • Intelligence and problem-solving skills (tests will be given)

  • Touch-typing, 35 words per minute minimum (a test will be given)

  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds, twist, and bend repeatedly throughout the work day

  • Ability to stand and work hard physically for several hours at a time

  • Ability to learn to build and pack boxes and crates

  • Knowledge of how to use carpentry tools including manual and power tools.

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Why Choose Pak Mail

The Salida Pak Mail proudly offers packing, shipping, crating and freight services for Salida, Chaffee County, Saguache County, Fremont County, and all surrounding towns including Buena Vista, Nathrop, Howard, Cotopaxi, Saguache, Villa Grove, Crestone, and Moffat.  We even travel to Leadville, Aspen, Gunnison, Alamosa, and Canon City when needed.

Request a Free Online Estimate or call us at 719-539-7085.


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