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Weighers, Graders and Sorters

Jobholders in this unit group weigh, grade and sort materials, goods and products.

Wages

New workers
AVERAGE
Experienced
£ 13,060
£ 20,905
£ 32,407

Available jobs

In the past year there were 23,527 vacancies for this type of job

Related courses

People work towards these careers by taking these courses at college and uni.

What they do most days?

  • Operates machines to measure lengths of rolls of material and irregularly shaped materials such as leather or sheepskin.

  • Records and calculates gross and net weight, checks delivery notes and prepares documents and labels for identification purposes.

  • Uses balances, springs, weighing platforms, automatic scales and weighbridges to check the weight of goods, products and loaded vehicles.

  • Ascertains material(s) required from order card, recipe, or specification and weighs and measures prescribed quantities accordingly.

  • Assesses product quality visually and by touch, and grades according to weight, thickness, colour and other quality criteria.

  • Examines hide, skins, leather, fabric, wool, rags, scrap metal, tobacco pipe bowls, fish, fibres, ceramics, produce and other goods.

Hard Skills

Hard skills are specific, learnable, measurable, often industry or occupation-specific abilities related to a position.

Skills are ranked based on the number of job adverts that list them as required skills.

  • Palletizing

  • Warehousing

  • Supply Chain

  • Coordinate Measuring Machine (CMM)

  • Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)

  • Forklift Truck

  • Auditing

  • Occupational Safety And Health

  • Employee Onboarding

  • Virtual Event

Soft Skills

Soft skills can be self-taught and usually do not necessitate a certain completed level of education.

Skills are ranked based on the number of job adverts that list them as required skills.

  • Lifting Ability

  • Sorting

  • Loading And Unloading

  • Communications

  • Customer Service

  • Detail Oriented

  • Management

  • Planning

  • Operations

  • Sales

How do I get a job like this?

People in these types of job started their career paths after studying courses like the ones below.