Broomcorn Grader

Sort broomcorn fibers according to specified length and quality.
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Salary Range
$20,000 – $56,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Broomcorn Graders do?

Sorts broomcorn fibers according to specified length and quality to determine fibers to be used as cores, or outer layer: Opens bales of broomcorn stems with wire cutter. Examines and removes stems which are short, off-color, broken, or do not otherwise meet standards. Measures lengths of standard stems or panicles, using grading table scale. Determines grade of stems according to length, color, and fineness of fiber. Bundles and labels graded broomcorn. May remove seeds and straighten fibers [BROOMCORN SEEDER] or cut stalks to length.

Should I be a Broomcorn Grader?

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.
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.

  • Also known as: Broomcorn Sorter

    How to become a Broomcorn Grader

    Most Broomcorn Graders 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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