Louisiana - US Full Time 2 weeks ago

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 the world. 


Under general supervision, the Field Inspector I 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 procedures.

Job 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 performs full reconciliation of the 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 the 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 the SGS Code of Integrity and Professional Conduct
  • Adheres to internal standards, policies, and procedures
  • Performs other duties as assigned

Education and Experience

  • High School Diploma AND (Required)
  • 0-2 years of previous experience in grain or oil inspection and/or grain grading operation (Required)
  • Completion of required training programs (Basic and Level I) to achieve and maintain proficiency at the Field Inspector I level (Required)
  • OR equivalent combination of education and experience (Required)
  • Associate degree in an agriculture-related field, AND (Preferred)
  • 1-2 years of experience in grain or oil inspection and/or grain grading operation (Preferred)
  • Completion of required training programs (basic and Level I) to achieve and maintain proficiency at the Field Inspector I level (Preferred)

Licenses and Certifications

  • 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 ()

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Language Skills: English/ Intermediate level required ()
  • Mathematical Skills: Intermediate level required ()
  • Reasoning Skills/Abilities: Intermediate level 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 be able to follow work instructions in a safe, accurate, and timely manner ()
  • Proven time management skills and 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 ()

Computer Skills

  • Computer Skills: Proficiency with Microsoft Office 365 Suite required. ()

Physical Demands of the Job

  • 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 50 lbs

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.

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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