Grade Checker

Set grade stakes to guide earth moving equipment operators.
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Quick Stats

Very Good

Salary Range
$19,000 – $58,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Grade Checkers do?

Sets grade stakes to guide earth moving equipment operators in sloping highways and fill embankments, using measuring instruments and handtools: Reads survey stakes along highway right-of-way to determine grade specification for embankment. Measures horizontally and vertically, in specified ratio, from survey stake to juncture of embankment and initial excavation, using survey rod and eye level. Sets grade stakes, using hatchet, and chalk-marks excavation reference points on stake. Repeats measuring and staking at specified intervals to form horizontal stakeline along embankment. Observes excavating activities to verify conformance to stake references and notifies equipment operators or supervisor of deviations.

Should I be a Grade Checker?

You should have a certificate degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • High Achiever: You love the challenge of tackling difficult work.

  • Also known as: Fine Grader, Grade Tamper, Gravel Screener, Grunt, Wrecker

    How to become a Grade Checker

    Grade Checkers often have a Certificate or higher. Chart?chd=s:9rawaa&chl=no+college+%2861%25%29|certificate+%2817%25%29||bachelor%27s+%2822%25%29||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,61,61
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