Tare Weigher

Weigh sample quantities of product received by establishment.
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Salary Range
$18,000 – $43,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Tare Weighers do?

Weighs sample quantities of product received by establishment for processing, removes tare, and reweighs and records weight of usable product for payment or quality control purposes: Selects specified sample of unprocessed product, such as sugar beets, tobacco leaves, and slaughtered poultry, weighs sample on scale, and records weight. Washes off, strips, trims, or otherwise removes unusable portions of product, such as stems, caked dirt, and spoiled sections. Reweighs sample and records weight. May compute tare in pounds or as percentage of original weight. May prepare and attach weight and identification tickets to product. May send sample to laboratory for analysis.

Should I be a Tare Weigher?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.
  • Calm Under Pressure: You keep your cool when dealing with highly stressful situations.
  • Independent: You enjoy flying solo and doing things your own way.

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    How to become a Tare Weigher

    Most Tare 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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