Inspector and Sorter

Inspect and sort processed material, such as hides, skins, or leather.
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Salary Range
$20,000 – $56,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Inspector and Sorters do?

Inspects and sorts processed material, such as hides, skins, or leather: Examines material for defects, such as brand marks, cuts, and scars, and trims defects from material, using shears. Verifies thickness of material, using gauge. Sorts material according to qualities, such as color, size, and thickness. Returns defective material for reprocessing. May be designated according to material sorted as Blue-Leather Sorter; Patent-Leather Sorter; Russet-Leather Sorter.


Should I be an Inspector and Sorter?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.

  • Also known as: Hide Inspector and Sorter, Stave Inspector and Culler

    How to become an Inspector and Sorter

    Most Inspector and Sorters 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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