Belt Picker

Remove impurities from extracted minerals passing on conveyor belts.
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Quick Stats


Salary Range
$20,000 – $56,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Belt Pickers do?

Removes lumps of slate, wood, wire, clay, or other impurities from extracted minerals passing on conveyor belt, picking table, or shaker screen: Throws lumps of usable material into bins for further processing. Routes impurities to disposal area. May assist in changing conveyor belts or screens and repairing plant equipment.


Should I be a Belt Picker?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.
  • Independent: You enjoy flying solo and doing things your own way.

  • Also known as: Brick Picker, Cloth Picker, Knot Picker, Cloth, Nicker and Breaker, Nut Picker, Picker / Packer, Rag Picker See More

    How to become a Belt Picker

    Most Belt Pickers have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate's degree to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9zcaaa&chl=no+college+%2869%25%29|certificate+%2828%25%29|associate%27s+%283%25%29|||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,69,69
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