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.
1. Entry requirementsThere 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.
You could get into this job through an warehousing or logistics operations apprenticeship.
2. Skills required
- 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
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 environmentYou’ll usually work up to 40 hours a week on a shift pattern, with some early starts and late finishes.
6. Career path and progressionWith 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