Gin Clerk

Weigh cottons and record productions in cotton ginning establishments.
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Salary Range
$18,000 – $43,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Gin Clerks do?

Weighs incoming cotton, computes ginning charges, and records production in cotton ginning establishment: Weighs truck or trailer loaded with cotton and records gross, tare, and net weights. Computes and records quantity of cotton ginned and baled, and records weight of cottonseed removed from cotton. Questions cotton owners to obtain baling and ginning instructions and records instructions on bale tags. Computes and records ginning charges, using rate chart and adding machine. May prepare payrolls and records of payments to growers and quantity of seed cotton received. May prepare cotton-classing samples and mail samples and ginning figures of individual growers to U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Should I be a Gin Clerk?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Independent: You enjoy flying solo and doing things your own way.
  • Calm Under Pressure: You keep your cool when dealing with highly stressful situations.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.

  • Also known as: Checking Clerk, Ham Clerk, Marine Clerk, Tally Clerk, Unit Control Clerk, Weight Clerk

    How to become a Gin Clerk

    Most Gin Clerks 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:9ejaaa&chl=no+college+%2861%25%29|certificate+%2830%25%29|associate%27s+%289%25%29|||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,61,61
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