Cargo Inspector (Agricultural Commodities)

Commodity Inspections
Ireland and Bristol

Control Union has an excellent new opportunity to be part of a growing team as cargo inspector (agricultural products).The successful candidate will be primarily responsible to provide independent assessment of the quantity and quality of agricultural products as grains and vegetable oils.


  • Oversees loading, unloading of cargo from ships and other forms of transit
  • Perform sampling of cargo for quality analysis, as per applicable protocols
  • Recording and reporting results of the measurement activities to determine accurate load/ discharge quantities.
  • Ensure all operations are covered in an efficient manner
  • Communicating and coordinating with colleagues, clients and third parties regarding operations

Skills and Qualifications 

  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Effective interpersonal, teamworking and time management skills
  • Be computer literate in use of Microsoft packages
  • Being able to plan efficiently and also change plans on a short notice
  • Degree in a food or agricultural discipline or as a minimum have successfully completed a higher education course in a related discipline
  • Ability to travel extensively
  • Be able to perform often physically demanding outdoor work
  • Knowledgeable of the following standards and protocols:
  • FGIS Protocols / GAFTA Protocols – Grain Grading practices
  • FOSFA protocols
  • International standards for sampling / inspection of bulk cargoes


Minimum of 5 years’ experience in the field of agricultural/biomass cargo surveying or related industry or alternatively shipping or a relevant science qualification and keen to learn.

About us

Control Union is a leading global organization providing inspections, certifications and testing. Control Union operates across several sectors, from food, energy, forestry to
consumer products.
With a presence in more than 70 countries, Control Union is uniquely placed to manage challenges with today's global marketplace.

How to apply

Please provide a CV, Covering Letter (outlining your suitability for the role) to .
All candidates will be required to confirm eligibility to work in the UK before starting employment









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