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Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, & Samplers, Recordkeeping

Also called: Cycle Counter, Lab Technician, Quality Assurance Lab Technician, Quality Control Lab Technician

Where in the military? In the military: see titles from the Air Force, Coast Guard, or Marine Corps.

What they do:
Weigh, measure, and check materials, supplies, and equipment for the purpose of keeping relevant records. Duties are primarily clerical by nature. Includes workers who collect and keep record of samples of products or materials.
On the job, you would:
  • Collect or prepare measurement, weight, or identification labels and attach them to products.
  • Document quantity, quality, type, weight, test result data, and value of materials or products to maintain shipping, receiving, and production records and files.
  • Compare product labels, tags, or tickets, shipping manifests, purchase orders, and bills of lading to verify accuracy of shipment contents, quality specifications, or weights.


  • administrative services
Arts and Humanities
  • English language


Basic Skills
  • thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem
  • reading work related information
  • changing what is done based on other people's actions
  • understanding people's reactions


  • communicate by speaking
  • communicate by writing
  • choose the right type of math to solve a problem
  • add, subtract, multiply, or divide


People interested in this work like activities that include data, detail, and regular routines.
They do well at jobs that need:
  • Dependability
  • Attention to Detail
  • Independence
  • Self Control
  • Stress Tolerance
  • Cooperation


You might use software like this on the job:

Enterprise resource planning ERP software
  • Microsoft Dynamics AX
  • SAP software
Electronic mail software
  • Email software
  • Microsoft Outlook
Inventory management software
  • Inventory software
  • Warehouse management system WMS software


Education: (rated 2 of 5)
high school diploma/GED or
some college
usually needed

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