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Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping - 43-5111.00

O*NET-SOC Description

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.

Sample of Reported Job Titles

  • Cycle Counter
  • Fluid Operator
  • Inventory Specialist
  • Quality Assurance Inspector (QA Inspector)
  • Scale Operator
  • Supply Clerk
  • Temperature Taker

SOC Occupation Groups

Related Occupations


  • Collect or prepare measurement, weight, or identification labels and attach them to products.
  • Collect product samples and prepare them for laboratory analysis or testing.
  • Communicate with customers and vendors to exchange information regarding products, materials, and services.
  • Compare product labels, tags, or tickets, shipping manifests, purchase orders, and bills of lading to verify accuracy of shipment contents, quality specifications, or weights.
  • Compute product totals and charges for shipments.
  • Count or estimate quantities of materials, parts, or products received or shipped.
  • Document quantity, quality, type, weight, test result data, and value of materials or products to maintain shipping, receiving, and production records and files.
  • Examine products or materials, parts, subassemblies, and packaging for damage, defects, or shortages, using specification sheets, gauges, and standards charts.
  • Fill orders for products and samples, following order tickets, and forward or mail items.
  • Inspect incoming loads of waste to identify contents and to screen for the presence of specific regulated or hazardous wastes.
  • Inspect products and examination records to determine the number of defects per worker and the reasons for examiners' rejections.
  • Maintain financial records, such as accounts of daily collections and billings, and records of receipts issued.
  • Maintain, monitor, and clean work areas, such as recycling collection sites, drop boxes, counters and windows, and areas around scale houses.
  • Operate scalehouse computers to obtain weight information about incoming shipments such as those from waste haulers.
  • Prepare measurement tables and conversion charts, using standard formulas.
  • Remove from stock products or loads not meeting quality standards, and notify supervisors or appropriate departments of discrepancies or shortages.
  • Signal or instruct other workers to weigh, move, or check products.
  • Sort products or materials into predetermined sequences or groupings for display, packing, shipping, or storage.
  • Store samples of finished products in labeled cartons and record their location.
  • Transport materials, products, or samples to processing, shipping, or storage areas, manually or using conveyors, pumps, or hand trucks.
  • Unload or unpack incoming shipments.
  • Weigh or measure materials, equipment, or products to maintain relevant records, using volume meters, scales, rules, or calipers.

Detailed Work Activities

  • Attach identification information to products, items or containers.
  • Calculate costs of goods or services.
  • Calculate shipping costs.
  • Calculate weights, volumes or other characteristics of materials.
  • Clean facilities or equipment.
  • Collect samples of materials or products for testing.
  • Count finished products or workpieces.
  • Deliver items.
  • Discuss goods or services information with customers or patrons.
  • Inspect items for damage or defects.
  • Inspect shipments to ensure correct order fulfillment.
  • Instruct staff in work policies or procedures.
  • Maintain financial or account records.
  • Operate computers or computerized equipment.
  • Package objects for shipping.
  • Prepare informational or reference materials.
  • Prepare products for testing.
  • Provide information to coworkers.
  • Record production information.
  • Send information, materials or documentation.
  • Signal others to coordinate work activities.
  • Sort materials or products.
  • Store items.
  • Unload materials or equipment.

Military Crosswalk Titles

  • Automated Logistical Specialist (Army - Enlisted)
  • Inventory Management Specialist (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Logistics Specialist (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Logistics Specialist (Submarine) (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Medical Logistics Specialist (Army - Enlisted)
  • Medical Materiel (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Medical Materiel Apprentice (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Medical Materiel Craftsman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Medical Materiel Helper (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Medical Materiel Journeyman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Medical Materiel Manager (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Medical Materiel Superintendent (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Traffic Management Operations (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Traffic Management Operations Apprentice (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Traffic Management Operations Craftsman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Traffic Management Operations Helper (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Traffic Management Operations Journeyman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Traffic Management Operations Superintendent (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Unit Supply Specialist (Army - Enlisted)

Apprenticeship Crosswalk Titles

No information available.

DOT Crosswalk Titles

  • Aircraft-Shipping Checker
  • Booking Prizer
  • Brand Recorder
  • Cargo Checker
  • Checker
  • Checker I
  • Checker, Dump Grounds
  • Cotton Sampler
  • Gin Clerk
  • Lumber Scaler
  • Milk Receiver
  • Milk Sampler
  • Milk-Receiver, Tank Truck
  • Produce Weigher
  • Receiving Checker
  • Recorder
  • Sample Checker
  • Sample Clerk
  • Sample Clerk, Paper
  • Sample Display Preparer
  • Sample Worker
  • Sampler, Wool
  • Shipping-and-Receiving Weigher
  • Stacker
  • Swatch Clerk
  • Tallier
  • Tank Calibrator
  • Tare Weigher
  • Ticket Puller
  • Ticket Worker
  • Wheel-Press Clerk