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
SGS North America, Vancouver, WA, Operations Manager
•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
•Barge Draft, Inspections, and Sampling
•Sample Storage and Retention
oPrepare samples for grading and analysis of different grains by gathering samples, splitting down samples, and taking to Grain Grader or Lab Technician.
oTransporting samples from terminals to office or vice versa.
oTaking pictures throughout the duration of the inspection process.
oEnsuring detailed notes are taken throughout the inspection process.
oInspecting/sampling of containers (In other words Barges, Vessels and Rail Cars)
oReporting of all required field activities as per National/Regional field forms.
oMaintain regular communication with documentation staff with references to job status, progress, problems, etc.
•Able to work flexible and long hours (up to 12 hours per day) around shipping schedules (days, nights, weekends and holidays).
•Able and comfortable to work with and around machinery.
•This position will require travel including to labs, office, job locations (in state and out of state) etc.
•A minimum of a High School Diploma or equivalent is required.
•Six months of previous experience in grain or oil inspections and/or grain grading is preferred.
•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.
•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.
•Positive team spirit.
•Ability to exercise description and independent judgement when necessary.
•Works well under pressure.
•Safety is a top priority within SGS. Every employee within the organization has defined HSE Duties and Responsibilities to ensure that the organization meets its objectives of no harm to personnel, damage to equipment, or harm to the environment
•To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability 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
•SGS is an equal Opportunity Employer