Profession weights and measures inspector

Weights and measures inspectors ensure adherance to regulations and agreements pertaining to the weights and measures of packaged goods. They investigate and document compliance issues and violations to promote best practice. Weights and measures inspectors confirm that packaged goods are in accordance to agreements such as quantity, content and packaging.

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Personality Type

  • Realistic / Conventional

Knowledge

  • Government policy implementation

    The procedures involved in the implementation of government policies in national and local governmental organisations.

  • Quality assurance procedures

    The procedures to inspect a product or system to ensure that it is according to specifications and requirements.

  • Audit techniques

    The techniques and methods that support a systematic and independent examination of data, policies, operations and performances using computer-assisted audit tools and techniques (CAATs) such as spreadsheets, databases, statistical analysis and business intelligence software.

  • Fraud detection

    The techniques used to identify fraudulous activities.

  • Consumer protection

    The current legislation applicable in relation to the rights of consumers in the marketplace.

Skills

  • Present reports

    Display results, statistics and conclusions to an audience in a transparent and straightforward way.

  • Undertake inspections

    Undertake safety inspections in areas of concern to identify and report potential hazards or security breaches; take measures to maximise safety standards.

  • Write inspection reports

    Write the results and conclusions of the inspection in a clear and intelligible way. Log the inspection's processes such as contact, outcome, and steps taken.

  • Demonstrate proficiency in packaging standards

    Work in accordance with the latest developments in domestic and international packaging standards and procedures.

  • Inspect government policy compliance

    Inspect public and private organisations to ensure proper implementation and compliance to government policies which apply to the organisation.

  • Test package

    Test and measure characteristics of packaging materials.

  • Analyse packaging requirements

    Analyses packaging requirement against the design of the production plan. Perform the analysis considering engineering, economic, ergonomic, and other perspectives.

  • Ensure compliance with purchasing and contracting regulations

    Implement and monitor company activities in compliance with legal contracting and purchasing legislations.

  • Handle shipment paperwork

    Handle paperwork containing information on shipments and attached to goods about to be shipped. Ensure that identification information is complete, visible, and in compliance with all regulations. Check labels showing product counts, final destination, and model numbers.

Optional knowledge and skills

identify improvement actions ensure compliance with shipment regulations conduct workplace audits inspect quality of products identify damaged goods before shipment types of packaging materials gather feedback from employees consumer law respond to enquiries monitor packaging operations identify preventive actions packaging processes international import export regulations differentiate types of packages assess quality of services protect client interests weigh shipments provide advice on breaches of regulation products coding system handle customer complaints