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Weighers, graders and sorters

£11,440 Average salary at age 20
£24,440 Average Salary
44 Average hours per week

Description

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

Main Tasks

  • Examines hide, skins, leather, fabric, wool, rags, scrap metal, tobacco pipe bowls, fish, fibres, ceramics, produce and other goods;
  • Assesses product quality visually and by touch, and grades according to weight, thickness, colour and other quality criteria;
  • Ascertains material(s) required from order card, recipe, or specification and weighs and measures prescribed quantities accordingly;
  • Uses balances, springs, weighing platforms, automatic scales and weighbridges to check the weight of goods, products and loaded vehicles;
  • Records and calculates gross and net weight, checks delivery notes and prepares documents and labels for identification purposes;
  • Operates machines to measure lengths of rolls of material and irregularly shaped materials such as leather or sheepskin.

Qualifications

There are no formal academic entry requirements. Training is typically received on-the-job, supplemented by short courses relating to the specific material or product being considered.

UK Prospects

16400 Workforce Size
10.04% Predicted decline 2022 - 2027
2201 Predicted Replacement 2022 - 2027

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