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Graders and Sorters, Agricultural Products - 45-2041.00

O*NET-SOC Description

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

Sample of Reported Job Titles

  • Agriculture Laborer
  • Apple Sorter
  • Corn Lab Technician
  • Distribution Technician
  • Egg Grader
  • Egg Worker
  • Grader
  • Potato Grader
  • Potato Sorter
  • Sorter

SOC Occupation Groups

45-0000 Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations
45-2000 Agricultural Workers
45-2040 Graders and Sorters, Agricultural Products
45-2041.00 Graders and Sorters, Agricultural Products

Related Occupations


  • Discard inferior or defective products or foreign matter, and place acceptable products in containers for further processing.
  • Grade and sort products according to factors such as color, species, length, width, appearance, feel, smell, and quality to ensure correct processing and usage.
  • 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.
  • Weigh products or estimate their weight, visually or by feel.

Detailed Work Activities

  • Evaluate quality of plants or crops.
  • Mark agricultural or forestry products for identification.
  • Measure physical characteristics of forestry or agricultural products.
  • Package agricultural products for shipment or further processing.
  • Record agricultural or forestry inventory data.
  • Sort forestry or agricultural materials.

Military Crosswalk Titles

  • Food Safety Officer (Army - Warrant Officer only)
  • Veterinary Food Inspection Specialist (Army - Enlisted)

Apprenticeship Crosswalk Titles

No information available.

DOT Crosswalk Titles

  • Chick Grader
  • Chick Sexer
  • Clam Sorter
  • Cotton Classer
  • Cotton Classer Aide
  • Egg Candler
  • Fish Roe Technician
  • Inspector-Grader, Agricultural Establishment
  • Sorter, Agricultural Produce
  • Wool Sorter
  • Wool-Fleece Grader
  • Wool-Fleece Sorter