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Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping

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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.

    Work Activities
    • Compare product labels, tags, or tickets, shipping manifests, purchase orders, and bills of lading to verify accuracy of shipment contents, quality specifications, or weights.
    • Document quantity, quality, type, weight, test result data, and value of materials or products to maintain shipping, receiving, and production records and files.
    • Weigh or measure materials, equipment, or products to maintain relevant records, using volume meters, scales, rules, or calipers.
    • Collect or prepare measurement, weight, or identification labels and attach them to products.
    • Remove from stock products or loads not meeting quality standards, and notify supervisors or appropriate departments of discrepancies or shortages.
    • Inspect products and examination records to determine the number of defects per worker and the reasons for examiners' rejections.
    • Examine products or materials, parts, subassemblies, and packaging for damage, defects, or shortages, using specification sheets, gauges, and standards charts.
    • Store samples of finished products in labeled cartons and record their location.
    • 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.
    • Inspect incoming loads of waste to identify contents and to screen for the presence of specific regulated or hazardous wastes.
    • Count or estimate quantities of materials, parts, or products received or shipped.
    • Communicate with customers and vendors to exchange information regarding products, materials, and services.
    • Compute product totals and charges for shipments.
    • Fill orders for products and samples, following order tickets, and forward or mail items.
    • Operate scalehouse computers to obtain weight information about incoming shipments such as those from waste haulers.
    • Collect product samples and prepare them for laboratory analysis or testing.
    • Sort products or materials into predetermined sequences or groupings for display, packing, shipping, or storage.
    • Transport materials, products, or samples to processing, shipping, or storage areas, manually or using conveyors, pumps, or hand trucks.
    • Maintain, monitor, and clean work areas, such as recycling collection sites, drop boxes, counters and windows, and areas around scale houses.
    • Prepare measurement tables and conversion charts, using standard formulas.
    • Unload or unpack incoming shipments.
    Skills
    • Critical Thinking

      Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.

    • Reading Comprehension

      Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.

    • Monitoring

      Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.

    WorkKeys®
    Applied Math
    3
    Workplace Documents
    4
    Graphic Literacy
    4
    Abilities
    • Near Vision

      The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).

    • Category Flexibility

      The ability to generate or use different sets of rules for combining or grouping things in different ways.

    • Problem Sensitivity

      The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.

    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.

    • Mathematics

      Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.

    • English Language

      Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

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    Pay
    • Ohio Annual Salary $35,670/yr
    • Typical Salary
    • Ohio Hourly Wage $17.15/hr
    • Typical Hourly Wage
    Ohio Employment Trends
    • Currently Employed 2,510
    • Yearly Projected Openings 260
    Typical Education
    Personality
    Conventional: People interested in this work like activities that include data, detail, and regular routines. They do well at jobs that need:
    • Attention to Detail
    • Dependability
    • Integrity
    • Cooperation
    • Initiative
    • Stress Tolerance
    Tools
    • Water meters
    • Truck or rail scales
    • Manlift or personnel lift
    • Hand trucks or accessories
    • Articulating boom lift
    Technology
    • Office suite software
    • Materials requirements planning logistics and supply chain software
    • Inventory management software
    • Enterprise resource planning ERP software
    • Electronic mail software