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Testing & Laboratory
050973 Requisition #

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.


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.



Directly reports to Field Research Station Manager




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:

o   Assist scientist in all aspects of trial initiation, layout, identification and seed processing.

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.

o   Apply 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.



         Supervises others: No



·         Must be actively pursuing a degree in an agriculture related field.




·         SUAS Part 107 license

·         Pesticide Applicator License



         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.


         No travel required.


         This job requires the operation of standard farming equipment such as, but not limited to tractors, planters, tillage equipment, and sprayers.



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



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


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


Other Physical/Work Environmental Exposures:



SGS is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and as such we recruit, hire, train, and promote persons in all job classifications without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetics, status as a protected veteran, or any other characteristics protected by law.


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, skills, and/or abilities 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.


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