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As a sorter, what you sort will depend on the company you work for and what is currently being produced. As part of this entry level position, you may also have other duties such as loading and unloading products, packing boxes, and assisting with shipping or quality control. If you have good manual dexterity, are physically fit and want to work in a warehouse/industrial setting, a sorter is a great position for you. Contact Randstad Canada today to explore sorter job opportunities in your area.
Sorter positions can be temporary, part time or full time. You will work in a warehouse setting and will spend most of your time working on your feet. Expect to work shift work. Evening and weekend work is common. Overtime hours are offered during the busy season. You will report to a shift foreman or warehouse manager.
Even though sorters are entry level positions, there is room to grow and make a good salary. The average salary for a sorter about $16 per hour for a full time position. At the top end of the salary scale, you could make up to $23 per hour. Higher salaries are often for more specialized sorter jobs and for sorters with years of experience. Many companies offer employee benefits as part of the compensation package. Weekend premiums and overtime hours can help increase your earning potential.
Sorters typically work in an assembly line environment. Your main goal is to sort products, parts, and items to assist with the manufacturing or distribution process. Your tasks can vary based on which shift you are on, your assigned station, and other factors. Common tasks associated with sorter jobs:
Sorters work in an industrial setting for companies in a variety of industries, such as manufacturing, shipping/receiving, delivery services, retail, and others. Sorter jobs are available in many cities across Canada, especially those with a large manufacturing sector. The types of sorter jobs can vary by region.
Companies look for reliable workers who can help the company operate efficiently. You need to be a strong team player, a good communicator, and physically strong to handle the rigors of the job. When hiring sorters, companies look for:
For sorter roles, hiring companies are looking for candidates with a high school diploma or equivalent. College education is an asset but not required. You will be expected to read and understand English and have basic math skills. Technical experience working with machines, manual dexterity, and experience working in an industrial environment is preferred. Above all else, companies are looking for motivated and reliable workers.
After gaining experience as a sorter, many move on to other warehouse roles such as shipping/receiving, inventory control, and quality control. Some sorters take on more senior sorter jobs with other organizations.
Are you looking for an entry level sorter job? Do you currently work as a sorter and are looking to advance your career? Contact Randstad Canada today to explore your career options.