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Inspectors, weights and measures

OaSIS code 22231.04

Inspectors, weights and measures examine devices, such as scales, meters and industrial instruments and equipment, to ensure that they conform to government and industry standards and regulations.

Overview

Also known as

  • Electricity and gas meter inspector
  • Elevator inspector
  • Weights and measures inspector

Main duties

This group performs some or all of the following duties:

  • Conduct inspections and tests of a variety of mechanical and electronic weighing and measuring devices and systems
  • Prepare draft investigative reports of findings
  • Recommend corrective or enforcement action.

Additional information

No data has been provided for this section.

Similar occupations classified elsewhere

Exclusions:

  • Non-destructive testers and inspectors (22230)
  • Construction inspectors (22233)
  • Regulatory compliance officer; Regulatory affairs officer (in 11201.00 Professional occupations in business management consulting)

NOC hierarchy breakdown

NOC version

NOC 2021 Version 1.0

Broad occupational category

2 – Natural and applied sciences and related occupations

TEER

2 – Occupations usually require a college diploma or apprenticeship training of two or more years; or supervisory occupations

Major group

22 – Technical occupations related to natural and applied sciences

Sub-major group

222 – Technical occupations related to applied sciences (except engineering)

Minor group

2223 – Technical inspectors and regulatory officers

Unit group

22231 – Engineering inspectors and regulatory officers

Occupational profile

22231.04 – Inspectors, weights and measures

Work characteristics

Work characteristics gathers the various components describing the work environment of each occupation, such as employers, work activities, and the work context. Each category displays up to 10 descriptors in descending order based, firstly, on their attributed ratings by the level of complexity (for Work Activities) or other measurement dimensions (for Work Context), and secondly, in alphabetical order. The whole list of descriptors and their ratings can be expanded at the bottom of each page.

Work Activities

Proficiency or complexity level
Evaluating Information to Determine Compliance
4 - High Level
Handling and Moving Objects
4 - High Level
Inspecting Equipment, Structures, or Material
4 - High Level
Analyzing Data or Information
3 - Moderate Level
Applying New Knowledge
3 - Moderate Level

Work Context

Structural Job Characteristics

Structured versus Unstructured Work
Degree of freedom to determine tasks and priorities
3 - Moderate amount of freedom
Work Week Duration
Worked hours in a typical week
2 - Between 35 to 40 hours

Physical Work Environment

Physical Proximity
Physical distance from others
3 - Somewhat close (e.g. share office)

Physical Demands

Sitting
Duration
3 - About half the time
Standing
Duration
4 - More than half the time
Bending or Twisting the Body
Duration
2 - Less than half the time

Interpersonal Relations

Contact with Others
Frequency
4 - Every day, a few times per day
Duration
3 - About half the time
Work with Work Group or Team
Importance
3 - Important
Frequency
3 - Once a week or more but not every day

Workplaces/employers

  • Government agencies
  • Private sector companies

Skills and abilities

This section displays the various competencies required for an occupation. Each category displays up to 10 descriptors in descending order based, firstly, on their attributed ratings by the level of proficiency (for Skills and Abilities) or importance (for Personal Attributes) and secondly, in alphabetical order. The whole list of descriptors and their ratings can be expanded at the bottom of each page.

Abilities

Proficiency or complexity level
Arm-Hand Steadiness
3 - Moderate Level
Auditory Attention
3 - Moderate Level
Colour Perception
3 - Moderate Level
Far Vision
3 - Moderate Level
Finger Dexterity
3 - Moderate Level

Skills

Proficiency or complexity level
Quality Control Testing
4 - High Level
Monitoring
3 - Moderate Level
Numeracy
3 - Moderate Level
Operation and Control
3 - Moderate Level
Operation Monitoring of Machinery and Equipment
3 - Moderate Level

Personal Attributes

Importance
Attention to Detail
5 - Extremely important
Independence
4 - Highly important
Adaptability
3 - Important
Analytical Thinking
3 - Important
Collaboration
3 - Important