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Cargo Surveyor- Portland, OR at SGS North America Inc.

Posted in Other 30+ days ago.

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Location: Portland, Oregon

Job 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 than 95,000 employees, SGS operates a network of over 2,400 offices and laboratories around the world."

This position is responsible for inspecting and sampling a variety of mineral commodities including Cooper, Lead, Zinc, Iron Ore, Precious Metals and Steel Cargoes for trading purpose. The inspector will support the Minerals Business by performing inspections at existing job sites and writing technical reports detailing inspection findings per nomination, in a timely manner. The purpose of this role is to serve our clients in the best possible manner by performing and delivering a variety of inspections and sampling services and informing the administration team with accurate updates and quality reports to provide to our clients.

Essential Functions & Responsibilities
  • Oversees loading, unloading of cargo from ships and other forms of transit to document damages as they are loaded and/or unloaded.
  • Execute sampling & sample preparation and deliver sample to laboratory for analysis.
  • Record accurate information and details.
  • Issue obtained field documents and inspection report to office detailing results of inspection
  • Communicate and cooperate with administration staff regarding details of the inspection requirements.
  • Liaison with terminal & warehouse personal for execution of inspections.
  • Check and verify testing data/ field documents for accuracy.
  • Responsible for performing Draft Surveys, Hold Cleanliness, Loading, Discharge, Stock Verification, Sampling and Damage Inspections.
  • Ensures sample are labeled with identifying product, location of sample, date, and time of collection.
  • Frequent travel to Alaska for draft surveying
  • Perform other assignment as directed


  • High school diploma or GED, Bachelor's degree from accredited college or university preferred
  • Must be able to obtain a valid driver's license and TWIC Card.
  • Applicant must have good communicate (written and oral) and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to execute detailed written or oral instructions.
  • Ability to work well with others and independently.
  • Ability to follow directions ensuring the end results are accurate.
  • Ability to read and interpret supporting documents such as Bill(s) of Lading, Packing List, MSDS, Stowage Plans, Operating and Maintenance Instructions, and Procedure Manuals.
  • Applicant must have working knowledge of MS Word, MS Excel, scanning and email functions.
  • Applicant must have the ability to lift 50 lbs.
  • Must be able to kneel, squat or bend, climb and crawl within confined spaces.
  • Must be able to stand and/or walk for long periods of time.
  • Prior experience in cargo inspection/sampling is preferred
  • Prior Maritime experience preferred.
  • Flexible schedule as occasional overtime or weekend work might be required
  • Applicant must be able to pass a drug screen and background check prior to employment.

Mental Qualifications
  • Clear and conceptual thinking ability; excellent judgement, troubleshooting, problem solving, analysis and discretion; ability to handle work-related stress; ability to handle multiple priorities simultaneously; ability to meet deadlines

Additional Information
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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