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Seasonal Field Personnel - Brookings, SD at SGS North America

Posted in Compliance 30+ days ago.

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Type: Full Time
Location: Brookings, South Dakota

Job Description:

* Field Personnel will safely conduct field and office tasks related to field research for which the Field Scientist, Farm Manager, or Research Associate deem him/her qualified and adequately trained to complete. Adequate training will be provided on a task-by-task basis by one of the above mentioned supervisory personnel. This is a temporary position located in Brookings, SD.


* Reports to Field Scientist.


* Safely perform specific duties associated with the conduct of trials as detailed in SGS Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs). These duties are briefly summarized below:
o Plot maintenance, planting and cultivation under direction of Field Scientist or Farm Manager.
o Pollinations, Sampling and Field Data collection under direction of Field Scientist.
* Safely complete assigned duties according to applicable SOP s and training.
* At all times, comply with SGS Code of Integrity and Professional Conduct.

* Relevant experience preferred

* 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.

Health and Safety Guidelines
o Demonstrate strong commitment to SGS HSE Policies, Procedures, and Work Instructions by participating in safety meetings, completing required training, intervening in unsafe situations, refusing unsafe work, and complying fully with all applicable laws and regulations related to HSE.
o Respond appropriately to emergency situations and assists other staff members in maintaining readiness to respond to emergencies within the workplace.
o In accordance with the SGS HSE Management System requirements, dispose of, or direct the disposal of waste generated as part of daily work performed in a safe manner and in compliance with all waste transportation and disposal regulations and requirements.
o Report all incidents (actual incidents and near misses) in accordance with the SGS Incident Reporting requirements.
o Use all equipment (including safety equipment) in the manner intended and report any damaged/lost equipment to supervisor.
o Maintain a safe and tidy worksite.
o Maintain awareness of hazards and propose controls to supervisor, HSE Representatives or relevant client/site contact.
o Actively participates in incident investigations and risk assessments as deemed necessary by SGS management

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily with or without reasonable accommodations. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

This job description should not be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or requirements, but a general description of the job. Nothing contained herein restricts the company s rights to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

SGS is an EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability employer.

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, protected veteran status or disability.

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