CLASSIFICATION: WEIGHTS AND MEASURES INSPECTOR
Class Code: 9846-16 Date Established: 12-02-09
Occupational Code: 3-1-3 Date of Last Revision:
BASIC PURPOSE: To inspect weighing and measuring devices, certify or license such devices, serviceworkers and weighmasters, and determine compliance with applicable laws, rules, and regulations.
CHARACTERISTIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
· Inspects weighing and measuring devices to determine compliance with license requirements, laws, rules, and regulations.
· Inspects commodities in package form, including meat and produce to determine that the item contains the correct weight, count or measure.
· Collects license/certification fees and maintains inspection records.
· Issues stop-use, stop-removal and removal orders when weighing and measuring devices are found to be deficient.
· Operates specialized equipment to measure the accuracy of propane gas dispensers, petroleum trucks, petroleum bulk meters, and large capacity scales.
· Checks accuracy of the calibration of new and replacement milk tanks at farms.
· Testifies in quasi-judicial hearings on weights and measures violators and their failure to comply with state law.
Skill: Requires skill in recommending routine changes in standardized operating procedures OR in retrieving, compiling, and reporting data according to established procedures OR in operating complex machines.
Knowledge: Requires knowledge of business practices and procedures or technical training in a craft or trade, including working from detailed instructions, to apply knowledge in a variety of practical situations.
Impact: Requires responsibility for contributing to immediate, ongoing agency objectives by facilitating the direct provision of services to the public or other state agencies. Errors at this level result in inaccurate reports or invalid test results and require a significant investment of time and resources to detect.
Supervision: Requires no supervision of employees or functions.
Working Conditions: Requires performing regular job functions in an adverse working environment containing a combination of disagreeable elements which impact significantly upon the employee's capacity for completing work assignments. This level includes work-related accidents or assault.
Physical Demands: Requires medium work, including continuous strenuous activities such as frequent reaching, bending, or lifting as well as performing work activities which require fine manual dexterity or coordination in operating machines or equipment.
Communication: Requires summarizing data, preparing reports, and making recommendations based on findings which contribute to solving problems and achieving work objectives. This level also requires presenting information for use by administrative-level managers in making decisions.
Complexity: Requires a combination of job functions to establish facts, to draw daily operational conclusions, or to solve practical problems. This level also requires providing a variety of alternative solutions where only limited standardization exists.
Independent Action: Requires a range of choice in applying a number of technical or administrative policies under general direction and making routine decisions or in recommending modifications in work procedures for approval by supervisor.
Education: Associate’s degree or its equivalent from a recognized college or technical institute. Each additional year of approved formal education may be substituted for one year of required work experience.
Experience: One years’ experience in electronic or mechanical work involving fine adjustment or work in a similar regulatory environment. Each additional year of approved work experience may be substituted for one year of required formal education.
License/Certification: Possession of a valid New Hampshire operator’s license.
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: No criminal record except minor traffic violations.
RECOMMENDED WORK TRAITS: Knowledge of general mathematics including addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. General knowledge of inspectional work. Ability to work independently. Ability to lift heavy weights. Ability to do mathematical computations. Ability to make written and oral reports. Ability to testify at quasi-judicial hearings. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with a variety of people involved in agriculture, production, wholesale and/or retail trade. Must be willing to maintain appearance appropriate to assigned duties and responsibilities as determined by the agency appointing authority.
DISCLAIMER STATEMENT: This class specification is descriptive of general duties and is not intended to list every specific function of this class title.