Weighs, measures, and checks 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.
This career is part of the Manufacturing cluster Quality Assurance pathway.
A person in this career:
- Documents quantity, quality, type, weight, test result data, and value of materials or products to maintain shipping, receiving, and production records and files.
- Weighs or measures materials, equipment, or products to maintain relevant records, using volume meters, scales, rules, or calipers.
- Collects or prepares measurement, weight, or identification labels and attaches them to products.
- Examines products or materials, parts, subassemblies, and packaging for damage, defects, or shortages, using specification sheets, gauges, and standards charts.
- Signals or instructs other workers to weigh, move, or check products.
- Collects product samples and prepares them for laboratory analysis or testing.
- Maintains, monitors, and cleans work areas, such as recycling collection sites, drop boxes, counters and windows, and areas around scale houses.
- Compares product labels, tags, or tickets, shipping manifests, purchase orders, and bills of lading to verify accuracy of shipment contents, quality specifications, or weights.
- Removes from stock products or loads not meeting quality standards, and notifies supervisors or appropriate departments of discrepancies or shortages.
- Inspects products and examination records to determine the number of defects per worker and the reasons for examiners' rejections.