The work involves responsibility for performing routine work in identifying and recording vehicles, materials and weights for fee collection or billing purposes. An employee in this class is expected to accurately record customer information such as truck number and waste category primarily using a computer terminal located in a scale house to produce a scale ticket, but occasionally using other manual methods in cases of unusual circumstances. The incumbent is also responsible for accepting cash and check payments, making change and keeping accurate records of monetary transactions for daily cash deposit. An employee in this class is expected to exhibit tact and courtesy when communicating with the public. The work is carried out in accordance with prescribed methods and procedures under the general supervision of a higher level or administrative employee. Does related work as required.




Records incoming and outgoing weights of vehicles, customer account and material to generate a scale ticket using a computerized scale management system and computerized scale weight indicators.

Records all non-weight-related transactions including trash sticker and tire ticket purchases and bad check fee collections.

Collects cash or check payments from customers and issues a receipt for all scale house transactions.

Maintains a cash drawer and reconciles daily cash receipts and may deliver to accounting staff for verification and daily cash deposit.

Makes daily trip to bank for cash drawer change and/or cash deposit.

Controls flow of traffic on and off scales using traffic equipment installed at scales and occasionally having to direct traffic outside the scale house; may direct vehicles to specific dumping areas within the facility.

May determine billing rates for each customer based on type of refuse or established contractual rates of payment.

May maintain customer information such as rate of payment, type of payment and applicable rates and codes depending on the method of billing.

May notify accounting staff of any tickets to be voided or incorrect ticket information for file maintenance.

May mail out trash stickers to customers using mail order trash sticker program.




Working knowledge of weighing procedures used to weigh contents of trucks in a solid waste disposal facility.

Ability to weigh loaded vehicles and compute weight of contents.

Ability to operate a computer terminal to enter customer and material information to produce scale tickets.

Ability to make accurate arithmetic computations.

Ability to receive and account for cash and make accurate change for customers.

Ability to maintain routine records.

Ability to follow oral and written instructions.

Ability to establish effective working relationships with co-workers, superiors and the public.

Physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position.




Candidates must be high school graduates or holders of a high school equivalency diploma issued by an education department of any of the states of the United States or holders of a comparable diploma issued by any territory commonwealth, or possession of the United States or by the Canal Zone or holders of a report from the United States Armed Forces certifying successful completion of the tests related to general education development, high school level at time of application.





When assigned to the Town of Camillus: Possession of a valid New York State Weighmaster’s License.



08/2017 Revised