Production Weigher

Weigh quantities of materials for use in production processes.
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Salary Range
$20,000 – $56,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Production Weighers do?

Weighs quantities of materials for use in production processes, using balance, platform, or floor scales: Places loose or packaged material on scales and adds or removes portions of material to obtain specified weight. Reads work order or formula to determine types and quantities of materials to weigh. Records weight of materials used for production records, or maintains perpetual inventory of materials used and on hand. May dump materials in prescribed sequence into chute or hopper or onto conveyor belt. May transfer weighed materials to production or storage areas, using handtruck or power truck. May sort weighed materials into designated bins or containers, according to weight or type. May be designated according to type of scale used or material weighed as Batch Weigher; Compounder; Feather Grader; Operator, Scales; Rubber Compounder; Shadow-Graph-Weight Operator; Stock Mixer; Weigher-And-Charger. May weigh plant products as part of packing process and be designated Weigher, Packing.

Should I be a Production Weigher?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.

  • Also known as: Production Aide, Production Grader, Production Sampler, Production Sorter, Production Tester, Weigher, Production

    How to become a Production Weigher

    Most Production Weighers have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate's degree to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9zcaaa&chl=no+college+%2869%25%29|certificate+%2828%25%29|associate%27s+%283%25%29|||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,69,69
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