Metrological tax agent - Salary and Career
Metrological and quality fiscal agents

Metrological tax agent - Career description, activities, functions and salary

They inspect measuring instruments, materialized measures, products, conformity marks and services, in accordance with legislation. They check materialized instruments and measurements, perform tests, analyzes and calibrations. They record the inspection, verification and calibration process, supervise metrological activities, guide the public, train human resources in the metrology area.

How much does an Metrological tax agent earn

A Metrological tax agent earns between $1.500 and $3.744 per month, with an average monthly salary of $2.190 and a median salary of $2.307 according to an Averwage.com salary survey along with to data of professionals hired and fired by companies in the labor market.

Our research is based on the salaries of 53 professionals hired and dismissed by the period from 06/2021 to 05/2022 (last year).


Salary ranges for the Metrological tax agent

Monthly Salary Annual Salary Salary Per Week Hourly Salary
Average wage 2.190 26.282 548 11
1º Quartile 1.500 17.995 375 7
Median Salary 2.307 27.689 577 11
3º Quartile 2.855 34.262 714 14
Higher Salary 3.744 44.926 936 19


Professional job categories

  • Middle level technicians
    • medium level technicians in administrative sciences
      • inspection, inspection and administrative coordination technicians
        • metrological and quality fiscal agents

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Main workplaces

Metrological and quality fiscal agents they work in metrological inspection bodies, such as the weights and measures institutes. They are salaried employees, with a formal contract, who are organized as a team, under permanent supervision. The workplace can be closed, open or in vehicles. They work daytime and irregular hours. They can remain in uncomfortable positions for long periods, be exposed to toxic materials and, eventually, to explosives. In inspection, they are subject to pressures that can trigger stress.


What does it take to work in the field of Metrological and quality fiscal agents

The professional exercise of these occupations requires a technical course in metrology (medium level), a technical course in the textile area or other inspection area, followed by a specialization of two hundred to four hundred class hours.


Functions and activities of Metrological tax agent

Metrological and quality fiscal agents must:

  • verify instruments and materialized measures;
  • perform tests, analyzes and calibrations;
  • register the inspection, verification and calibration process;
  • verify materialized instruments and measures;
  • training human resources in the metrology area;
  • check materialized instruments and measures;
  • train human resources in metrology;
  • inspect instruments, materialized measures, products, conformity marks and services;
  • supervise metrological activities;
  • perform tests, analysis and calibrations;
  • demonstrate personal skills;
  • train human resources in the metrology area;
  • technically guide the public;

  • Activities

    • perform inspections in special operations (blitz );
    • participate in the preparation of guidance material;
    • issue subpoenas;
    • give lectures;
    • act with discipline;
    • guide the inspected party;
    • clarify the requirements of the legislation;
    • evaluate trainees' performance;
    • disable irregular products;
    • submit the person responsible for the violation;
    • test products and instruments �in loco�;
    • organize special operations;
    • make decisions;
    • acting with professional ethics;
    • demonstrate proper posture;
    • perform tests and tests in accordance with legislation;
    • providing refresher courses for technicians;
    • complete daily report;
    • precautionary seize;
    • inspect maintenance workshops;
    • deliver internal training;
    • collect products;
    • issue reports;
    • deal with complaints and claims;
    • work as a team;
    • track metrological standards;
    • perform periodic verification;
    • provide means for the execution of the work;
    • find out definitively;
    • demonstrate assessment ability;
    • register verification data;
    • prepare metrological technical reports;
    • manage conflicts;
    • issue calibration certificate;
    • prepare expert reports of fraudulent instruments and products;
    • examine instruments and materialized measures;
    • elaborate technical opinion;
    • forward products for laboratory tests;
    • provide training courses for new technicians;
    • manage time;
    • charge a training certification fee;
    • evaluate the team;
    • elaborate didactic material;
    • subject the person responsible for the violation;
    • issue verification certificates;
    • demonstrate creativity;
    • demonstrate security;
    • examine formal aspects - existence of all the mandatory information;
    • perform initial verification;
    • issue inspection certificate (approval);
    • fill in the verification report;
    • perform maintenance and conservation of metrological standards and instruments;
    • prepare classes;
    • master the legislation;
    • disseminate metrology;
    • display sensory acuity;
    • examine quantitative aspects - information fidelity ;
    • check compliance with the notification;
    • inform the public about technical and administrative procedures;
    • inform the public about the legislation;
    • deliver training courses for new technicians;
    • demonstrate ease of communication;
    • orient the consumer;
    • issue records;
    • issue a disapproval term;
    • perform preliminary and selective tests of textile and pre-measured products;
    • calibrate instruments;
    • issue terms;
    • search information;
    • issue notifications;
    • schedule work;
    • issue bank slip;
    • clarify technical procedures;
    • control equipment, instruments and materials used in inspection;
    • forward products for laboratory testing;
    • evaluate the performance of trainees;
    • arch tanks;
    • demonstrate ability for calculations and measurements;
    • organize special operations;
    • seal the instrument;
    • monitor works;
    • maintain self-control;
    • coordinate teams;
    • inspect safety in the transport of dangerous goods ;
    • monitor the release;
    • issue technical opinion;
    • check the conformity mark;
    • notify the inspected party;
    • place checkmark;
    • prohibit products and instruments;
    • perform eventual verification;
    • participate in study groups;
    • keep up to date;
    • act with discretion;
    • charge metrological service fees;
    • examine the existence of composition information textile;
    • fill in registration forms;


    Sectors that hire Metrological tax agent the most in the job market

    • cleaning in buildings and households
    • engineering services
    • associative activities
    • restaurants and similar
    • other service activities provided mainly to companies
    • retail merchandise in general, with predominance of food products - supermarkets
    • retailer of other products
    • glass retail trade
    • wholesale of goods in general, without predominance of food or agricultural inputs
    • clothing parts making




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