Weigher/Measurer/Checker/Sampler  What They Do

Just the Facts


Weighs, measures, and checks materials, supplies, and equipment for the purpose of keeping relevant records. Duties are primarily clerical by nature.

This career is part of the Manufacturing cluster Quality Assurance pathway.


A person in this career:

  • Collects or prepares measurement, weight, or identification labels and attaches them to products.
  • Documents quantity, quality, type, weight, test result data, and value of materials or products to maintain shipping, receiving, and production records and files.
  • Compares product labels, tags, or tickets, shipping manifests, purchase orders, and bills of lading to verify accuracy of shipment contents, quality specifications, or weights.
  • Counts or estimates quantities of materials, parts, or products received or shipped.
  • Weighs or measures materials, equipment, or products to maintain relevant records, using volume meters, scales, rules, or calipers.
  • Communicates with customers and vendors to exchange information regarding products, materials, and services.
  • Computes product totals and charges for shipments.
  • Collects product samples and prepares them for laboratory analysis or testing.
  • Unloads or unpacks incoming shipments.
  • Operates scalehouse computers to obtain weight information about incoming shipments such as those from waste haulers.

Working Conditions and Physical Demands

People who do this job report that:

  • You would often handle loads up to 10 lbs., sometimes up to 20 lbs. You might do a lot of walking or standing, or you might sit but use your arms and legs to control machines, equipment or tools.
  • Exposure to pollutants, gases, dust, fumes, odors, poor ventilation, etc.
  • Work in this occupation involves using your hands to hold, control, and feel objects more than one-third of the time
  • Exposed to hazardous equipment such as saws, machinery, or vehicular traffic more than once a month
  • Exposed to hazardous situations involving possible injury such as cuts, bites, stings, and minor burns more than once a month
  • Work in this occupation requires being inside most of the time
  • Sound and noise levels are loud and distracting
  • Work in this occupation involves making repetitive motions more than one-third of the time
  • Work in this occupation involves sitting more than one-third of the time

Working in this career involves (physical activities):

  • Seeing clearly at a distance
  • Seeing clearly up close
  • Speaking clearly enough to be able to be understood by others
  • Identifying and understanding the speech of another person

Work Hours and Travel

  • Rotating shift work
  • Weekend work

Specialty and Similar Careers

Careers that are more detailed or close to this career:

  • Cycle Counter --
  • Inventory Specialist --
  • Lab Technician --
  • Material Control Manager --
  • Quality Assurance Lab Technician --
  • Quality Control Lab Technician --
  • Quality Control Operator --
  • Quality Control Technician --
  • Scale Operator --
  • Supply Clerk --