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Become A Sorter

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Working As A Sorter

  • Performing General Physical Activities
  • Handling and Moving Objects
  • Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events
  • Controlling Machines and Processes
  • Operating Vehicles, Mechanized Devices, or Equipment
  • Deal with People

  • Stressful

  • $25,010

    Average Salary

What Does A Sorter Do At The Salvation Army

* Sort clothing efficiently and properly according to the standard of The Salvation Army.
* Identify top designer brands and direct to proper department for processing.
* Keep immediate working area neat and clean and help in the overall clean up as assigned.
* Follow safety measures established and maintained by ARC policy and government regulations.
* Maintain confidentiality as needed and required for the operation of the total program.
* Other duties and responsibilities as may be assigned, from time to time, by the management

What Does A Sorter Do At Volt Information Sciences

* 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 Waste Connections, Inc.

* Sorting recycled material onto different conveyor belts and moving material to the appropriate areas.
* Maintaining the cleanliness of the recycling area and yard outside.
* Help maintain equipment such as baler and conveyor line.
* Assuming custodial duties as needed.
* Other manual labor that does not involve the operation of heavy equipment

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 Rescue Mission Alliance of Syracue Inc.

* Responsible for supervisory responsibilities in the absence of the Team Leader Production and on Sundays.
* Sorting hard-good donations into sellable bric-a-brac, metal salvage, toy salvage, book salvage, rigid plastics, jewelry, shoes/handbags, trash, etc.
* Sorting, hanging and ticketing sellable clothing donations, as well as sorting bin items (ties, scarves, hats, gloves, accessories) and linens.
* Assists Team Leaders with final preparation of store orders as needed (loading, staging and completing manifests).
* Responsible for filling out order forms and shipment manifests.
* Responsible for insuring production metrics are documented on a daily basis.
* Contributes to efficiency by monitoring the work flow in all aspects of production.
* Achieves quality standards by monitoring daily job assignments for clothing/presort.
* Supplies stores by insuring timely and sufficient store orders as directed by Team Leaders.
* Oversees proper storage of off season inventory.
* Assists Team Leaders by informing them of potential problem areas such as personnel, equipment, inventory etc.
* Insures properly stocked inventory by informing Team Leader Production of low inventories on production, such as hangers, tags, bale wire, carts, unsorted clothing/bric, etc.
* Assist with training and development of current staff and new hires.
* Promotes a safety first attitude by following all safety policies and procedures.
* Maintain a team environment by being a team player and treating everyone with respect

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How To Become A Sorter

Formal education is not usually required to become a hand laborer or material mover. Employers typically require only that applicants be physically able to perform the work.


There are no formal education requirements to become a hand laborer or material mover.


Most positions for hand laborers and material movers require less than 1 month of on-the-job training. Some workers need only a few days of training, and most training is done by a supervisor or a more experienced worker who decides when trainees are ready to work on their own.

Workers learn safety rules as part of their training. Many of these rules are standardized through the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA).

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

Refuse and recyclable material collectors who drive trucks that exceed a certain capacity—such as vehicles with the combined weight of the vehicle, passengers, and cargo exceeding 26,000 pounds—must have a commercial driver’s license (CDL). Obtaining a CDL requires passing written, skill, and vision tests.

Important Qualities

Customer-service skills. Hand laborers and material movers who work with the public, such as grocery baggers or car wash attendants, must be pleasant and courteous to customers.

Hand–eye coordination. Most hand laborers and material movers use their arms and hands to manipulate objects or move objects into specific positions.

Listening skills. Hand laborers and material movers follow instructions that a supervisor gives them.

Physical stamina. Hand laborers and material movers need the endurance to perform strenuous tasks, such as moving or cleaning objects, throughout the day.

Physical strength. Some workers must be able to lift and carry heavy objects.

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Sorter Demographics


  • Male

  • Female

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  • White

  • Hispanic or Latino

  • Asian

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  • Black or African American

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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

  • French

  • Chinese

  • Mandarin

  • Portuguese

  • German

  • Hmong

  • Cantonese

  • Italian

  • Polish

  • Hindi

  • Gujarati

  • Carrier

  • Vietnamese

  • Romanian

  • Russian

  • Tagalog

  • Japanese

  • Dakota

  • Swedish

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Top Skills for A Sorter


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Top Sorter Skills

  1. Scan Packages
  2. Sort Items
  3. Electric Pallet Jack
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Scan packages according to truck number.
  • Evaluated pre-sort items in accordance with classification or criteria.
  • Used both manual and electric pallet jacks to arrange and transport boxes in a warehouse setting.
  • Unloaded and loaded delivery trucks.
  • Organized and sorted incoming air freight according to zip codes on several conveyor belts in a quick and efficient manner.

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