Agricultural Flextime Field Inspector

Agricultural Flextime Field Inspector

02 May 2020

Agricultural Flextime Field Inspector

Job Description

Responsible for inspecting samples coming into ports and/or laboratory.
Required to perform onsite inspections at loading/discharge facilities.
Carry out inspection and testing activities in compliance with contractual requirements
Flex Time Weekend and Nights Position

REPORTING LINE

SGS North America, Saint Rose, LA, Operations Manager

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES

At all times comply with SGS Code of Integrity and Professional Conduct.
Responsible for all entry level assignments as following:
Barge, Rail, Ship Hold inspections and sampling
Rail Weight Supervision
Hatch Sealing
Barge Draft, Inspections, and Sampling
Vessel Supervision
Sample Prep
Sample Storage and Retention

JOB FUNCTIONS
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 supervision.
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 procedures.
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 Conduct.
Adheres to internal standards, policies and procedures.
Performs other duties as assigned.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES
Supervises others: No

ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES
o Prepare samples for grading and analysis of different grains by gathering samples, splitting down samples, and taking to Grain Grader or Lab Technician.
o Transporting samples from terminals to office or vice versa.
o Taking pictures throughout the duration of the inspection process.
o Ensuring detailed notes are taken throughout the inspection process.
o Inspecting/sampling of containers (In other words Barges, Vessels and Rail Cars)
o Reporting of all required field activities as per National/Regional field forms.
o Maintain regular communication with documentation staff with references to job status, progress, problems, etc.

Flex Time up to 20 hours per week (nights, weekends and holidays).
Must be able and comfortable to work with and around machinery.
This position will require travel including to labs, office, job locations, must have own transportation.

Qualifications

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

A minimum of a High School Diploma or equivalent is required.
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with subordinates, peers, management, external customers and the public.
Ability to manage multiple projects in a fast and efficient professional environment.
Must be able to follow work instructions in a safe, accurate and timely manner.
Must be proficient in using various type of computer software (Word, Excel, Outlook, etc.).
Must be able to lift and carry 25 pounds or more.
Must possess and maintain a valid driver’s license as travel to various client sites is required.
Must be eligible or have a TWIC card.
Demonstrates strong commitment to SGS HSE Policies, Procedures, and Work Instructions by participating in safety meetings, completing required training, intervening in unsafe situations, refusing unsafe work, and complying fully with all applicable laws and regulations related to HSE.
Uses all safety equipment in the manner intended and reports any damaged/lost equipment to supervisor.
REQUIRED SKILLS

Proven time mangement skills and a strong attention to detail.
Demonstrates good verbal and written communication skills including grammer and composition.
Abitliy to work well with others and independently.
Positive team spirit.
Ability to exercise descretion and independent judgement when necessary.
Works well under pressure.

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 required.
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with subordinates, peers, management, external customers and the public.
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 timely manner.
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 necessary.

EQUIPMENT
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

Vision Requirement:
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 point)
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

Auditory Requirements:
No special auditory requirements

SAFETY CATEGORY
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

Work Schedule:
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 holidays).
Must be flexible to travel to overnight locations (up to 7 days).

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 earth-moving equipment)

Additional Information

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.

o 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 required.

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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