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Exploring a career at MKC

As one of the leading agricultural companies in central Kansas, we believe employees play an important role in the growth and success of the cooperative. If you are seeking a challenging role in a fast-paced and aggressive organization, check out the job opening(s) below to search for an opportunity that matches your qualifications. MKC is an equal opportunity employer

Elevator Superintendent

Job Summary

Directs all operations, maintenance, and cleanliness of elevator; control of grain quality; and sales of petroleum, seed, and feed. Supervises all full and part time elevator employees. Will assist the agronomy department with fertilizer orders, when necessary.   This employee will perform their responsibilities in a manner that will optimize the cooperative’s efficiency, help achieve the cooperative’s mission and goals, and result in outstanding customer service. This employee will maintain a positive attitude that promotes team work within the entire cooperative and a favorable image of the cooperative.   

Essential Qualifications

  1. Proven management skills.
  2. Current operational knowledge of all machinery in elevator. Ability to make minor repairs and conduct scheduled maintenance on all equipment.
  3. Good working knowledge of the properties of corn, wheat, beans, milo, and sunflowers.
  4. Good working knowledge of  petroleum, feed, and seed products.
  5. Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
  6. Computer and data entry skills.
  7. Ability to react to change productively and handle other essential tasks as assigned.
  8. Frequently lift or move 50 pounds and occasionally lift or move 100 pounds.
  9. Be able to obtain and retain a class 7B grain fumigation license.
  10. Strive to exceed customer expectations at each transaction.
  11. Ability to read , analyze, interpret, and apply common scientific, technical, and legal journals.
  12. Ability to respond cordially to inquiries or complaints of customers, co-workers, or regulatory agencies.
  13. Ability to write and log information, write reports, and verbally communicate information to location manager.
 

Personal Protective equipment

Eye protection is required in restricted areas. Appropriate personal protective equipment (i.e. goggles, gloves, long sleeve shirt, and/or face mask) required when handling chemicals.

Required Education and/or Experience

A high school degree or GED; four years of experience in grain business.

Job Requirements

  1. Receive and ship grain in the most efficient manner possible using available staff.
  2. Maintain the grain in the elevator to the highest standard of quality possible. Fumigate grain if necessary following company safety guidelines
  3. Blend all grains as necessary when shipping out to achieve maximum grade and price for the cooperative and our customers.
  4. Provide grain drying services by grading and testing grain before and after grain drying operation and reporting grades to office so that accurate service charges may be calculated.
  5. Sample and place an inspection grade on all incoming and outgoing grain shipments as a basis for accurate pricing, report grades to office so that accurate service charges can be calculated. Report quality by grade and quantity of grain going into storage to the office.
  6. Observe OSHA, state, and federal safety regulations; maintain equipment and facilities regularly; and follow housekeeping standards keeping facilities neat and clean. Conduct monthly safety training classes with your staff.
  7. Maintain all grain handling equipment in the highest possible operating condition. This includes all rolling stock as well as stationary equipment. Will work with location manager to schedule and budget all major repairs and upgrades to the facility.
  8. Supervise all full and part time employees. Advise the location manager on discipline and performance issues and performance appraisals for employees under this position’s supervision.
  9. Manage sales of seed, feed, and petroleum products.
  10. Maintain a positive attitude that promotes team work within the cooperative and a favorable image of the cooperative.
  11. Greet customers promptly and courteously with a friendly smile and a hello, thank them for their business, promptly and courteously answer the phone, assist customers with loading and unloading, work with customers to resolve problems and report complaints to your manager.
  12. Attend product, merchandising, and cooperative meetings and work to improve personal skills and knowledge. Desire to learn better and more efficient techniques to improve their performance and company profitability.
  13. Bill accurately and clearly communicating details of delivery.
  14. Enforce the cooperative credit policy by making credit terms known to customers, not charging to customers on COD, not extending credit to customers without approval of credit manager, and not authorizing customers to exceed their credit limit.

Working Conditions

Job involves work in dusty, windy, hot, humid, cold, or wet conditions; work around moving mechanical parts; high precarious situations; tight hard to access spaces; fumes or airborne particles; and moderate short term noise exposure. The job requires much stooping, standing, and climbing on ladders. Extensive scooping with a shovel and sweeping with a broom are also required.

This job description does not list all the duties of the job. You may be asked to perform other duties. Management has the right to revise this job description at any time. The job description is not a contract for employment, and either you or the employer may terminate employment at any time, for any reason.



Elevator Superintendent

Location Service Specialist

Job Summary

Responsible to travel to assigned location daily and assist the elevator operator and elevator superintendent with grain handling duties in the elevator; perform cleaning and maintenance duties in the elevator, in buildings, and on the grounds; dump and load grain trucks, load feed, load fertilizer, and assist with the seed cleaning. Drive a floater or tender truck for Agronomy Department when requested. Perform duties in a manner that will optimize the cooperative’s efficiency, help achieve the cooperative’s mission and goals, and result in outstanding customer service. This employee will maintain a positive attitude that promotes team work within the entire cooperative and a favorable image of the cooperative. 

