Orientation and Training for Newly Hired Technicians

Welcome to the Federal Grain Inspection Service, a program of USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service.  FGIS provides a critical service to American agriculture and the world, inspecting and weighing grains and commodities.  In these unprecedented times, FGIS will be calling on you to assist in accomplishing our mission.    

Your onboarding will include instructional materials along with On-The-Job Training.  Below is a listing of online training materials we have compiled. You will study materials tailored to your duties.  Additional materials, including PowerPoint presentations and Word documents which include narration and pertinent instructions will be assigned.  Please begin your onboarding process by reviewing these materials.  This training will help you be ready when you arrive at your assigned location.  This format facilitates social distancing and lessens the need to hold classroom style sessions for orientation. 

On-The-Job Training will take place when you arrive at your assigned location.  Seasoned staff will provide you with OJT for specific tasks, with social distancing measures in mind.  

New Hire Training Materials


General Orientation:





Technician Functions: