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Career Details :: 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.
No previous work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is needed for these occupations. For example, a person can become a general office clerk even if he/she has never worked in an office before.
These occupations may require a high school diploma or GED certificate. Some may require a formal training course to obtain a license.
Employees in these occupations need anywhere from a few days to a few months of training. Usually, an experienced worker could show you how to do the job.
- Prepares measurement tables and conversion charts, using standard formulae.
- Maintains perpetual inventory of samples and replenishes stock to maintain required levels.
- Collects fees and issues receipts for payments.
- Compares product labels, tags, or tickets; shipping manifests; purchase orders; and bills of lading to verify that the contents, quantity, or weight of shipments is accurate.
- Fills orders for products and samples, following order tickets, and forwards or mails items.
- Removes products or loads not meeting quality standards from stock and notifies supervisor or appropriate department of discrepancy or shortage.
- Examines products or materials, parts, and subassemblies for damage, defects, or shortages, using specification sheets, gauges, and standards charts.
- Works with, signals, or instructs other workers to weigh, move, or check products.
- Collects and prepares product samples for laboratory analysis or testing.
- Communicates with customers and vendors to exchange information regarding products, materials, and services.
- Collects, prepares, or attaches measurement, weight, or identification labels or tickets to products.
- Examines blueprints and prepares plans, layouts, or drawings of facility or finished products to identify storage locations or verify parts assemblies.
- Sorts products or materials into predetermined sequence or groupings for packing, shipping, or storage.
- Operates or tends machines to clean or sanitize equipment, or manually washes equipment, using detergent, brushes, and hoses.
- Transports materials, products, or samples to processing, shipping, or storage areas, manually or by using conveyors, pumps, or hand trucks.
- Counts or estimates quantities of materials, parts, or products received or shipped.
- Unloads or unpacks incoming shipments or arranges, packs, or prepares materials and products for display, distribution, outgoing shipment, or storage.
- Computes product totals and charges for shipments, using calculator.
- Weighs or measures materials or products, using volume meters, scales, rules, and calipers.
- Documents quantity, quality, type, weight, and value of materials or products to maintain shipping, receiving, and production records and files.
- Mail Clerks, Except Mail Machine Operators and Postal Service
- Marking Clerks
- Office Clerks, General
- Procurement Clerks
- Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks
- Stock Clerks, Stockroom, Warehouse, or Storage Yard
General Work Activities
- Getting Information Needed to Do the Job
- Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events
- Evaluating Information Against Standards
- Performing Administrative Activities
- Handling and Moving Objects
Frequent Work Context
- Using Hands on Objects, Tools, Controls
- Importance of Being Exact or Accurate
- Importance of Being Sure All Is Done
- Consequence of Error