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S.C. Department of Agriculture hiring peanut inspectors

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The South Carolina Department of Agriculture is looking for inspectors to give peanuts a thorough examination.

According to the job description listed online, inspectors are expected to grade "Farmer Stock Peanuts according to USDA  Standards for size, damage, foreign material and quality".

Inspectors also will operate a variety of peanut grading equipment to sort, shell, and size the peanuts.

The department posted to its Facebook page 100 temporary openings were available in 11 cities across the state, and salaries begin at $9.55 per hour.

Those interested in applying must have a high school diploma or GED, need to work well in teams, have reliable transportation to and from work, and must be available from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday with the potential for weekend work during peak season.

Applicants also need to operate a computer accurately and efficiently and face initial drug screening and are subject to further periodic tests.

Those who are accepted will be sitting or standing for long periods of time, will work in hot temperatures, work in dusty conditions, and will have to lift up to 50 pounds.

Paid training will be provided, and assignments will last from early September through early December.

Assignments will be located in Alcolu, Bowman, Cameron, Dalzell, Darlington, Fairfax, Hartsville, Hemingway, Kingstree, Mullins, and Nichols.

Interested applicants can apply online here.

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