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Storage and Hygiene Coordinator



Storage and hygiene coordinators implement the scheduling and treatment or fumigation of grain and other products.



What responsibilities will I have?

  • Inspect properties, identify problems, determine treatments and provide estimates of costs for replacement
  • Mix chemicals to specified concentrations and confirm usage on treatment of raw materials
  • Operate generators, compressors, manual and electric pumps to inject or spray liquid and gaseous pesticides and herbicides
  • Fumigate storage spaces, houses or office furnishing and clothing
  • Dust infested areas with appropriate powder or lay baits
  • Apply pesticides or herbicides in the pre-treatment of building sites
  • Carry out simple maintenance practices to prevent pests entering buildings, such as bird-proofing roofs and filling cracks and crevices
  • Maintain equipment in safe, efficient working order
  • Maintain work records of each property inspected, the pest or weed problem, chemicals used and amount of time spent at each location


What education and training is required?

A high school diploma is required, but further education, such as an associates degree or training in pest control is preferred.


To pursue a career as a storage and hygiene coordinator:

The following high school courses are recommended:  agricultural education, biology, mathematics, business courses and computer courses.


Where can I work?

You can work for a grain facility, exporter or other facility where food or food related goods are stored.


Future Job Market / Outlook

The job outlook for a storage and hygiene coordinator will be good over the next five years.


Suggested Professional Organizations and Associations

  • American Industrial Hygiene Association
  • National Pest Management Association
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