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Job Specification


 Under  direction,  inspects  and  tests  weighing  and  measuring
 devices   for   compliance  with  state  law,  regulations,   and
 standards; does related work as required.


 Inspects  and tests weighing and measuring devices; uses  scales,
 volumetric instruments, and other standard methods to determine
 accuracy of equipment; seals approved equipment.

 Investigates  complaints;  condemns equipment found to be
 inaccurate, withholds seals.

 Recommends corrective action; files papers for prosecution
 of violations.

 Inspects retail packaged goods;  checks weight content for
 conformance with weights and measures laws.

 Halts trucks carrying coal, fuel, or oil to check for proper
 licenses and credentials; reweigh loads of coal.

 Prepares reports of inspections and investigations.

 Explains and interprets laws and regulations governing weights
 and measures to users of measuring devices, complainants, and
 other concerned individuals.

 Assists in office work including: reviewing licenses, recording
 and filling reports on completed inspections, inspecting
 weighmasters'  applications, compiling data for reports, and
 maintaining records.

 Inspects and tests equipment used to pack commodities
 in manufacturing plants and to reweigh, remeasure, and recount
 packaged commodities being shipped, stored in a warehouse
 and/or otherwise being delivered, sold, or presented for sale.

 Inspects, tests, and calibrates gasoline dispensers, bulk rack
 and truck meters including the entire metering system (wholesale
 and retail) at refineries and distribution  terminals,  liquid
 petroleum  (LPG)  meters (liquid or vapor), road oil  distributor
 vehicles,  tank  truck  compartments,  large  capacity   weighing
 systems (mechanical and electronic) odometers on rental vehicles,
 speedometers  of  certain  law  enforcement  vehicles,  slow-flow
 retail   petroleum   meters,  linear  devices  (including   steel
 surveying  and  engineering tapes) farm milk holding  tanks,  and
 various types of auxiliaries and printout devices.

 Operates  volumetric  meter  provers,  pharmaceutical  and  other
 specialized testing equipment; conducts inspections and tests  of
 volumetric measuring devices, apothecaries' weights and measures,
 and other devices.

 Assists  in  the  calibration and verification  of  official  and
 industrial standards for weights and measures and in the  testing
 and   inspection  of  laboratory  and  scientific  weighing   and
 measuring devices.

 Inspects  and  tests  complex automated electronic weighing and
 measuring systems at the wholesale and retail level such as the
 universal  product code system or similar systems, and electronic
 measuring systems working in conjunction with both intrastate and
 interstate billing systems, wholesale and retail.

 Inspects lumber and lumber products for compliance with grading,
 measuring, and labeling requirements at dealer's yards, in transit, 
 or at construction sites.

 Conducts  investigations  of alleged or suspected violations of
 weights  and measures statutes and regulations; prepares  
 reports on findings and actions taken.

 Assists in compiling evidence of violations; appears in court as
 an expert witness in the prosecution of violators.

 Appears as an expert witness in the verification of devices used
 by law enforcement agencies.

 Prepares reports of tests,  inspections, calibrations, and
 investigations containing observations, findings, conclusions,
 recommendations, and actions taken.

 Maintains essential records, reports, and files.

 May be required to learn to utilize various types of electronic
 and/or manual recording and information systems used by the
 agency, office, or related units.



 Three (3) years of experience in servicing and repairing, testing,
 or calibrating weighing and measuring devices.

 NOTE:  Thirty (30) credit hours from an accredited college or 
 university in the fields of Engineering, Physics, Electronics or 
 Mathematics may be substituted for one (1) year of the indicated 

 NOTE:  Applicants must have successfully completed the Weights 
 and Measures training program conducted by the State Office of 
 Weights & Measures, Department of Law & Public Safety. 


 Appointees will be required to possess a driver's license valid in 
 New Jersey only if the operation of a  vehicle, rather than employee
 mobility, is necessary to perform the essential duties of the position.


 Knowledge of New Jersey laws and the regulations, standards,
 policies, procedures, and specifications concerning weights and
 measure devices.

 Knowledge of calibration procedures recognized by the National
 Institute of Standards and Technology including the mathematical
 and statistical processes required to determine the actual value
 of standards verified and the tables and charts provided by the
 Institute for that purpose.

 Knowledge of the design, construction, use, care, adjustment,
 testing, and inspection of weighing and measuring devices
 including scales, meters, equipment, tanks, and compartments, 
 and all accessory systems.

 Knowledge of quantity control methods used by industries to
 comply with weights and measures packaging requirements.

 Knowledge of the Universal Product Code or similar systems.

 Ability to comprehend, analyze, and interpret basic laws,
 regulations,  policies, and standards applicable to weights
 and measures testing and inspections.

 Ability to collect information and compile evidence.

 Ability to prepare clear, technically sound, accurate and informative 
 reports and correspondence containing findings, conclusions, and 

 Ability to act as a witness under oath in hearings and court

 Ability to maintain essential records and files.

 Ability to work harmoniously with users of weighing devices
 and other concerned persons.

 Ability to explain laws, rules, procedures, and policies.

 Ability to take a firm and correct stand when controversies

 Ability to learn to utilize various types of electronic and/or
 manual recording and information systems used by the agency,
 office, or related units.

 Ability to read,  write, speak, understand, or communicate in
 English sufficiently to perform the duties of this position.  American
 Sign Language or Braille may also be considered as acceptable 
 forms of communication.

 Persons with mental or physical disabilities are eligible as long as they
 can perform essential functions of the job with or without reasonable 
 accommodation.  If the accommodation cannot be made because it 
 would cause the employer undue hardship, such persons may not be 

 This job specification is applicable to the following title code:
Local or
Class of
00445LC N/A04-

This job specification is for local government use only.
Salary range is only applicable to state government.
Local salaries are established by individual local jurisdictions.

MER   12/04/2010