Essential Qualifications

  1. Current operational knowledge of all machinery in elevator. Ability to operate the elevator safely, make minor repairs, and conduct scheduled maintenance on all equipment.
  2. Good working knowledge of fertilizer and seed.
  3. Good working knowledge of the properties of corn, wheat, beans, milo, and sunflowers.
  4. Ability to operate a seed cleaning machine.
  5. Ability to operate a bobcat and a forklift.
  6. Ability to utilize Ag Trax accounting system and Microsoft Office.
  7. CDL with hazardous materials endorsement
  8. Ability to react to change productively and handle other essential tasks as assigned.
  9. Frequently lift or move 50 pounds and occasionally lift or move 100 pounds.

Personal Protective equipment

Eye protection is required in restricted areas. Appropriate personal protective equipment (i.e. goggles, gloves, long sleeve shirt, and/or face mask) required when handling chemicals.

Required Education and/or Experience

A high school degree or GED.

Job Requirements

  1. Handle incoming grain by unloading trucks. If necessary, weigh and test the grain, and transfer the grain to the correct bin utilizing the available storage space as efficiently a possible. Load out grain to either trucks or rail cars.
  2. Unload feed from supply truck and load into warehouse. Load feed into customer vehicles as directed by location manager or elevator superintendent.
  3. Load fertilizer into customer vehicles as directed by the location manager or the elevator superintendent.
  4. Assist with the operation of the dryer and the seed cleaner.
  5. Drive tender truck or floater for Agronomy Department when assigned.
  6. Apply fertilizer or chemical accurately, safely, and timely on the field assigned.
  7. Complete paperwork assigned while operating the floater.
  8. Observe OSHA, DOT, state, and federal safety regulations; maintain equipment and facilities regularly; and follow housekeeping standards keeping facilities neat and clean.
  9. Maintain a positive attitude that promotes team work within the cooperative and a favorable image of the cooperative.
  10. Greet customers promptly and courteously with a friendly smile and a hello, thank them for their business, promptly and courteously answer the phone, assist customers with loading and unloading, work with customers to resolve problems and report complaints to the location manager or the elevator superintendent.
  11. Attend product, merchandising, and cooperative meetings and work to improve personal skills and knowledge.

Working Conditions

 Job involves work inside a climate-controlled office atmosphere and outside in hot and cold weather. Job involves much stooping, standing, and climbing on ladders. Extensive scooping with a shovel and sweeping with a broom are also required.

 

This job description does not list all the duties of the job. You may be asked to perform other duties. Management has the right to revise this job description at any time. The job description is not a contract for employment, and either you or the employer may terminate employment at any time, for any reason.



Location Service Specialist

Fuel Truck Driver

Job Summary

Responsible to drive a fuel truck and deliver fuel and oil products to farm and commercial customers. They will perform their responsibilities in a manner that will optimize the cooperative’s market share and savings, improve the cooperative’s efficiency, help achieve the cooperative’s mission and goals, and provide outstanding customer service. The fuel truck driver will maintain a positive attitude that promotes team work within the entire cooperative and a favorable image of the cooperative. 

Essential Qualifications

  1. Current operational knowledge of the fuel trucks located at assigned location and knowledge of applicable OSHA, State, EPA, and DOT regulations.
  2. Current operational knowledge of the equipment in the bulk petroleum plant.
  3. Good working knowledge of MSDS information on the petroleum product being handled.
  4. Commercial Driver’s License (A) with Hazardous Materials and Tanker endorsements.
  5. Able to work independently with minimum supervision.
  6. Computer and data entry skills.
  7. Ability to react to change productively and handle other essential tasks as assigned.
  8. Ability to deal with emotional customers and help resolve complaints.
  9. Frequently lift or move 50 pounds and occasionally lift or move 100 pounds.

Personal Protective equipment

Eye protection is required in restricted areas. Appropriate personal protective equipment (i.e. goggles, gloves, long sleeve shirt, and/or face mask) required when handling petroleum and chemicals.

Required Education and/or Experience

A high school degree or GED and 3 years experience driving a tanker with hazardous materials endorsement.

