Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping
SOC: 43-5111.00

Description:

Weigh, measure, and check materials, supplies, and equipment for the purpose of keeping relevant records. Duties are primarily clerical by nature. Includes workers who collect and keep record of samples of products or materials.


National Salary Information:

Hourly Statistics:

Annual Statistics:

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2015 wage data.


Employment Projections:

Employment (2014):
71,300 employed

Projected (2024):
71,200 employed

Projected growth (2014-2024)


Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2015 2014-2024 employment projections external site. "Projected growth" represents the estimated change in total employment over the projections period (2014-2024). "Projected job openings" represent openings due to growth and replacement.


Alternate Titles:

  • Aircraft Shipping Checker
  • Balance Weigher
  • Bean Weigher
  • Billet Checker
  • Booking Prizer
  • Box Car Checker
  • Brand Recorder
  • Broadcast Checker
  • Bullion Weigher
  • Cane Weigher
  • Cargo Checker
  • Case Checker
  • Charge Weigher
  • Check Weigher
  • Checker
  • Cheese Weigher
  • Chemical Weigher
  • City Weighmaster
  • Clerical Car Checker
  • Coal Weigher
  • Cotton Acreage Measurer
  • Cotton Sampler
  • Counter
  • Counter Weigher
  • Cycle Counter
  • Dump Grounds Checker
  • Field Cane Scale Clerk
  • Field Cane Scaler
  • Field Checker
  • Field Recorder
  • Fish Checker
  • Freight Checker
  • Freight Tallier
  • Freight Weigher
  • Gin Clerk
  • Gravel Weigher
  • Grey Stock Recorder
  • Ham Clerk
  • Harvest Field Ticketer
  • Hogshead Weigher
  • Industrial Order Clerk
  • Ingot Weigher
  • Inventory Checker
  • Inventory Management Specialist
  • Inventory Specialist
  • Juice Scaleman
  • Juice Weigher
  • Lab Technician
  • Land Checker
  • Linen Checker
  • Load Checker
  • Loaf Counter
  • Lorry Weigher
  • Lumber Checker
  • Lumber Scaler
  • Lumber Tallier
  • Material Checker
  • Material Control Manager
  • Measuring Clerk
  • Metal Weigher
  • Milk Receiver
  • Milk Sampler
  • Mold Checker
  • Order Checker
  • Paper Sample Clerk
  • Petroleum Inspector
  • Produce Weigher
  • Public Weigher
  • Quality Assurance Lab Technician
  • Quality Control Clerk
  • Quality Control Lab Technician
  • Quality Control Operator
  • Quality Control Technician
  • Quality Controller
  • Quality Inspector
  • Railroad Car Checker
  • Raw Scales Operator
  • Receiving Checker
  • Receiving Dock Checker
  • Receiving Inspector
  • Recorder
  • Records Clerk
  • Roll Weigher
  • Sample Checker
  • Sample Clerk
  • Sample Display Preparer
  • Sample Worker
  • Sawmill Tally Clerk
  • Scale Agent
  • Scale Attendant
  • Scale Clerk
  • Scale Operator
  • Scaleman
  • Scaler
  • Shipping and Receiving Weigher
  • Shipping Checker
  • Stacker
  • Supply Clerk
  • Swatch Clerk
  • Tallier
  • Tally Clerk
  • Tank Calibrator
  • Tank Truck Milk Receiver
  • Tare Man
  • Tare Weigher
  • Tare Worker
  • Ticket Puller
  • Ticket Worker
  • Tobacco Acreage Measurer
  • Tool Checker
  • Toolroom Checker
  • Traffic Checker
  • Traffic Counter
  • Unit Control Clerk
  • Unit Control Worker
  • Unit Controller
  • Unitizer
  • Unloading Checker
  • Warehouse Checker
  • Weighing Station Operator
  • Weighmaster
  • Weight and Balance Control Agent
  • Weighter
  • Wheel Press Clerk
  • Wool Sampler
  • Yarn Weigher


  • Job Zone Two: Some Preparation Needed

    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.

    Education:

    These occupations usually require a high school diploma.

    Job 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.


    Required Skills:

  • Reading Comprehension
  • Active Listening
  • Writing
  • Speaking
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Critical Thinking
  • Active Learning
  • Learning Strategies
  • Monitoring
  • Social Perceptiveness
  • Coordination
  • Persuasion
  • Negotiation
  • Instructing
  • Service Orientation
  • Complex Problem Solving
  • Operations Analysis
  • Programming
  • Operation Monitoring
  • Quality Control Analysis
  • Judgment and Decision Making
  • Systems Analysis
  • Systems Evaluation
  • Time Management
  • Management of Personnel Resources

  • Knowledge Used:

  • Administration and Management
  • Clerical
  • Economics and Accounting
  • Sales and Marketing
  • Customer and Personal Service
  • Personnel and Human Resources
  • Production and Processing
  • Food Production
  • Computers and Electronics
  • Engineering and Technology
  • Mechanical
  • Mathematics
  • Chemistry
  • Psychology
  • Geography
  • Education and Training
  • English Language
  • Foreign Language
  • Public Safety and Security
  • Law and Government
  • Telecommunications
  • Communications and Media
  • Transportation


  • Tasks:

  • 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.

  • Tools & Technology:

  • Automatic bulk weighing systems
  • Axle load scales
  • Beam scales
  • Belt conveyor scales
  • Calculators
  • Cherry pickers
  • Computer terminals
  • Computerized scales
  • Cordage measurers
  • Crane scales
  • Electric overhead traveling crane EOT
  • Facial shields
  • Grain analyzers
  • Grain moisture meters
  • High lifts
  • Hoists
  • Hopper scales
  • Industrial trucks
  • Label printers
  • Livestock scales
  • Mass flow meters
  • Milk meters
  • Monorail scales
  • Order selectors
  • Pallet jacks
  • Personal computers
  • Protective coveralls
  • Radio frequency RF scanners
  • Railway track scales
  • Safety glasses
  • Safety shoes
  • Scissor lifts
  • Tablet computers
  • Two-way radios
  • Vehicle tank meters
  • Warehouse forklifts
  • Water meters
  • Wire cutters
  • Email software
  • Enterprise resource planning ERP software
  • IBM Notes
  • Infor ERP Baan
  • Infor XA
  • Inventory software
  • Materials resource planning MRP software
  • Microsoft Access
  • Microsoft Dynamics AX
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft Office software
  • Microsoft Outlook
  • Microsoft PowerPoint
  • Microsoft Word
  • Oracle JD Edwards EnterpriseOne
  • Oracle software
  • Root cause analysis software
  • SAP software
  • Warehouse management system WMS software


  • office and administrative support


    industry stats

    SOC: 43-0000

    Total Employed: 21,846,420

    Average Annual Salary: $36,330