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Weighbridge operator Weighbridge administrator, weighbridge clerk

Weighbridge operators check delivery paperwork and record the weight of lorries arriving and leaving the depot, factory or site.

Salary, a pound sign Salary: £15,500 to £25,000 average per year
Hours, a clock face Hours: 40 per week

1. Entry requirements

There are no set entry requirements, but you’ll need to be well organised, with good administration and IT skills.

Training is given on the job in most cases.

Some employers may want you to have a forklift truck licence.

You could get into this job through an warehousing or logistics operations apprenticeship.

2. Skills required

You’ll need:

  • communication skills
  • attention to detail
  • IT skills

3. What you'll do

Your day-to-day duties may include: 

  • checking and logging drivers’ details as they come in and out of the site
  • weighing lorries when they arrive and leave
  • filling in inspection sheets
  • booking other site visitors in and out
  • updating records on computer systems
  • answering phone enquiries
  • dealing with other administrative tasks
In some jobs, you may also help to load and unload deliveries using a forklift truck or telescopic handler.

4. Salary

Starter: £15,500 to £18,000

Experienced: £18,000 to £21,000

Highly Experienced: Up to £25,000 (manager)

These figures are a guide.

5. Working hours, patterns and environment

You’ll usually work up to 40 hours a week on a shift pattern, with some early starts and late finishes.

6. Career path and progression

With experience you could become a weighbridge manager or move into a wider management role within the depot, warehouse or site.

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Last updated: 13 December 2016