Shipping and Receiving Weigher

Weigh and record weight of filled containers.
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Salary Range
$18,000 – $43,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Shipping and Receiving Weighers do?

Weighs and records weight of filled containers, cargo of loaded vehicles, or rolls of materials, such as cotton, sugarcane, paper, cloth, plastic, and tobacco, to keep receiving and shipping records: Reads scale dial to ascertain weight and records weight on ticket, product, or material; or subtracts tare from gross weight to obtain net weight of product or material; or inserts ticket into automatic scale recorder that prints weight on ticket. May convey objects to scale, using handtruck, and lift objects onto scale. May record information on weight ticket, such as grade and yardage. May be designated according to item weighed as Cloth Weigher; Garment Weigher; Roll Weigher; Tobacco Weigher. May signal YARD ENGINEER 910.363-018 to move cars on and off scale and be designated Scaler. May weigh only incoming or outgoing materials or products and be designated Receiving Weigher; Shipping Weigher.


Should I be a Shipping and Receiving 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.
  • Independent: You enjoy flying solo and doing things your own way.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.

  • Also known as: Receiving Weigher, Shipping Weigher, Weighing Station Operator

    How to Become a
    Shipping and Receiving Weigher

    Most Shipping and Receiving 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:9ejaaa&chl=no+college+%2861%25%29|certificate+%2830%25%29|associate%27s+%289%25%29|||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,61,61
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