Agricultural Establishment Inspector-Grader

Inspect agricultural products according to marketing specifications.
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Salary Range
$16,000 – $28,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Agricultural Establishment Inspector-Graders do?

Inspects and grades agricultural products, such as carrots, rose bushes, strawberry plants, and tobacco, in field or shed, according to marketing specifications: Estimates weight of product visually and by feel. Verifies count. Looks at, feels, and smells product, as required by its nature, to determine grade and identify substandard products. Places rejected products and individual grades of products in designated piles, containers, or areas. May pay harvest hands. May oversee field hauling. May be designated according to kind of product as Carrot Grader-Inspector; Rose Grader; Tobacco Grader; Watermelon Inspector.


Should I be an Agricultural Establishment Inspector-Grader?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Calm Under Pressure: You keep your cool when dealing with highly stressful situations.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Logical Thinker: You take a step-by-step approach to analyze information and solve problems.

  • Also known as: Agricultural Establishment Grader Inspector, Carrot Grader-Inspector, Eggs Inspector See More

    How to Become an
    Agricultural Establishment Inspector-Grader

    Most Agricultural Establishment Inspector-Graders have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9baaaa&chl=no+college+%2898%25%29|certificate+%282%25%29||||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,98,98
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