LTE – Grain Sampling Technician – 2 positions! in Superior, WI 54880

State of Wisconsin


Who We Are: The Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) works hard to protect and promote Wisconsin’s agricultural industries and consumers. As an agency, we strive to serve the people of Wisconsin assuring: safe, wholesome food; consumer protection and fair business practices; animal and plant health; a clean environment; and strong agriculture and commerce. To successfully attain these goals, we recognize our success hinges on the diverse, well qualified, dedicated staff we employ and retain.
What We’re Looking For: The DATCP’s Division of Trade and Consumer Protection is recruiting to fill two – Grain Sampling Technician Limited Term Employment vacancies. These appointments are expected to work up to 40 hours per week October through the end of December, after that only a very limited number of hours will be available on an occasional basis.
Where We’re Located:These positions are headquartered at the State of Wisconsin Grain Regulation Unit in Superior, WI.

Position Summary

The Grain Sampling Technician is responsible for performance of grain sampling activities of various types of grains moving into privately owned grain elevators as well as grains moving into international trade channels. This position will also prepare samples for grading by grain inspectors, observe scale operation to assure accuracy of weight reported for specific lots of grain, and inspect grain carriers, grain identification and grain flow equipment to assure all grain is accounted for.

Salary Information

Pay will $18.82 per hour

Job Details

Frequent walking and climbing, considerable lifting, pulling and pushing, and standing, bending and stooping in one area are required.
Outdoor work is required 12 months of the year; conditions involve varying levels of dust and noise.
A criminal background check will be performed on the selected applicant prior to an offer of employment.
Applicant must be a resident of Wisconsin (18 years of age or older)
Applicant must posess a valid driver’s license or the ability to provide one’s own transporrtaion for work purposes.
DATCP does not sponsor work visas. Any appointment made will be contingent on the selected applicant being able to provide documentation of eligibility to work in the United States.
Limited term positions are not civil service classified positions, do not have rights to permanent civil service classified positions, and do not lead to permanent status.
This position is Limited Term Employment (LTE) and is limited to 1,039 hours in 26 consecutive pay periods (1 year)


Minimally qualified applicants will have the following:

Mathematical skills commensurate with a high school diploma or equivalent
Experience with reading and writing and effective verbal communication skills

In addition, a highly qualified applicant will have the following:

Experience with computers and data entry skills using Microsoft Excel or similar
Experience with identifying various types of grain
Valid driver’s license and the eligibility to drive a State of Wisconsin Fleet Vehicle*

In order to be authorized to drive a State vehicle the candidate must meet the requirements of the State of Wisconsin Fleet Vehicle Policy, which are:

Must have a valid driver’s license;
Must have a minimum of two years of licensed driving experience;
Must be 18 years of age.

Additionally, your driving record MUST NOT reflect any of the following conditions:

Three or more moving violations and/or at-fault accidents in the past two years;
Operating While Intoxicated (OWI)/Driving Under the Influence (DUI) citation within the past 12 months;
Suspension or revocation of driver’s license.

How To Apply

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Deadline to Apply

Application materials will be accepted until the positions have been filled or through October 31, 2023, whichever comes first.
Application reviews will take place on a weekly basis, with first consideration given to application materials received on or before 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, September 6, 2023.