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Graders and Sorters, Agricultural Products

Grade, sort, or classify unprocessed food and other agricultural products by size, weight, color, or condition.

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    Work Activities

    Work Activities

    • 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.
    • Grade and sort products according to factors such as color, species, length, width, appearance, feel, smell, and quality to ensure correct processing and usage.
    • Record grade or identification numbers on tags or on shipping, receiving, or sales sheets.

    Skills

    • Monitoring

      Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.

    • Active Listening

      Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.

    • Speaking

      Talking to others to convey information effectively.

    WorkKeys®

    Applied Math
    3
    Workplace Documents
    3
    Graphic Literacy
    4

    Abilities

    • Manual Dexterity

      The ability to quickly move your hand, your hand together with your arm, or your two hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble objects.

    • Near Vision

      The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).

    • Category Flexibility

      The ability to generate or use different sets of rules for combining or grouping things in different ways.

    Knowledge

    • Production and Processing

      Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods.

    • English Language

      Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

    • Mechanical

      Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.

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    Pay

    • Ohio Annual Salary 27700/yr
    • Typical Salary
    • Ohio Hourly Wage 13.32/hr
    • Typical Hourly Wage

    Ohio Employment Trends

    • Currently Employed 720
    • Yearly Projected Openings 100

    Typical Education

    Personality

    Realistic: 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

    Tools

    • Sorting machines for seed or grain or dried leguminous vegetables
    • Grading machines for seed or grain or dried leguminous vegetables
    • Electronic measuring probes
    • Centrifugal separation equipment or parts or screens
    • Calipers

    Technology

    • Word processing software
    • Spreadsheet software
    • Presentation software
    • Office suite software
    • Electronic mail software

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