Grain Inspection Assistant
Thunder Bay, ON
Grain Inspection Assistant - (190000XB)

Assistant GRAIN INSPECTOR – Thunder Bay


  • Under supervision, to render to customers and Grain Inspectors, commodity inspection services which are timely, safe, legal, ethical, and effective; to perform the necessary measurements, sampling, calculations, documentation, and reporting which ensure that the customer receives an independent, accurate, and complete assessment of quantity and quality of material as outline by the Official Grain Grading guide of the current year.

  • To assist in the preparation and organization of grain inspection jobs so that services are rendered, and reports and samples are submitted, in a timely manner.
  • To attend commodity material movements involving loading and unloading of rail cars or trucks.
  • To perform routine equipment calibration, verification, and function checks.
  • Under supervision, to perform, by specified methodology, visual observation, volume measurement, temperature measurement, and sampling of commodity materials contained or conveyed in rail cars or trucks.
  • To communicate and coordinate with loading facilities and lntertek grain inspection personnel to promote the smooth exercise of duties assigned.
  • To verify and communicate the results obtained, and to make the entries into the appropriate media, whether print or electronic, required to ensure the validity and traceability of the information.
  • To maintain work areas, records, and equipment in a clean, organized, and functional condition.
  • To assist in the monitoring of the availability of supplies needed for the above processes.
  • To participate in the inspection, quality system application by utilizing approved online and printed materials and/or materials supplied by lntertek management.
  • To carry out the above responsibilities, and all others which may be assigned, in a manner demonstrating support for and adherence to the Company's Safety Policy and Procedures, Quality Policy and Procedures, Ethics Policy, Environmental Management System, Vision and Strategy, and to exercise good judgment, common sense, and diplomacy in so doing. Listed examples are illustrative and representative of the tasks required of this position and are not intended to be complete or exclusive.

  • In the formal (organizational chart) sense, the position of Assistant Grain Inspector carries no personnel responsibility or authority.
  • The Assistant Grain Inspector has no supervisory responsibility or authority in the training of less experienced employees, but will participate in any reasonable aspects of training as directed by the Grain Inspector onsite.

  • The Assistant Grain Inspector reports to the Branch Manager.

  • High school diploma or equivalent

  • The Assistant Grain Inspector must have a grasp of basic mathematics and computer skills, and must, in the opinion of the hiring authority, be trainable in the practical aspects of the job. The Assistant Grain Inspector must evidence a reasonable degree of grading experience and knowledge as determined to be acceptable by the Branch Manager.
  • The Assistant Grain Inspector must be physically able to do the work required, and cannot have fear of heights or of confined spaces.
  • The Assistant Grain Inspector should have a positive attitude, a high tolerance for job pressure and the ability for working and communicating with persons of diverse personalities and backgrounds.

  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Excellent communication skills in both verbal and written format
  • Excellent organization and time management skills
  • Ability to analyse and solve problems
  • Ability to work independently in a fast-paced, multi-tasking environment
  • Ability to pay attention to detail
This position outline is a general guideline and does not represent all encompassing details. The position assumes that the incumbent has both the mental and physical requirements to carry out the above defined duties.


Highschool Diploma

Primary Location: CA-ON-Thunder Bay
Work Locations: Thunder Bay Alloy Drive 960 C Alloy Drive Thunder Bay P7B 6A4
Job: Inspections
Organization: CAN01:Intertek Testing Services (ITS) Canada Ltd
Schedule: Regular
Employee Status: Entry Level
Job Level: First Shift
Job Posting: Apr 17, 2019, 5:34:21 PM