Weights and measures inspector - Salary and Career
Metrological and quality fiscal agents

Weights and measures inspector - 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 Weights and measures inspector earn

A Weights and measures inspector earns between $1.288 and $8.729 per month, with an average monthly salary of $3.086 and a median salary of $2.073 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 4.724 professionals hired and dismissed by the period from 06/2021 to 05/2022 (last year).

Salary ranges for the Weights and measures inspector

Monthly Salary Annual Salary Salary Per Week Hourly Salary
Average wage 3.086 37.036 772 14
1º Quartile 1.288 15.456 322 6
Median Salary 2.073 24.870 518 10
3º Quartile 6.657 79.888 1.664 31
Higher Salary 8.729 104.751 2.182 41

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 Weights and measures inspector

Metrological and quality fiscal agents must:

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

  • Activities

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

    Sectors that hire Weights and measures inspector the most in the job market

    • engineering services
    • tests and technical analysis
    • industrial assembly works
    • temporary labor lease
    • maintenance and repair of tanks, metallic reservoirs and boilers
    • other service activities provided mainly to companies
    • retail merchandise in general, with predominance of food products - supermarkets
    • electrical installation and maintenance
    • building construction
    • other installation works in construction

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