On the Job
Agricultural Inspectors inspect farm equipment, products, and facilities. They make sure farm-related products and activities are safe and in compliance with government rules and regulations.
Typical Work Tasks
People who work in this career often:
- Maintain operational records.
- Mark agricultural or forestry products for identification.
- Examine animals to detect illness, injury or other problems.
- Inspect products or operations to ensure that standards are met.
- Measure physical characteristics of forestry or agricultural products.
- Package agricultural products for shipment or further processing.
- Advise others on farming or forestry operations, regulations, or equipment.
- Direct activities of agricultural, forestry, or fishery employees.
Typical Working Conditions
- The importance of being accurate or exact.
- Frequent contact with others.
- Dealing with external customers.
- Making decisions that impact co-workers or company results.
- Exposure to contaminants (like gases or odors).
- Working indoors in environmentally controlled conditions.
- Meeting strict deadlines.
- Wearing common protective or safety equipment such as safety shoes, glasses, gloves, hearing protection, hard hats, or life jackets.
- Using your hands to handle, control, or feel objects, tools, or controls.
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