Occupation information for Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping California


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.

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Currently Employed: 11,700

Projected Annual Job Openings: 1,560

Typical Hourly Wage: $14.26 - $20.81

Typical Annual Salary: $29,670 - $43,280

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typical training

Typical education needed for entry: High school diploma or equivalent

Typical work experience needed for a job in this occupation: No work experience

Typical on-the-job training once you have a job in this occupation: Less than 1 month on-the-job training

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typical job duties
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Communicate with customers and vendors to exchange information regarding products, materials, and services.
tools & technology
  • Animal weighing scales
  • Articulating boom lift
  • Manlift or personnel lift
  • Truck or rail scales
  • Water meters

  • Data base user interface and query software
  • Electronic mail software
  • Enterprise resource planning ERP software
  • Materials requirements planning logistics and supply chain software
  • Word processing software