A weighbridge or receivable associate is responsible for operating equipment used to load, unload, move, store and stack bulk, dry materials such as grain, sugar and flour. Weighbridge associates control material loading by using electronic data capture systems that weigh and handle products.
Career Also Referred To As:
- Bulk handler
What Responsibilities Will I Have?
- Control the material loading and the operation of continuous feeding equipment
- Spot, connect, load and unload railcars, bulk containers, tank trucks, etc.
- Perform daily inspections of bulk plant equipment
- Maintain equipment and ensure plant is kept clean
- Blend and mix bulk products as per program design
- Control and adjust the operation of equipment
- Perform calculations to determine the appropriate mixture and weight for orders
- Monitor storage tank inventories
- Check the equipment operations visually, through gauges/instruments or through computer-operated monitoring equipment
- Perform inventory counts
- Operate vehicles, such as forklifts, used to transport bulk products
- Ensure that all products are correctly labeled
- Complete documentation for daily work completed
- Cooperate with logistics to agree on daily or weekly load schedules
- Ensure safety and regulatory compliance in handling or loading areas
Recommended High School Courses:
- agricultural education, especially agricultural mechanics
- computer skills
A high school diploma is required to become a weighbridge/receivable associate.