Weighers, Graders and Sorters

Weighers, graders and sorters weigh, grade and sort materials, goods and products.


New workers

New workers start around £16,047. Normal pay is £25,386 per year.
Highly experienced workers can earn up to £38,733.

Available jobs

In the past year there were 26,064 vacancies for this type of job


Projected job growth over the next 8 years

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.

  • Engineering Drawings

  • Coordinate Measuring Machine (CMM)

  • First Article Inspections

  • Quality Management Systems

  • Quality Management

  • Tooling

  • Technical Drawing

  • ISO 9000 Series

  • Aerospace Basic Quality System Standards

  • Calibration

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.

  • Detail Oriented

  • Communication

  • Teamwork

  • Problem Solving

  • Customer Service

  • Management

  • Quality Control

  • Interpersonal Communications

  • Troubleshooting (Problem Solving)

  • Computer Literacy

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.