Plug Sorter

Pick out split, broken, or knotty cedar plugs.
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Quick Stats


Salary Range
$20,000 – $56,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Plug Sorters do?

Picks out split, broken, or knotty cedar plugs, used to fill holes resulting from removal of spikes in railroad ties or telephone poles, as they pass on conveyor.


Should I be a Plug 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.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.

  • How to become a Plug Sorter

    Most Plug 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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