Agricultural Field Inspector
Posted on: November 18, 2021
SGS is the world's leading inspection, verification, testing and
certification company. SGS is recognized as the global benchmark
for quality and integrity. With more than 94,000 employees, SGS
operates a network of over 2,600 offices and laboratories around
Under general supervision, performs inspection of grain and food
oil transport systems and loading/ unloading processes, and
sampling of grains, food oils, and other commodities per
established government regulations and standard operating
Directly reports to the Operations Manager or Lab Manager
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with
disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Performs Inspection/sampling of containers, barges, and rail cars
at different locations.
Supervises loading and counts of agricultural products in
accordance with applicable standards and procedures.
Physically measures, weighs, samples and takes temperatures (where
applicable) of a variety of agricultural products in accordance
with applicable standards and procedures.
Calculates the transferred quantities (where applicable) and
perform a full reconciliation of same.
Performs initial analysis of the different grains, splitting the
samples to speed the process for the Grain Graders.
Transports commodity samples from the loading terminals to the
office and vice versa.
May perform basic laboratory testing of samples under
Takes detailed notes and photographs to document the inspection
process, and reports all required field activities as per
National/Regional field forms.
Maintains regular communication with administrative staff with
reference to job status, progress, problems, etc.
Stays informed of and adheres to latest industry and client
At all times, adopts safe behavior by exercising due regard for the
health and safety of SGS employees and clients, in line with SGS
policies and procedures.
At all times, comply with SGS Code of Integrity and Professional
Adheres to internal standards, policies and procedures.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Supervises others: No
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
High School diploma
0-2 years of previous experience in grain or oil inspection and/or
grain grading operation.
Completion of required training programs (Basic and Level I) to
achieve and maintain proficiency at the Field Inspector I
or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Associate degree in an agriculture related field
1-2 years of experience in grain or oil inspection and/or grain
Completion of required training programs (basic and Level I) to
achieve and maintain proficiency at the Field Inspector I
Knowledge / Skills / Abilities
Language Skills: English/ Intermediate level required
Mathematical Skills: Intermediate level required
Reasoning Skills/Abilities: Intermediate level required
Computer Skills: Proficiency with Microsoft Office 365 Suite
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with the ability
to establish and maintain effective working relationships with
subordinates, peers, management, external customers and the
Proven ability to manage and coordinate multiple projects in a fast
paced, highly professional environment.
Must possess and maintain a valid driver's license as travel to
various client sites is required.
Must possess/ maintain a TWIC card to work on port or eligible to
apply for a TWIC Card.
Must be able to follow work instructions in a safe, accurate and
Proven time management skills and a strong attention to detail.
Demonstrates good verbal and written communication skills including
grammar and composition.
Ability to work well with others and independently.
Works well under pressure.
Exhibits positive team spirit.
Ability to exercise discretion and independent judgment when
Frequent travel to client sites, ports, and facilities within the
assigned region required, up to 50-75% of time. Overnight, out of
state travel required.
This job operates in a variety of outdoor environments, including
granaries, agricultural fields, railyards, and ports/ harbors; also
works indoors in lab and professional office environments. This
role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers and
phones. Able to work carefully with laboratory glassware,
measurement and testing apparatus with due regard for the fragility
of this equipment. Able to work carefully with and around chemical
reagents and client samples.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS OF THE JOB
Physical/Sensory Demands Frequency Requirements
Stand - Constantly
Move or traverse - Constantly
Sit - Occasionally
Use hands - Frequently
Reach with hands and arms - Frequently
Climb or balance - Frequently
Stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl - Frequently
Talk/hear - Constantly
Taste/Smell - Frequently
Lift/carry/push or pull - Occasionally
Lift/carry/push or pull 50 pounds
Close vision (clear vision at 20 inches/50 centimeters or less)
Distance vision (clear vision at 20 feet/6 meters or more)
Peripheral vision (ability to observe an area that can be seen up
and down or to the left and right while eyes are fixed on a given
Depth perception (three-dimension vision, ability to judge distance
and three-dimensional relationships)
Ability to adjust focus (ability to adjust the eye to bring an
object into sharp focus)
Ability to see color
No special auditory requirements
Safety Critical: Has a high exposure to a catastrophic operational
incident; has a direct role in operations where failure could
result in serious harm to public or employee well-being, Group
assets, or the environment; and has no direct or very limited
supervision available to provide operational checks.
WORK CONDITIONS / EXPOSURE TO ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS
Location of the Job: Williston, ND or surrounding area
Job requires working flexible schedule - nights and weekends may be
required, dependent on client schedule.
Must be able to work flexible and long hours (up to 12 hours per
day) around shipping schedules (days, nights, weekends and
Must be flexible to travel to overnight locations (up to 7
Environmental Conditions Requirements
Wet or humid (non-weather) conditions - Constantly
Work near moving mechanical pats - Frequently
Work in high, precarious places - Occasionally
Fumes or airborne particles - Constantly
Toxic or caustic chemicals - None
Outdoor weather conditions - Constantly
Extreme cold (non-weather) - Frequently
Extreme heat (non-weather) - Frequently
Risk of electrical shock - None
Work with explosives - None
Risk of radiation - None
Vibration - Occasionally
Bio-hazard - Occasionally
Noise level: keep the highest that applies
Loud (examples: metal can manufacture department, large
SGS is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and as such we recruit, hire,
train, and promote persons in all job classifications without
regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability,
age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or
expression, genetics, status as a protected veteran, or any other
characteristics protected by law.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to
perform each essential duty satisfactorily with or without
reasonable accommodations. The requirements listed above are
representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities
This job description should not be construed as an exhaustive
statement of duties, responsibilities or requirements, but a
general description of the job. Nothing contained herein restricts
the company's rights to assign or reassign duties and
responsibilities to this job at any time.
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All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO
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