Clam Sorter

Remove marketable clams from conveyor belt and deposit them in containers.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$16,000 – $28,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Clam Sorters do?

Removes marketable clams from conveyor belt or from pile on deck of clam-harvesting dredge and deposits them in containers. Dumps clams from containers onto worktable or deck, and sorts and packs them in containers for shipping according to species. May assist SHELLFISH DREDGE OPERATOR in adjustment, repair, and maintenance of dredge and conveyor equipment, using handtools.

Should I be a Clam Sorter?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.

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    How to become a Clam Sorter

    Most Clam Sorters 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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