Sample 1 - State of California

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Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers
(SOC Code : 43-5111)
in California

Weigh, measure, and check materials, supplies, and equipment for the purpose of keeping relevant records. Duties are primarily clerical by nature. Include workers who collect and keep record of samples of products or materials. Exclude production "Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers" (51-9061).

Employers usually expect an employee in this occupation to be able to do the job after Short-term on-the-job training .

Occupational Wages[Top]
AreaYearPeriodHourly MeanHourly by Percentile
25thMedian75th
California 20141st Qtr$13.71$9.95$12.29$16.12

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Occupational Projections of Employment (also called "Outlook" or "Demand")[Top]
 AreaEstimated Year-Projected YearEmploymentEmployment ChangeAnnual Avg Openings
EstimatedProjectedNumberPercent
California 2012 - 202214,60016,7002,10014.4530

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Industries Employing This Occupation (click on Industry Title to View Employers List)[Top]
Industry Title
Number of Employers in State of California
Percent of Total
Employment for Occupation in State of California
Other Support Services 11,35832.6%
Grocery Stores 16,1116.8%
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting9,8915.5%
Grocery Product Merchant Wholesalers 5,4865.2%
Electronic Markets and Agents/Brokers 2,6463.7%
Fruit, Vegetable, & Specialty Foods Mfg 2301.7%
Commercial Goods Merchant Wholesalers 6,7831.5%
Warehousing and Storage 1,6701.5%
Misc Nondurable Goods Merchant Whsle 3,8471.0%
Management & Technical Consulting Svc 30,0541.0%

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Top Tasks (Specific duties and responsibilities of this job.)
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.
Count or estimate quantities of materials, parts, or products received or shipped.
Weigh or measure materials, equipment, or products to maintain relevant records, using volume meters, scales, rules, or calipers.
Communicate with customers and vendors to exchange information regarding products, materials, and services.
Compute product totals and charges for shipments.
Collect product samples and prepare them for laboratory analysis or testing.
Unload or unpack incoming shipments.
Operate scalehouse computers to obtain weight information about incoming shipments such as those from waste haulers.

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Top Skills used in this Job
Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
Writing - Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
Coordination - Adjusting actions in relation to others` actions.
Social Perceptiveness - Being aware of others` reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
Judgment and Decision Making - Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
Mathematics - Using mathematics to solve problems.

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Top Work Values (Aspects of this job that create satisfaction.)
Relationships - Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to provide service to others and work with co-workers in a friendly non-competitive environment.
Support - Occupations that satisfy this work value offer supportive management that stands behind employees.

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Top Interests (The types of activities someone in this job would like.)
Conventional - Conventional occupations frequently involve following set procedures and routines. These occupations can include working with data and details more than with ideas. Usually there is a clear line of authority to follow.
Realistic - Realistic occupations frequently involve work activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions. They often deal with plants, animals, and real-world materials like wood, tools, and machinery. Many of the occupations require working outside, and do not involve a lot of paperwork or working closely with others.

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