Skip navigation

Graders & Sorters, Agricultural Products

Also called: Apple Sorter, Grader, Potato Grader, Sorter

What they do:
Grade, sort, or classify unprocessed food and other agricultural products by size, weight, color, or condition.
On the job, you would:
  • Place products in containers according to grade and mark grades on containers.
  • Weigh products or estimate their weight, visually or by feel.
  • Discard inferior or defective products or foreign matter, and place acceptable products in containers for further processing.

Knowledge

Manufactured or Agricultural Goods
  • manufacture and distribution of products
Arts and Humanities
  • English language
Engineering and Technology
  • mechanical

Skills

Basic Skills
  • keeping track of how well people and/or groups are doing in order to make improvements
Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it

Abilities

Hand and Finger Use
  • hold or move items with your hands
  • put together small parts with your fingers
Verbal
  • listen and understand what people say

Personality

People interested in this work like activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions.
They do well at jobs that need:
  • Dependability
  • Attention to Detail
  • Cooperation
  • Initiative
  • Self Control
  • Achievement/Effort

Technology

You might use software like this on the job:

Spreadsheet software
  • Microsoft Excel Hot Technology
Electronic mail software
  • Microsoft Outlook Hot Technology
Office suite software
  • Microsoft Office

Education

Education: (rated 1 of 5)
no high school diploma/GED or
high school diploma/GED
usually needed

Get started on your career:

Find Training

Job Outlook

Below Average Outlook
New job opportunities are less likely in the future.
Salary
$22,520
$18,260
$33,750
Check out my state Local Salary Info Find Jobs

Explore More

See more details at O*NET OnLine about graders and sorters, agricultural products.