Egg Grader Career

*A job as an Egg Grader falls under the broader career category of Graders and Sorters, Agricultural Products. The information on this page will generally apply to all careers in this category but may not specifically apply to this career title.

Job Description for Graders and Sorters, Agricultural Products : Grade, sort, or classify unprocessed food and other agricultural products by size, weight, color, or condition.


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Graders and Sorters, Agricultural Product Career

What skills are required for Graders and Sorters, Agricultural Products?

Importance Skills
  Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
  Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
  Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  Coordination - Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.

What knowledge is needed to be an Graders and Sorters, Agricultural Product?

Importance Knowledge
  Production and Processing - Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods.
  English Language - Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
  Mechanical - Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.
  Food Production - Knowledge of techniques and equipment for planting, growing, and harvesting food products (both plant and animal) for consumption, including storage/handling techniques.
  Education and Training - Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.

Work Styles

Importance Styles
  Dependability - Job requires being reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling obligations.
  Attention to Detail - Job requires being careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks.
  Cooperation - Job requires being pleasant with others on the job and displaying a good-natured, cooperative attitude.
  Self Control - Job requires maintaining composure, keeping emotions in check, controlling anger, and avoiding aggressive behavior, even in very difficult situations.
  Initiative - Job requires a willingness to take on responsibilities and challenges.
  Achievement/Effort - Job requires establishing and maintaining personally challenging achievement goals and exerting effort toward mastering tasks.
  Integrity - Job requires being honest and ethical.
  Concern for Others - Job requires being sensitive to others' needs and feelings and being understanding and helpful on the job.
  Stress Tolerance - Job requires accepting criticism and dealing calmly and effectively with high stress situations.
  Social Orientation - Job requires preferring to work with others rather than alone, and being personally connected with others on the job.
  Independence - Job requires developing one's own ways of doing things, guiding oneself with little or no supervision, and depending on oneself to get things done.
  Adaptability/Flexibility - Job requires being open to change (positive or negative) and to considerable variety in the workplace.
  Persistence - Job requires persistence in the face of obstacles.
  Leadership - Job requires a willingness to lead, take charge, and offer opinions and direction.