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Weights And Measures Inspector I

  • Weights And Measures Inspector I
  • What will I be doing?
  • Do I qualify?
  • Can I be successful?
  • Benefits
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Class Number: 
Annual Salary Range:
$28,872.00 – $46,176.00
Twice-a-Month Salary Range:
$1,203.00 – $1,924.00
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This is technical work conducting inspections for the Department of Agriculture within a designated area of the state.

An employee is this class may be assigned to the Device and Commodity or the Moisture Meter Inspection Program in the Division of Weights and Measures. Work may include the inspection and certification of commercial weighing and measuring devices, inspection of grain moisture measuring devices, label/egg/milk inspection, check weighing of prepackaged commodities or a combination of these duties. The employee ensures compliance with all applicable state and federal statutes and the rules and regulations of the Division of Weights and Measures. Upon completion of training, work is performed under the general supervision of an administrative superior and is primarily reviewed through the submission of activity and inspection reports; however, the employee exercises independence and initiative in the performance of assigned responsibilities within established guidelines.

Job Duties

Inspects commercial weighing and measuring devices such as scales, timing and price-scanning devices, and cordage meters for proper installation, method of operation and accuracy.

Inspects shell eggs for size, grade and quality in grocery stores, institutions or other outlets offering them for sale on the consumer level.

Conducts field inspections at grain/seed facilities to ascertain the accuracy of moisture measuring devices, scales, grain thermometers, charts and other peripheral equipment; performs associated lab work.

Issues stop-sale or withdraw-from-use orders on products or devices not in compliance with state and federal statutes and regulations.

Investigates complaints relating to inaccurate weighing and measuring devices and violations of the egg, milk and meat sales practices regulations.

Prepares and submits activity, inspection and expense reports.

Maintains state vehicle and assigned inspection equipment.

Plans and schedules work activities to achieve established goals.

Performs other related work as assigned.

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(The following minimum qualifications will determine merit system eligibility and may be used to evaluate applicants for Missouri Uniform Classification and Pay System positions not requiring selection from merit registers.)

Two years of work experience involving public contact; and possession of a high school diploma or proof of high school equivalency.

Special Requirements

Ability to acquire a commercial driver's license, operate a multi-speed transmission vehicle, and/or manipulate and transport test weights, as required for assigned program area.

Please note that documentation that supports your eligibility (i.e. transcripts, employment records, etc.) may be required at any time during the application and hiring process. If you do not possess the minimum qualifications, please consider one of many other employment opportunities with the State of Missouri.

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Key Skills

Do you possess the key skills which are considered essential for successful employment in this classification?

Working knowledge of state and federal statutes, rules and regulations pertaining to the assigned program.

Working knowledge of inspection methods, principles and techniques.

Ability to communicate effectively and apply weights and measures statutes and regulations.

Ability to maintain basic records and perform basic calculations.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees and the general public.

Ability to adapt to and work in an environment that may periodically include factors such as inclement weather and hazardous terrain.

Ability to travel extensively in the performance of assigned duties.

Ability to independently establish and complete daily work schedules.

Ability to use assigned inspection and sampling devices.

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