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Career Details :: Graders and Sorters, Agricultural Products
Grade, sort, or classify unprocessed food and other agricultural products by size, weight, color, or condition.
No previous work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is needed for these occupations. For example, a person can become a general office clerk even if he/she has never worked in an office before.
These occupations may require a high school diploma or GED certificate. Some may require a formal training course to obtain a license.
Employees in these occupations need anywhere from a few days to a few months of training. Usually, an experienced worker could show you how to do the job.
- Pulls product sample apart between fingers to determine fiber quality.
- Examines product fibers through microscope to determine maturity and spirality of fibers.
- Weighs and places products in containers, according to grade, and marks grade on containers.
- Records grade on tag or shipping, receiving, or sales sheet.
- Discards inferior or defective products and foreign matter and places acceptable products in containers for further processing.
- Grades and sorts products, according to factors, such as color, length, width, appearance, feel, and smell.
- Segregates products on conveyor belt or table, according to grade, color, size, fiber quality, species, deformities, and sex.
- Estimates weight of product visually and by feel.
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General Work Activities
- Handling and Moving Objects
- Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events
- Judging Qualities of Things, Service, People
- Inspecting Equipment, Structures, Material
- Getting Information Needed to Do the Job
Frequent Work Context
- Using Hands on Objects, Tools, Controls
- Importance of Being Exact or Accurate
- Importance of Repeating Same Tasks
- Importance of Being Sure All Is Done