Profession agricultural inspector

Agricultural technicians perform tests and experiments, and provide technical and scientific support to agricultural scientists, farmers and farm managers. agricultural scientists, farmers and farm managers.

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Personality Type

  • Realistic / Conventional

Related professions agriculture

  • Agricultural advisor
  • Agricultural machinery installer
  • Agricultural machinery mechanic
  • Agricultural scientist
  • Agricultural substitute
  • Agricultural technician
  • Arable farm helper, field crop or vegetable
  • Arable farm helper, mixed crop
  • Arable farm manager, field crop or vegetable
  • Arable farm worker, field crop or vegetable
  • Arable farmer, field crop or vegetable
  • Arable farmer, mixed crop
  • Arable farmer, mixed crop and animal
  • First line supervisor tree or shrup crop farming workers
  • Fruit, nut or tea picker
  • Harvest hand
  • Horticultural or nursery production manager
  • Land clearer
  • Motorised farm equipment operator
  • Quality inspector agricultural products
  • Subsistence crop farmer
  • Subsistence mixed crop or livestock farmer
  • Supervisor arable farm workers, field crop or vegetable
  • Tree or shrub crop farm manager
  • Tree or shrub crop farmer
  • Tree or shrub crop helper
  • Tree or shrup crop worker
  • Vegetable picker
  • Winegrower

Knowledge

  • Environmental legislation in agriculture and forestry

    Awareness on enviromental legislation, policies, principles relevant for agriculture and forestry. Awareness of the impact on the enviroment of local agricultural precedures and practices. Means to adjust the production to new enviromental regulations and policies.

  • Health, safety and hygiene legislation

    The set of health, safety and hygiene standards and items of legislation applicable in a specific sector.

  • Agronomical production principles

    The techniques, methods and principles of conventional agronomical production.

  • Agricultural production principles

    Principles and conditions of organic and sustainable agricultural production.

  • Incidents and accidents recording

    The methods to report and record incidents and accidents in the workplace.

  • Pollution prevention

    The processes used to prevent pollution: precautions to pollution of the environment, procedures to counter pollution and associated equipment, and possible measures to protect the environment.

Skills

  • Follow up complaint reports

    Follow up complaints or accident reports in order to take adequate measures to solve problems. Contact the relevant authorities or internal staff to provide solutions in various situations.

  • Conduct environmental surveys

    Conduct surveys in order to collect information for analysis and management of environmental risks within an organisation or in a wider context.

  • Perform inspection analysis

    Investigate and report on inspection procedures, techniques, equipment and materials.

  • Analyse business processes

    Study the contribution of the work processes to the business goals and monitor their efficiency and productivity.

  • Identify hazards in the workplace

    Perform safety audits and inspections on workplaces and workplace equipment. Ensure that they meet safety regulations and identify hazards and risks.

  • Enforce sanitation procedures

    Ensure standards of sanitation and cleanliness essential to effective control of fungi and other parasites under intensive culture conditions. Obtain uncontaminated fish and eggs by strict sanitary procedures and avoidance of carrier fish. Supervise the isolation and identification of the agent with specific immune antiserum.

  • Collect samples for analysis

    Collect samples of materials or products for laboratory analysis.

  • Undertake inspections

    Undertake safety inspections in areas of concern to identify and report potential hazards or security breaches; take measures to maximise safety standards.

  • Write work-related reports

    Compose work-related reports that support effective relationship management and a high standard of documentation and record keeping. Write and present results and conclusions in a clear and intelligible way so they are comprehensible to a non-expert audience.

  • Monitor work site

    Regularly ensure that working conditions on site meet health and safety requirements; ensure that the proposed work will not pose a threat to the physical integrity of others.

  • Communicate health and safety measures

    Ensure that current standards are understood and applied. Keep a record of injuries. Provide advice, instructions, etc.

  • Ensure compliance with legal requirements

    Guarantee compliance with established and applicable standards and legal requirements such as specifications, policies, standards or law for the goal that organisations aspire to achieve in their efforts.

Optional knowledge and skills

perform food safety checks gather data horticulture principles food safety principles collect weather-related data agricultural raw materials, seeds and animal feed products quality criteria for storage facilities european pesticide legislation check payment develop agricultural production plans analyse environmental data assess environmental impact inspect animal welfare management keep task records present evidence provide advice to farmers advise on soil and water protection inspect machinery cost management manage farm supplies manage maintenance operations conduct field work agricultural equipment animal welfare provide livestock advice and guidance budgetary principles monitor crops agricultural chemicals

Common job titles

  • Agriculture inspector 1
  • Agricultural inspector/biologist trainee
  • Deputy fire marshal 1
  • Agriculture inspector ii
  • Air quality inspector i/ii
  • Agricultural/weights and measures inspector i
  • Agricultural inspector/ biologist i/ii
  • Food inspector
  • Agricultural assistant - commodity inspector- almonds/olives
  • Agric consultant