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Working As A Sorter

  • Handling and Moving Objects
  • Getting Information
  • Performing General Physical Activities
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships
  • Repetitive

  • $27,000

    Average Salary

What Does A Sorter Do At Republic Services

* Sort and segregate recoverable materials (e.g., aluminum, plastic, glass, paper, etc.) from incoming waste.
* Deposit recoverable materials safely and efficiently into appropriate chute.
* Assist other sorters on an as-needed basis with heavy or bulky items.
* Follow all Company safety policies and procedures, including stopping the conveyor belt in emergency situations.
* Inspect incoming loads for unacceptable waste; remove unacceptable items as required.
* Communicate with equipment operators regarding incoming loads of special waste or other loads that require special attention.
* Perform other job-related duties as assigned.
* The statements used herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of the work being performed by an employee in this position, and are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties and skills required by an incumbent so classified.
* Furthermore, they do not establish a contract for employment and are subject to change at the discretion of the Company

What Does A Sorter Do At Casella Waste Systems, Inc.

* Perform duties in a safe manner in compliance with all local, state, and federal regulations and company policies.
* Ensure proper PPE is utilized, as well as compliance with Lock Out Tag Out procedures are adhered to consistently.
* Inspect materials and sort items or materials into designated areas according to type, size, condition, color, or paper grade.
* Pull contaminants out of paper or off of floor.
* Perform cleaning duties related to plant equipment and general housekeeping.
* Report system problems immediately to management.
* Maintain a clean and orderly work area and surrounding area.
* Dump boxes and containers of material into designated area(s).
* Maintain an excellent attendance record and an excellent safety and work quality record.
* Other duties as assigned

What Does A Sorter Do At Recology

* SORTER
* Sorts mixed recyclable materials by type and from waste materials in compliance with laws, regulations and policies.
* Identifies and distinguishes recyclables (paper, glass, etc.) from non-recyclables (garbage, etc.).
* Includes sorting through materials on a conveyor to view and recognize type, and opening bags to inspect contents.
* Empties and/or changes sorted materials containers as needed.
* Maintains a safe work area.
* Per company policies and training, looks out for, reports on, and takes appropriate action regarding any hazardous materials in the waste stream.
* Abides by company policies and procedures and state and local regulations

What Does A Sorter Do At HCA, Hospital Corporation of America

* Responsible for sorting, scanning, loading and delivering inter-company mail to all MHS facilities.
* Essential Job Functions:
* Sorts , scans, and packs all work to be delivered to appropriate facility bins.
* Takes initiative to learn any new mail/delivery procedures to improve efficiency in the department.
* Recognizes impending crisis situations and institutes measures (such as adjusting priorities) to prevent further complications.
* Loads correct van/truck with mail to be delivered for each route.
* Answers phones, unpacks and shelves all supplies and equipment.
* Follows assigned routes for delivery in a timely manner

What Does A Sorter Do At Steris

* Able to understand and follow Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s).
* Open laundry carts and empty hamper bags onto sorting table.
* Sort linen by fabric type.
* Accurately weigh sorted loads and send linen to washers via negative air system as well as operate laundry equipment in either automatic or manual mode.
* Identify instruments, sharp items, hospital-owned linen and other foreign objects and place them in appropriate receptacles.
* Place empty laundry carts in cart wash and operate washing machinery.
* Deposit all instruments and other washable, returnable objects in wash rack and process through dishwasher or commercial washer, as well as wash all stainless basins.
* Completely clean and disinfect soil sort area at end of shift.
* Mentor / train fellow associates.
* Other duties as assigned

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Sorter Demographics

Gender

Male

50.1%

Female

36.0%

Unknown

13.8%
Ethnicity

White

62.9%

Hispanic or Latino

15.9%

Black or African American

12.0%

Asian

6.0%

Unknown

3.2%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

77.7%

French

5.4%

German

2.0%

Hmong

1.5%

Portuguese

1.4%

Italian

1.1%

Chinese

1.1%

Polish

1.1%

Mandarin

1.0%

Carrier

1.0%

Japanese

0.9%

Hindi

0.8%

Russian

0.8%

Cantonese

0.8%

Tagalog

0.7%

Swedish

0.6%

Vietnamese

0.6%

Samoan

0.6%

Thai

0.6%

Gujarati

0.5%
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Sorter Education

Schools

University of Phoenix

15.4%

The Academy

11.4%

Southwest Tennessee Community College

7.4%

University of Memphis

7.2%

Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana

5.3%

Essex County College

4.8%

Everest Institute

4.6%

Kaplan University

4.2%

Strayer University

3.9%

Ashford University

3.9%

Columbus State Community College

3.6%

Atlanta Technical College

3.3%

University of North Carolina at Greensboro

3.3%

College of DuPage

3.2%

Cuyahoga Community College

3.1%

Remington College

3.1%

University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee

3.1%

Florida State College at Jacksonville

3.0%

Houston Community College

3.0%

Sacramento City College

3.0%
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Majors

Business

22.3%

Criminal Justice

9.5%

General Studies

8.9%

Medical Assisting Services

7.8%

Nursing

6.2%

Health Care Administration

5.4%

Computer Science

4.7%

Accounting

4.7%

Psychology

3.9%

Automotive Technology

3.0%

Communication

2.9%

Liberal Arts

2.7%

Graphic Design

2.7%

Education

2.6%

Cosmetology

2.4%

Information Technology

2.3%

Pharmacy

2.2%

Management

2.0%

Electrical Engineering

2.0%

Culinary Arts

1.9%
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Degrees

Other

47.6%

Bachelors

19.0%

Associate

17.3%

Certificate

8.6%

Diploma

4.8%

Masters

1.9%

License

0.6%

Doctorate

0.2%
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Average Yearly Salary
$27,000
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$17,000
Min 10%
$27,000
Median 50%
$27,000
Median 50%
$27,000
Median 50%
$27,000
Median 50%
$27,000
Median 50%
$27,000
Median 50%
$27,000
Median 50%
$42,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
Goodwill Industries of Michiana
Highest Paying City
Oakland, CA
Highest Paying State
Alaska
Avg Experience Level
1.4 years
How much does a Sorter make at top companies?
The national average salary for a Sorter in the United States is $27,028 per year or $13 per hour. Those in the bottom 10 percent make under $17,000 a year, and the top 10 percent make over $42,000.

Real Sorter Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Sorter SRB Trading Corp New York, NY May 21, 2015 $40,363
Sorter Sanghavi Diamonds Inc. New York, NY Jul 27, 2016 $39,653
Jewelry Sorter Gm Diamonds Inc. New York, NY Feb 29, 2008 $39,027
Sorter (Diamond & Colored Stones) Royal Gems & Jewelry Inc. Cincinnati, OH Jun 21, 2012 $34,895
Sorters Recycling Technologies Inc. Danbury, CT Oct 25, 2007 $34,895
Stone Sorter Vimco Diamond Corporation New York, NY Sep 30, 2008 $30,992
Sorter Recycling Technologies Inc. Danbury, CT Mar 14, 2008 $26,526

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Top Skills for A Sorter

  1. Delivery Trucks
  2. Sort
  3. ZIP Codes
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Unload delivery trucks and loaded trucks in a fast paced environment while needing to lift heavy boxes.
  • Bundle, label, and route sorted mail to designated areas depending on destinations and according to established procedures and deadlines.
  • Verify correct zip codes to the matching trailers to avoid any mistakes on packages going to the wrong hub.
  • Sorted packages and learned necessary safety procedures.
  • Operated Pallet Jack according to standard operating procedures.

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