March 2007-February 2010Federal Grain Inspector | USDA/FGIS | Portland, Or
Assigns grain grades based upon established federal grain inspection standards as specified by the Federal Grain Inspection Service (FGIS) and Agricultural Marketing Act (AMA) and issues official grain certificates.
Serves as a designated Agency Quality Assurance Specialist (AQAS) for an assigned grain inspection service point; acts as liaison to federal grain inspection agencies.
Performs internal quality control procedures and completes random reinspections.
Trains and provides functional supervision to lower-level Grain Inspectors engaged in grain and/or commodity sampling or grading activities; prepares periodic performance logs and supervision reports.Examines grain samples for discoloration, infestation, and odor; separates and weighs damaged grain, debris, and foreign material; and computes dockage and enters on work record.
Performs specialized tests such as mycotoxin testing, stress crack determination, protein and oil analysis, and/or other required tests or analysis.Inspects railcars, barges, trucks, containers, and/or other carriers to ensure they are in proper condition for loading grain and/or commodities and are free from leaks, odors, infestations, and/or other concerning matters.Prepares grain and/or commodity samples for grading through various technical and analytical methods. Attends seminars and disseminates revisions to grading standards; prepares and submits monthly reports.
Obtains representative samples of grain and/or commodities (i.e. rice, edible beans, peas, lentils) utilizing federal grain inspection procedures as specified by the FGIS and the AMA.
Checkweighs and checkloads grain and/or commodities in accordance with established procedures.Conducts periodic safety inspections of grain elevators, looking for hazardous or unclean conditions such as accumulated grain dust and spilled grain; check-tests, maintains, and performs minor repairs on sampling equipment at grain elevators.
Conducts inspections of on-site lab locations to ensure compliance with program directives.Instructs employees on safety procedures and demonstrates safety equipment.Receives general supervision from a higher-level Grain Inspector or other designated supervisor.
Performs other related work as assigned.
April 2010-November 2016Pilot Car/Secure Transport | High Wide and Long | Glastone, OrAlso referred to as an escort vehicle, a pilot car drives with another vehicle to improve safety. A pilot car might drive with a truck transporting an oversized load, such as a mobile home, massive pile of logs, or wind turbine, to help keep other vehicles away from the large load. The trucks transporting these big pieces of equipment or cargo typically have to drive slowly to protect the items on board, so pilot cars help alert other drivers of a slow-moving vehicle in the vicinity. A pilot car driver's job duties include mapping out the safest route, driving a car with emergency lights flashing, and keeping several car lengths between the vehicle and the truck. Pilot car drivers also stay in contact with truck drivers throughout the trip.
I am an experienced and dedicated Worker seeking to develop a long-term employment relationship in an environment that would value my skill set. I seek, as always, to work as a dedicated and valued member of a first class team.