Weighmasters usually work in industries which deal with bulk sales and purchases, such as food, lumber, and recycling, and they sometimes work for government entities on freeways to ensure that truck drivers and companies comply with weight restrictions to preserve the roads and reduce accidents.
Weighmasters instruct truck drivers to drive onto large scales to determine how much cargo is being carried and what commodities are present. Sometimes the contents are moved into a container for weighing, and a weighmaster certification may be necessary prior to being hired for this position. Weighmasters may also perform inspections on vehicles to ensure that no alterations have been made, and statements regarding vehicles' weight may also be inspected. It's also important to ensure that the instruments in the weighing area, such as scales, are in good repair and that the area is free of hazards, and detailed records of license plates, commodities being carried, and the amounts should also be maintained.
Weighmasters may also be tasked with sealing and repackaging items, and this job is usually performed outdoors, so exposure to uncomfortable weather conditions such as heat and rain may be possible. It's important to have strong physical endurance and be able to lift heavy items, and repetitive motions such as bending and stooping and moving items from one place to another may also be necessary.
Keep accurate records of weight measurement.
Maintain accuracy of weight measurement by performing equipment inspections.
Use scales and weighing equipment to weigh materials, products, or other items, such as trucks.
Affix appropriate identification labels to products based on weight.