Job Requirements

  1. Deliver petroleum and oil products to rural and commercial customers in accordance with  (job orders) delivery tickets.
  2. Operate and maintain fuel truck equipment properly and in accordance with manufacture’s maintenance manuals and operator manuals. Report need for maintenance work or replacement of equipment to Petroleum Department Manager when necessary.
  3. Fill fuel truck properly in accordance with quality and safety standards.
  4. Report inventory needs to Operations Manager immediately.
  5. Fill out required DOT paperwork daily and maintain required paperwork in fuel truck.
  6. Inform Petroleum Department Manager of any new business opportunities
  7. Greet customers promptly and courteously with a friendly smile and hello and thank them for their business. Work with your customers to resolve problems and report any possible misapplication problems to your Operations Manager.
  8. Ensure customers are informed of safe product handling.
  9. Actively work to increase personal knowledge and skills.
  10. Attend product, merchandising, and training meetings as requested.
  11. Maintain equipment at bulk petroleum plants and warehouses as assigned by Operations Manager.
  12. Ensure facilities and equipment meet federal, state, and OSHA regulations. Report any unsafe working conditions to Operations Manager.
  13. Maintain a clean and professional appearance for yourself and your equipment.
  14. Complete special projects assigned by Operations Manager.

Working Conditions

Job involves work inside a climate-controlled office atmosphere and outside in hot and cold weather.

This job description does not list all the duties of the job. You may be asked to perform other duties. Management has the right to revise this job description at any time. The job description is not a contract for employment, and either you or the employer may terminate employment at any time, for any reason.



Fuel Truck Driver

Elevator Operator

Job Summary

Responsible to sample and accurately grade all incoming and outgoing grain to assure accurate pricing and to bin and maintain quality of grain while in storage in a manner that  will optimize the cooperative’s efficiency, help achieve the cooperative’s mission and goals, and result in outstanding customer service.  This employee will maintain a positive attitude that promotes team work within the entire cooperative and a favorable image of the cooperative. 

Essential Qualifications

  1. Current operational knowledge of all machinery in elevator. Ability to make minor repairs and conduct scheduled maintenance on all equipment.
  2. Good working knowledge of the properties of corn, wheat, beans, milo, and sunflowers.
  3. Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
  4. Computer and data entry skills.
  5. Ability to react to change productively and handle other essential tasks as assigned.
  6. Frequently lift or move 50 pounds and occasionally lift or move 100 pounds.

Personal Protective equipment

Eye protection is required in restricted areas. Appropriate personal protective equipment (i.e. goggles, gloves, long sleeve shirt, and/or face mask) required when handling chemicals.

Required Education and/or Experience

A high school degree or GED.

Job Requirements

  1. Handle incoming grain by unloading trucks, weighing and testing the grain, and transferring the grain to the correct bin utilizing the available storage space as efficiently a possible. Load out grain to either trucks or rail cars.
  2. Maintain the quality of the grain in the elevator by making periodic inspections of all stored grain, turn the grain as necessary, and make recommendations to the location manager or  elevator superintendent to improve grain handling operation and provide better service and prices for our customers.
  3. Blend all grains as necessary when shipping out to achieve maximum grade and price for the cooperative and it’s customers.
  4. Provide grain drying services by grading and testing grain before and after grain drying operation and reporting grades to office so that accurate service charges may be calculated.
  5. Sample and place an inspection grade on all incoming and outgoing grain shipments as a basis for accurate pricing, report grades to office so that accurate service charges can be calculated, and report quality by grade and quantity of grain going into storage to the office.
  6. Observe OSHA, state, and federal safety regulations; maintain equipment and facilities regularly; and follow housekeeping standards keeping facilities neat and clean.
  7. Maintain a positive attitude that promotes team work within the cooperative and a favorable image of the cooperative.
  8. Greet customers promptly and courteously with a friendly smile and a hello, thank them for their business, promptly and courteously answer the phone, assist customers with loading and unloading, work with customers to resolve problems and report complaints to your manager.
  9. Attend product, merchandising, and cooperative meetings and work to improve personal skills and knowledge.
  10. Bill accurately and clearly communicating details of delivery.
  11. Enforce the cooperative credit policy by making credit terms known to customers, not charging to customers on COD, not extending credit to customers without approval of credit manager, and not authorizing customers to exceed their credit limit.

Working Conditions

Job involves work inside a climate-controlled office atmosphere and outside in hot and cold weather. Job involves much stooping, standing, and climbing on ladders. Extensive scooping with a shovel and sweeping with a broom are also required.

This job description does not list all the duties of the job. You may be asked to perform other duties. Management has the right to revise this job description at any time. The job description is not a contract for employment, and either you or the employer may terminate employment at any time, for any reason.



Elevator Operator

Energy Operations Manager

Job Summary

Responsible for supervising petroleum distribution operations including delivery, warehouse, maintenance on all petroleum delivery and storage equipment, control of product  inventory, and maintaining safety and regulatory compliance issues. This position provides management direction to a staff of delivery drivers and a technician. This position will also be expected to complete special projects as assigned by Petroleum Division Manager. 

