Weighbridge Operators operate weighing plants and issue measurement tickets which provide readings of vehicle and livestock weight.

Specialisations: Licensed Weigher.

You can work as a Weighbridge Operator without formal qualifications, however, they may be useful. Training is available through VET (Vocational Education and Training). A course in asset management (waste management) might be helpful.

Tasks

  • Weigh vehicles and load and issue measurement tickets.
  • Maintains plant.

All Other Stationary Plant Operators

  • $1,886 Weekly Pay
  • Moderate Future Growth
  • Lower unemployment Unemployment

Weighbridge Operators

  • 840 workers Employment Size
  • Lower skill Skill level rating
  • 77% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 46 hours Average full-time
  • 47 years Average age
  • 57% female Gender Share

The number of people working as Weighbridge Operators (in their main job) stayed about the same over 5 years:
from 830 in 2011 to 840 in 2016.

  • Size: This is a very small occupation.
  • Location: Weighbridge Operators work in many parts of Australia. Queensland has a large share of workers.
  • Industries: Most work in Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services; Manufacturing; and Mining.
  • Full-time: Many work full-time (77%, higher than the average of 66%).
  • Hours: Full-time workers spend around 46 hours per week at work (compared to the average of 44 hours).
  • Age: The average age is 47 years (compared to the average of 40 years). Many workers are 45 years or older (57%).
  • Gender: 57% of workers are female (compared to the average of 48%).

Employment Outlook

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Main Industries

Main Employing Industries (% Share)

Source: Based on ABS Census 2016, Customised Report. Industries are based on the Australian and New Zealand Standard Industrial Classification (ANZSIC 06).
Main Employing IndustriesIndustry (% share)
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services32.1
Manufacturing17.0
Mining16.4
Public Administration and Safety11.5
Other Industries23.0

States and Territories

  • NSW

  • VIC

  • QLD

  • SA

  • TAS

  • NT

  • ACT

Employment by State and Territory (% Share)

Source: Based on Based on ABS Census 2016, Customised Report. Share of workers across Australian States and Territories, in this job compared to the all jobs average.
StateWeighbridge OperatorsAll Jobs Average
NSW32.131.6
VIC19.925.6
QLD28.820.0
SA5.17.0
WA11.210.8
TAS1.82.0
NT0.71.0
ACT0.41.9

Age Profile

Age Profile (% Share)

Source: Based on Based on ABS Census 2016, Customised Report. Age profile of workers in this job compared to the all jobs average.
Age BracketWeighbridge OperatorsAll Jobs AverageAll Jobs Average
15-191.7-5.05.0
20-248.3-9.39.3
25-3416.6-22.922.9
35-4416.8-22.022.0
45-5428.7-21.621.6
55-5914.4-9.09.0
60-648.9-6.06.0
65 and Over4.5-4.24.2

Education Level

Highest Level of Education (% Share)

Source: ABS, ABS Census 2016, Customised Report. Highest qualification completed by workers in this job (in any field of study). Qualifications needed by new workers might be different from the qualifications of workers already in the job.
Type of QualificationWeighbridge OperatorsAll Jobs AverageAll Jobs Average
Post Graduate/Graduate Diploma or Graduate Certificate0.4-10.110.1
Bachelor degree1.8-21.821.8
Advanced Diploma/Diploma9.2-11.611.6
Certificate III/IV24.9-21.121.1
Year 1222.8-18.118.1
Year 1110.2-4.84.8
Year 10 and below30.8-12.512.5

You can work as a Weighbridge Operator without formal qualifications, however, they may be useful. Training is available through VET (Vocational Education and Training). A course in asset management (waste management) might be helpful.

Checks, licences and tickets

You may need:

  • skid steer licence
  • construction induction card (white card)
  • working in confined spaces ticket
  • forklift licence
  • driver's licence

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Employers look for Stationary Plant Operators who communicate well with others, are polite, courteous and reliable.

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Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Customer and Personal Service

    51% Skill level

    Understanding customer needs, providing good quality service, and measuring customer satisfaction.

  2. Clerical

    49% Skill level

    Word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office work.

  3. Education and Training

    41% Skill level

    Curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.

  4. English Language

    41% Skill level

    English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

  5. Mathematics

    36% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

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The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 43-5111.00 - Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping.

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  1. Indoors, Heat Controlled

    92% Important

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  2. Time Pressure

    89% Important

    How often does this job require the worker to meet strict deadlines?

  3. Contact With Others

    87% Important

    How much do you have contact with people (face-to-face, by telephone, or any other way)?

  4. Work With Work Group or Team

    86% Important

    How important is it to work with others in a group or team?

  5. Face-to-Face Discussions

    85% Important

    How often do you talk with people face-to-face?

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O*NET is a trademark of the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration.
The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 43-5111.00 - Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping.

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