Agricultural Inspectors:

Inspect agricultural commodities, processing equipment, and facilities, and fish and logging operations, to ensure compliance with regulations and laws governing health, quality, and safety.

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About the Job

Indiana Average Salary $41,620.00
Average Time to Fill 0 days
Typical Education Associate's degree
Typical Experience Over 1 year, up to and including 2 years
10 Year Projected Openings (2016-2026) 722
10 Year Expected Percentage Change (2016-2026) 9.83 %

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Skills Profile

Essential (Soft) Skills

Essential Skills to Employers

Attention to Detail
Information Gathering
Critical Thinking
Written Communication
Work Ethic

Top Job Duties and Responsibilities

Inspecting Equipment, Structures, or Material

Inspect food, meat, or meat products
Inspect waste disposal or treatment facilities for regulatory compliance
Inspect facilities to determine repair or replacement needs
Perform agricultural, farming, or forestry related safety inspection
Inspect property for condition, damage, or deterioration
Inspect facilities or equipment for regulatory, hazard, or fire code compliance
Inspect growing environment
Inspect plants, farm crops, or fields
Perform quality assurance testing

Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events

Identify characteristics of insects, pests, and diseases
Identify plant diseases
Identify cut or grade of meat
Identify characteristics of livestock, domestic animals, and other animals
Mark agricultural or forestry products for identification
Identify characteristics of plants, crops, and tree species
Determine crops or timber ready for harvest

Handling and Moving Objects

Grind meats such as beef, pork, poultry, or fish
Preserve meat, poultry, or fish
Cut meat products
Package agricultural products for shipment or further processing
Collect samples for analysis or testing

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