Agricultural Products Graders and Sorters


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Agricultural Products Graders and Sorters

Agricultural Products Graders and Sorters - Working Conditions

In a typical work setting, agricultural products graders and sorters:

Interpersonal Relationships

  • Have very low levels of social interaction. Graders and sorters usually work alone. When they do speak to others, they do so face-to-face.
  • Often work as part of a group or team.

Physical Work Conditions

  • Almost always work indoors while inspecting products. Work sites may not have heating or air conditioning.
  • Work physically near other graders and sorters.

Work Performance

  • Must be accurate and thorough in their work.
  • Repeat the same physical activities.
  • Work at a pace set by machinery, such as conveyor belts carrying products.
  • Make some decisions independently, but usually take direction from supervisors.

Hours/Travel

  • May work longer hours during harvest time and shorter hours the rest of the year.
  • May work overtime to meet production goals.
  • May work evenings, nights, or weekends.
Source: Illinois Career Information System (CIS) brought to you by Illinois Department of Employment Security.