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Field Research Intern at SGS North America Inc.

Posted in Other 30+ days ago.

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Location: Toulon, Illinois





Job Description:
Company Description

SGS is the world's leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company. SGS is recognized as the global benchmark for quality and integrity. With more than94,000 employees, SGS operates a network of over 2,600 offices and laboratories around the world.

Job Description

SUMMARY
Field Personnel will safely conduct field and office tasks related to field research for which they have adequately been trained to complete. Training will be provided on a task-by-task basis by one of the supervisory personnel. This is a temporary position.
REPORTING LINE
Directly reports to Field Research Station Manager
JOB FUNCTIONS
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
•Safely perform specific duties associated with the conduct of trials as detailed in SGS Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs). These duties are briefly summarized below:
oAssist scientist in all aspects of trial initiation, layout, identification and seed processing.
oPlot maintenance, planting and cultivation under direction of Field Scientist or Farm Manager.
oPollinations, Sampling and Field Data collection under direction of Field Scientist.
oApply maintenance and test chemicals under the direction of field management.
•Maintain through knowledge of GLP requirements, regulatory guidelines, and SGS SOP's.
•Safely complete assigned duties according to applicable SOP's and training.
•At all times, comply with SGS Code of Integrity and Professional Conduct.
•Adheres to internal standards, policies and procedures.
•Performs other duties as assigned.
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES
•Supervises others: No

Qualifications

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Required:
•Must be actively pursuing a degree in an agriculture related field.
LICENSES / CERTIFICATIONS
Desired:
•SUAS Part 107 license
•Pesticide Applicator License
KNOWLEDGE / SKILLS / ABILITIES
•Language Skills: English
•Mathematical Skills: Basic
•Reasoning Skills/Abilities: Intermediate
•Computer Skills: Basic
•Must be able to effectively operate farm equipment, such as tractors, cultivators, and sprayers, and experience with small plot field equipment preferred.
•Pesticide Applicator Licensed or the ability to acquire.
•Must be detail-oriented, well organized and able to work independently.
•Excellent communications skills required.
•Must be able to work safely in a fast paced environment.
•Ability to handle a variety of projects effectively, efficiently and with confidentiality.
•Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds.
•Must be able to attend work regularly and dependably.
TRAVEL
•No travel required.
EQUIPMENT
•This job requires the operation of standard farming equipment such as, but not limited to tractors, planters, tillage equipment, and sprayers.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS OF THE JOB
Physical/Sensory Demands Frequency Requirements:
•Stand- Frequently
•Move or traverse - Frequently
•Sit - Occasionally
•Use hands - Constantly
•Reach with hands and arms - Frequently
•Climb or balance - Occasionally
•Stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl - Frequently
•Talk/hear - Constantly
•Taste/Smell- None
•Lift/carry/push or pull- Constantly
•Lift/carry/push or pull 50 pounds

Vision Requirement:
•No special vision requirements
Auditory Requirements:
•No special auditory requirements
WORK CONDITIONS / EXPOSURE TO ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS
Location of the Job:Wyoming, IL, Stark County
Work Schedule:
For Non-Exempt roles:
•Job requires working flexible schedule
Environmental Conditions Requirements:
•Wet or humid (non-weather) conditions - Occasionally
•Work near moving mechanical pats - Frequently
•Work in high, precarious places - None
•Fumes or airborne particles - Occasionally
•Toxic or caustic chemicals - Occasionally
•Outdoor weather conditions - Constantly
•Extreme cold (non-weather) - None
•Extreme heat (non-weather) - None
•Risk of electrical shock - None
•Work with explosives - None
•Risk of radiation - None
•Vibration - None
•Bio-hazard - None

Noise level:
•Loud (examples: metal can manufacture department, large earth-moving equipment)

Other Physical/Work Environmental Exposures:
•None


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