Ball Sorter

Tend machines that sort metal balls.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Ball Sorters do?

Tends machine that sorts metal balls according to size, roundness, or surface defects, such as nicks, scratches, or dents: Adjusts settings on control panel, sets graduated opening on gauge slide, or selects and installs gauging screen in barrel of machine through which balls drop into containers according to variation from specified dimensions. Loads balls into feed hopper, and starts machine that automatically sorts standard size, oversize, undersize, and defective balls into separate pockets or containers. May visually examine or measure sample balls from each container, using micrometer or fixed gauge and label containers, according to quality and quantity of sorted balls. May weigh balls on balance scale and record weight and grades on work ticket.

Should I be a Ball Sorter?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.

  • Also known as: Cattle Sorter, Paper Sorter, Shirt Sorter

    How to become a Ball Sorter

    Ball Sorters generally graduate from high school and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate’s degree to increase your chances of finding a good job. Check out these schools offering Ball Sorter-related education!
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