Under direction, weighs any vehicle commodity, produce, article,
or material and issues a certificate of weight and affixes a seal
attesting to the accurate weight of such vehicle, commodity,
produce, article, or material; does other related duties.
NOTE: The examples of work for this title are for illustrative
purposes only. A particular position using this title may not
perform all duties listed in this job specification. Conversely,
all duties performed on the job may not be listed.
EXAMPLES OF WORK:
Operates scale equipment by entering data into computerized scale
or by reading or recording printed weights or manually subtracting
tare weight from gross weight to obtain accurate load weights.
Reads rate charts to determine correct fee for load type and
makes notation of fee.
May record information such as the weight of incoming
and outgoing vehicles, failure to comply with facilities
requirements, and other similar operational information.
Accepts fees, gives change, and issues receipts.
Totals monies received and verifies total with cash on hand.
Directs users to designated area for unloading.
Explains various procedures and requirements of facility and
government regulations regarding load types, weights, billing
procedures, and so forth.
Maintains current information on rates, fees, bulk materials,
and/or refers questions to supervisor.
May estimate size of load on truck using cubic yard measurements.
Verifies certain data to ensure use of facility by authorized
individuals, that proper fees have been paid, or that appropriate
accounts have been charged the weighing fee.
Is responsible for the accuracy of all weighings.
Ensures that scales used are in perfect balance for all weighings,
are kept in good condition, and makes minor adjustments.
Affixes signature and official seal to certificate of weight after
weighing has been completed and the results entered on the
Ascertains the gross, tare, and net weights of all commodities
weighed for which a certificate of weight is issued.
Maintains accurate records of all certified weighings.
Sees that scales and other weighing equipment are protected
against tampering and vandalism.
Will be required to learn to utilize various types of electronic
and/or manual recording and computerized information systems
used by the agency, office, or related units.
Applicants must possess a current and valid certificate as a
weighmaster issued by the New Jersey State Department of Law
and Public Safety, Division of Consumer Affairs, Office of the
Superintendent of Weights and Measures.
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 duties of the position.
KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES:
Knowledge of New Jersey law, rules, and regulations dealing with
the weighing of various commodities, produce, articles,
materials, or vehicles.
Knowledge of the procedures for keeping records of cash receipts.
Knowledge of the preparation of accurate and informative reports.
Ability to learn the methods and procedures used in determining
and documenting weights, fee rates, and categories of bulk
Ability to estimate truck loads or to read scale weights.
Ability to perform arithmetic calculations (addition, subtraction,
multiplication) with a minimum of error to calculate correct weights,
measures, costs, and so forth.
Ability to operate a scale used for weighing motor vehicles, read
indicators, and record weights accurately.
Ability to learn the various facility procedures, requirements,
and government regulations and to explain them to others.
Ability to visually detect discrepancies in user identification
or noncompliance with regulations.
Ability to carry out oral and written directions.
Ability to work indoors and outdoors in hot or cold weather.
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 eligible.
This job specification is applicable to the following title code:
This job specification is for state and local government use.
Salary range is only applicable to state government.
Local salaries are established by individual local jurisdictions.