Sort scrap metals and remove foreign matters.
Data from U.S. Department of Labor
What do Scrap Sorters do?
Sorts scrap metal and removes foreign matter preparatory to use in recasting: Shovels metal scrap onto conveyor leading to magnetic drum that removes iron and steel pieces. Removes contaminating nonferrous metals, manually. May sift scrap to remove excess dirt and rust, using wire sifting tray. May remove inserts from defective castings, using gas torch, tongs, and pliers, and be designated Salvager, Inserts.
Should I be a Scrap Sorter?
You should have
degree or higher and share these traits:
You pay close attention to all the little details.
You enjoy flying solo and doing things your own way.
You can always be counted on to do a good job.
How to become a Scrap Sorter
Most Scrap 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.
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