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) 310
10 Year Expected Percentage Change (2016-2026) 5.91 %

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Skills Profile

Essential (Soft) Skills

Essential Skills to Employers

Attention to Detail
Information Gathering
Critical Thinking
Work Ethic
Written Communication
Oral Communication
Following Directions

Top Job Duties and Responsibilities

Inspecting Equipment, Structures, or Material

Inspect facilities or equipment for regulatory, hazard, or fire code compliance
Perform tests to assess compliance with standards
Perform agricultural, farming, or forestry related safety inspection
Inspect waste disposal or treatment facilities for regulatory compliance
Inspect property for condition, damage, or deterioration
Inspect facilities to determine repair or replacement needs
Inspect plants, farm crops, or fields
Test materials to verify safety standards
Perform quality assurance testing
Perform industrial, production, or manufacturing related safety inspection
Compute product or materials test results
Inspect sewer, drain, or water main pipe joints to detect leaks or verify alignment or fit
Perform inspection of tools or equipment prior to use
Inspect food, meat, or meat products
Test manufactured products
Inspect facilities to ensure compliance with transportation-related standards
Test mechanical products or equipment
Perform engineering related safety inspection
Perform safety inspection related to an installation, maintenance or repair
Perform construction, extraction, or mining related safety inspection
Evaluate quality of materials or products
Inspect objects using x-ray or magnetic methods
Inspect growing environment
Inspect material-moving equipment to detect problems
Perform transportation or shipping related safety inspection
Inspect industrial, production, or manufacturing related work products to verify conformance with quality and standards
Analyze test results
Test electrical or electronic wiring or fixtures
Inspect facilities or sites to determine if they meet engineering specifications or standards
Test historical authenticity of various materials
Test electrical or electronic systems or equipment
Inspect plumbing systems or fixtures
Inspect electrical installation for code conformance
Ensure equipment is operating to prescribed standards
Conduct performance testing
Conduct energy audits
Test products for functionality or quality
Inspect construction work to ensure proper installation or functioning
Inspect farming, fishing, or forestry equipment or facilities to determine condition or maintenance needs
Inspect production equipment
Inspect industrial or commercial equipment to ensure proper operation
Test quality of materials or finished products
Inspect transportation or shipping related machinery or equipment
Evaluate equipment for compliance with standards
Examine returned parts for defects
Inspect engineering equipment or systems
Inspect facilities or work sites for environmental or safety hazards

Getting Information

Conduct field research
Review laws for understanding and application
Review engineering data or reports
Identify laws or court decisions relevant to pending cases
Gather physical evidence
Review work orders or schedules to determine operations or procedures
Read transportation or shipping related operating, service, or repair manuals
Interpret industrial, production, or manufacturing information from schematics or technical drawings
Read work orders or other instructions to determine product specifications or materials requirements
Review industrial, production, or manufacturing work orders
Review industrial, production, or manufacturing codes and specifications
Collect statistical data
Interpret construction, extraction, or mining related information from blueprints or schematics
Survey land or properties
Research agricultural processes or practices
Conduct laboratory research or experiments
Review transportation related codes and specifications
Collect evidence for legal proceedings
Investigate legal issues
Interpret sales related information from diagrams, schematics, or technical drawings
Review facts to determine if criminal act or statue violation is involved
Interview witnesses, suspects, or claimants
Analyze data to discover facts in case
Analyze evidence or facts
Collect scientific or technical data
Review blueprints or other instructions to determine operational methods or sequences
Review engineering codes and specifications
Conduct interviews to gather information about business operations
Review switching or train orders
Review transportation, shipping, or material moving work orders
Determine effects of pollution
Investigate environmental impact of projects and activities
Read manufacturing specifications for electronic products
Read operating, service, or repair manuals related to agricultural, farming, or forestry equipment
Research crop management methods

Monitor Processes, Materials, or Surroundings

Ensure compliance with polices or regulations
Detect infractions of rules
Monitor organizational compliance with regulations
Analyze environmental regulations to ensure organizational compliance
Monitor operational activities to ensure conformance to standards, regulations, or protocols
Ensure conformance to building regulations
Maintain safe work environment
Assess compliance with environmental laws
Monitor loading processes to ensure procedural compliance
Monitor operations to ensure compliance with safety or security policies or regulations
Monitor production or manufacturing equipment operation to detect problems
Detect installation, maintenance, or repair concerns by listening for abnormalities
Monitor agricultural, farming, and forestry equipment operation to detect problems
Determine air, water, steam, or fluid pressure using gauges
Monitor organizational processes
Monitor transportation or shipping related equipment operation to detect problems
Monitor equipment operation to ensure that products are not flawed
Detect industrial, production, or manufacturing equipment malfunctions by listening for abnormalities
Store medical laboratory specimens
Monitor timing or metering devices to regulate environmental conditions
Maintain consistent production quality
Inspect production environment operations and processes
Monitor animal behavior, health, or condition
Observe fish, beds, or ponds
Monitor assembly quality
Monitor medical equipment to ensure proper functioning
Monitor operation of drilling equipment

Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events

Identify characteristics of plants, crops, and tree species
Classify materials or products according to specifications
Identify plant diseases
Mark agricultural or forestry products for identification
Mark items for acceptance or rejection
Identify cut or grade of meat
Attach identification information to products, items, or containers
Mark products, workpieces, or equipment with identifying information
Identify characteristics of livestock, domestic animals, and other animals
Identify characteristics of insects, pests, and diseases
Identify properties of soil or fluid samples
Identify erosion patterns
Identify characteristics of cloth, fabric, paper or pulp
Identify color or balance
Mark materials or objects for identification
Identify characteristics of metals and alloys
Trace electrical wiring
Identify tree or plant species
Classify plants, animals, or other natural phenomena
Identify animal or insect species
Label blood samples
Determine crops or timber ready for harvest
Identify best product for customer's needs

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