Stacker and Sorter Operator

Operate machines to sort and stack lumber.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$18,000 – $66,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Stacker and Sorter Operators do?

Operates machines to sort and stack lumber: Activates conveyor chain that positions lumber stack over hoist. Moves controls to lift hoist and slide single layers of lumber onto chains of sorting machine where boards drop into storage pockets according to length. Starts chain conveyor in bottom of pocket to transfer lumber onto powered rollers for machine stacking preparatory to kiln drying or shipping. Records number of pieces removed from storage, using mechanical hand counter.

Should I be a Stacker and Sorter Operator?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Helpful: You always keep an eye out for what other people need.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.

  • Also known as: Hand Trucker, Horse-And-Wagon Driver

    How to Become a
    Stacker and Sorter Operator

    Stacker and Sorter Operators generally graduate from high school and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate’s degree to increase your chances of finding a good job. Check out these schools offering Stacker and Sorter Operator-related education!
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