Weighers, graders and sorters


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


  • 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.

Entry Requirements

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.

What can I earn?

Up to £19,240
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