What do Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping do?

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.

  • 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, in order 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, and/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, and/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.

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