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Wage and Hour Division (WHD)

Service Contract Act Directory of Occupations

23870 Scale Mechanic

Installs, calibrates, and repairs weighing scales, using hand tools, power tools, and standard test weights. Moves scale into position, using hoists and rollers. Inserts shims between scale base and foundation to level scale. Secures scale to foundation, using hand tools. Tests scale, using certified weights, and adjusts pivots, dial settings, and pendulums to ensure that weight indication meets legal specifications. Turns setscrews to adjust spring scales. Disassembles scales and repairs or replaces worn or damaged parts, such as pivots and bearings, using bench grinder, hand tools, and power tools. Straightens, cleans, and repaints structural parts of scale. May install, adjust and repair electronically controlled scales.