Details for Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping
Weigh, measure, and check materials, supplies, and equipment for the purpose of keeping relevant records. Duties are primarily clerical by nature.
- Collect or prepare measurement, weight, or identification labels and attach them to products.
- Document quantity, quality, type, weight, test result data, and value of materials or products to maintain shipping, receiving, and production records and files.
- Compare product labels, tags, or tickets, shipping manifests, purchase orders, and bills of lading to verify accuracy of shipment contents, quality specifications, or weights.
- Count or estimate quantities of materials, parts, or products received or shipped.
- Weigh or measure materials, equipment, or products to maintain relevant records, using volume meters, scales, rules, or calipers.
- Communicate with customers and vendors to exchange information regarding products, materials, and services.
- Compute product totals and charges for shipments.
- Collect product samples and prepare them for laboratory analysis or testing.
- Unload or unpack incoming shipments.
- Operate scalehouse computers to obtain weight information about incoming shipments such as those from waste haulers.
- Fill orders for products and samples, following order tickets, and forward or mail items.
- Sort products or materials into predetermined sequences or groupings for display, packing, shipping, or storage.
- Signal or instruct other workers to weigh, move, or check products.
- Maintain financial records, such as accounts of daily collections and billings, and records of receipts issued.
- Store samples of finished products in labeled cartons and record their location.
- Remove from stock products or loads not meeting quality standards, and notify supervisors or appropriate departments of discrepancies or shortages.
- Maintain, monitor, and clean work areas, such as recycling collection sites, drop boxes, counters and windows, and areas around scale houses.
- Inspect incoming loads of waste to identify contents and to screen for the presence of specific regulated or hazardous wastes.
- Examine products or materials, parts, subassemblies, and packaging for damage, defects, or shortages, using specification sheets, gauges, and standards charts.
- Transport materials, products, or samples to processing, shipping, or storage areas, manually or using conveyors, pumps, or hand trucks.
- Prepare measurement tables and conversion charts, using standard formulas.
- Inspect products and examination records to determine the number of defects per worker and the reasons for examiners' rejections.
- Realistic - Realistic occupations frequently involve work activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions. They often deal with plants, animals, and real-world materials like wood, tools, and machinery. Many of the occupations require working outside, and do not involve a lot of paperwork or working closely with others.
- Conventional - Conventional occupations frequently involve following set procedures and routines. These occupations can include working with data and details more than with ideas. Usually there is a clear line of authority to follow.
Education, training, experience
- Education - These occupations usually require a high school diploma.
- Training - Employees in these occupations need anywhere from a few months to one year of working with experienced employees. A recognized apprenticeship program may be associated with these occupations.
- Experience - Some previous work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is usually needed. For example, a teller would benefit from experience working directly with the public.
- Mathematics -Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
- Production and Processing -Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods.