Graders & Sorters, Agricultural Products

Code: 45-2041.00

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

JobTitles : Sorter, Grader, Apple Sorter, Potato Grader, Corn Lab Technician, Agriculture Laborer, Egg Worker, Potato Sorter, Apple Inspector, Laboratory Technician

  • Grade and sort products according to factors such as color, species, length, width, appearance, feel, smell, and quality to ensure correct processing and usage.
  • Discard inferior or defective products or foreign matter, and place acceptable products in containers for further processing.
  • Weigh products or estimate their weight, visually or by feel.
  • Place products in containers according to grade and mark grades on containers.
  • Record grade or identification numbers on tags or on shipping, receiving, or sales sheets.
  • Separate fiber tufts between fingers to assess strength, uniformity, and cohesive quality of fibers.