Formula Weigher

Operate tram cars to collect and weigh powdered chemicals in weighing bin.
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Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Formula Weighers do?

Operates tram car, suspended from monorail, beneath overhead storage bins to collect and weigh powdered chemicals in weighing bin, according to laboratory formulas, and empties assembled ingredients into chute of mixer: Moves levers to drive electrically powered car from one bin to another and to raise accordionlike mouth of weighing bin to mouth of storage bin. Pulls lever to drop chemical from storage into weighing bin and observes scale until weight specified is reached. Moves car and repeats weighing until each specified ingredient is added. Scoops from barrels, and weighs and adds by hand, quantities of chemicals too small or too rarely used to warrant storing in bins. Positions bottom of weighing bin over mixer chute, and on all-clear-light from MIXING-MACHINE OPERATOR, depresses pedal to drop accumulated chemicals into mixer chute. Confers with MIXING-MACHINE OPERATOR to discuss changes in chemicals or quantities specified.


Should I be a Formula Weigher?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.

  • Also known as: Formula Bottler

    How to become a Formula Weigher

    Formula Weighers generally graduate from high school and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate’s degree to increase your chances of finding a good job. Check out these schools offering Formula Weigher-related education!
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