Tube Sorter

Scan and feel scrap rubber tubes.
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Quick Stats


Salary Range
$20,000 – $56,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Tube Sorters do?

Scans and feels scrap rubber tubes to identify butyl, synthetic, or natural rubber and sorts them into separate piles. Cuts out cots, using knife. Loads sorted tubes into boxes, and weighs boxes on scale. Tags boxes to identify contents and record weight. May cut out valve stems. May bale depatched tubes [BALING-MACHINE TENDER]. May cut samples from tubes and test with specified acid to determine if rubber is natural or synthetic.


Should I be a Tube Sorter?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.

  • How to become a Tube Sorter

    Most Tube 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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