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