Weights And Measures Inspector (05005)

State Of Montana Kalispell , MT 59901

Posted 2 weeks ago


The Montana Department of Labor & Industry exists to promote and protect the well-being of Montana's workers, employers and citizens, and to uphold their rights and responsibilities.


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Do you enjoy physically challenging work and working outside? Are you self-motivated and perform well working by yourself? Then it is time for you to join our team as our next Weights and Measures Inspector!

As a Weights and Measures Inspector your duties will include:

  • Test, inspect, and calibrate weighing devices to ensure the accuracy of commercial measurement and ensure equipment is used for appropriate applications.

  • Test and inspect liquid pumps and meters to ensure accurate delivery of liquid products by ensuring the accuracy and compliance to national standards of pumps and meters.

  • Inspect, sample, and analyze all commodities sold by weight, volume, or dimension in the state of Montana to ensure truthful advertising, assess compliance with packaging and label requirements, ensure accurate price checking, and ensure compliance with qualify standards such as octane levels of fuel.

  • Provide technical assistance, advice, and information to product manufacturers, retailers and wholesalers, technical maintenance personnel, and owners/operators of scales and weighing devices to encourage good processes and promote compliance.


If you are the right person for this opportunity, you will have the following knowledge, skills or abilities:

  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of mathematics and the physical sciences including algebra and the properties of solids, liquids and gases; industry specific publications; state and national standards, bureau laws and administrative rules, specifications and tolerances for weighing devices; installation and use requirements for variety of devices; safety protocols; National Institute for Standards and Technology requirements, Specifications and Tolerances for Reference Standards, and Graduated Neck Type Volumetric Field Standards; inspection and investigation methods and techniques; commodity marketing, packaging, advertising, and labeling practices and requirements; and chain of evidence procedures.

  • Skill in the operation and maintenance of a variety of weighing and measuring devices, pickups, heavy trucks, semi tractor trailers, weight dollies, hoists, general hand tools, welding equipment; communicating effectively verbally and in writing and in deductive reasoning and applying a variety of regulations and standards to various commodities.


Extensive travel is required for this position. The successful candidate must live in Kalispell or the surrounding area.

The successful candidate must have a Class A Commercial Driver's License (CDL) and must pass a DOT drug test and physical after an offer of employment has been made.


  • Relevant bachelors degree in mathematics, the physical sciences or a related field; and

  • Minimum of one year experience or training in regulatory enforcement of weights, measures and commodities standards.

Equivalent combinations of education and experience may also be considered on a case-by-case basis.

  • This position may be covered by a Voluntary Employee Beneficiary Association (VEBA)

Only electronic applications will be accepted. Materials submitted but not requested will not be considered in the selection process.

If you need an accommodation with the application process please contact the HR office.

For a copy of the complete job description send your request to dliapps@mt.gov.


Your paycheck is just part of your total compensation package! Upon date of hire, employees working at least half-time for more than six months are eligible for state paid premiums toward employee "core" medical, dental, and basic life insurance coverage. Employees earn 15 working days of annual leave, 12 days of sick leave and 10-11 paid holidays each year. Membership in a Retirement System - vesting criteria applies. Flexible schedules may be considered. Learn more about them HERE!

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Weights And Measures Inspector (05005)

State Of Montana