Position Classification Title: Ag Commodity Grader,Sr
Position Classification Code: U4032
Job Family: NMDA
Pay Level: 08
Exempt Status: Non-exempt
This description is intended to describe the general nature of the work being performed. It is not intended to be a complete list of specific duties of any particular position. Duties, responsibilities and bargaining unit eligibility may vary based on the specific tasks assigned to the position.
Purpose of Classification:
Serves as a commodity grader, grading and inspecting an extensive commodity at various terminal market sites, such as, warehouses, railroad sidings, package plants, and similar facilities. The grader is responsible for the examination and evaluation to determine their official U.S. grade and acceptability in terms of quality and condition in accordance with official standards and related regulations.
Standard Duties:
Selects representative samples from product lots in accordance with prescribed sampling procedures and plans; Inspects the products to determine quality, condition, and/or compliance to stated contract specifications; Prepares inspection reports based on results of examination of product. This is done through application of official grade standards or contract specifications to determine product's grade and/or condition. Directly issues the certificate. When necessary, explains determinations to appropriate industry employees.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge of the quality characteristics and grading standards for products in a commodity group.
Skill in applying grading principles, procedures, and regulations to identify, describe, and evaluate relevant quality characteristics such as color, taste, smell, physical shape, or type and origin of defect, and to compare the product characteristics with the standard. Graders also apply various manual skills in handling, testing, or evaluating products.
develop and maintain effective working relationships; maintain accurate and orderly records; use independent judgment and initiative; organize and direct activities.
Minimum Qualifications:
   Education- High School diploma or GED certificate.
   Experience- Five (5) years of experience directly related to the standard duties as outlined.
   Equivalency- Completion of a post-secondary degree or certificate may substitute for years of experience.
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