Essential Qualifications

  1. Current operational knowledge of all fuel delivery equipment and storage tanks located all petroleum division locations.
  2. Good knowledge of applicable OSHA, EPA, and DOT regulations.
  3. Good working knowledge of the properties and hazards of the petroleum products stored and delivered by the petroleum division.
  4. Planning, Coordinating, Communication, Supervisory, and Training skills.
  5. Organization and Analytical skills.
  6. Commercial Driver’s License (A) with Hazardous Materials and Tanker endorsements.
  7. Able to work independently with minimum supervision.
  8. Computer and data entry skills.
  9. Ability to react to change productively and handle other essential tasks as assigned.
  10. Ability to handle emotional customers and resolve complaints.
  11. Frequently lift or move 50 pounds and occasionally lift or move 100 pounds.

Personal Protective equipment

Eye protection is required in restricted areas. Appropriate clothing and gloves required when handling petroleum and chemicals.

Required Education and/or Experience

A high school degree and 5 years of experience in the petroleum distribution industry is required.

Job Requirements

  1. Oversee operational functions of petroleum department at all locations including: operation of petroleum distribution equipment; training of drivers; quality of deliveries; quality of RFD instillations, operation of warehouse, inventory levels, and resolving of customer complaints in a timely manner.
  2. Coordinate fuel and oil deliveries to all Mid Kansas Coop locations and to customer locations in an efficient manner.
  3. Maintain records of all fuel tanks placed at customer’s location.
  4. Insure all locations are in compliance with all applicable regulatory agencies (DOT, OSHA, EPA) and responsible for compliance training of employees. Maintain all DOT records.
  5. Maintain knowledge of all government regulations that affect the petroleum division.
  6. Supervise the daily activities of the fuel truck drivers and RFD technician including: interviewing applicants, making hiring decisions, conducting training, writing performance appraisals, recommending salary and position changes..
  7. Maintain all petroleum distribution equipment, storage tanks, and buildings in the division.
  8. Purchase all petroleum merchandise with Petroleum Division Manager’s approval.
  9. Manage inventories of fuel and lubricants to maximize profitability.
  10. Prepare and operate within budgets for all areas of responsibility.
  11. Train your new employees on all applicable MKC safety policies, conduct monthly safety meetings, insure your employees comply with MKC safety policies, and maintain safety records.
  12. Serve as back up to fuel truck drivers if needed.
  13. Attend training classes assigned by your manager.
  14. Work with the Certified Energy Specialist’s, Fuel Truck Drivers, and RFD Technician to improve the petroleum sales for your assigned territory.
  15. Assist the Credit Manager to uphold the credit policies of the company.
  16. Follow all company policies and direct your employees to follow all company policies.
  17. Complete special projects assigned by your manager.

Working Conditions

Job involves work inside a climate-controlled office atmosphere and outside in hot and cold weather.

This job description does not list all the duties of the job. You may be asked to perform other duties. Management has the right to revise this job description at any time. The job description is not a contract for employment, and either you or the employer may terminate employment at any time, for any reason.



Energy Operations Manager

Agronomy Billing Specialist

Job Summary

This position is responsible for invoicing, entering purchase orders and billing statements for all agronomy transactions. Additional responsibilities are: filling out work orders, copying maps, taking customer orders, filing, and taking messages for the Agronomy Operations Manager or other agronomy department staff. This position will also assist the Agronomy Operations Manager with report preparation and office documents. This employee will frequently be the first contact for customers calling in to the office or walking into the office. They are expected to conduct their responsibilities in a professional manner that will optimize the cooperative’s market share and savings, improve the cooperative’s efficiency, help achieve the cooperative’s mission and goals, and provide outstanding customer service. This employee will maintain a positive attitude that promotes team work within the entire cooperative and a favorable image of the cooperative. 

Essential Qualifications

  1. Current knowledge of Agtrax software pertaining to agronomy billings.
  2. Knowledge of seeds, chemicals, and fertilizer products.
  3. Able to work independently with minimum supervision.
  4. Must be accurate and detail oriented.
  5. Computer and data entry skills.
  6. Ability to react to change productively and handle other essential tasks as assigned.
  7. Ability to deal with emotional customers and help resolve complaints.
  8. Frequently lift or move 20 pounds and occasionally lift or move 50 pounds. 

Personal Protective equipment

Appropriate personal protective equipment in restrictive areas.

Required Education and/or Experience

A high school degree with two years of college level accounting or equivalent experience.

Job Requirements

Perform Agtrax accounting for all locations assigned including invoicing work orders for custom applications and point of sale invoicing for wet fertilizer, dry fertilizer, and ammonia.
  1. Give out prices for agronomy applications to callers.
  2. Enter invoices, produce billings, set up new accounts, and perform account maintenance for agronomy transactions in an efficient and accurate manner.
  3. Conduct inventory on fertilizer and chemicals for assigned agronomy locations.
  4. Take orders over the phone for agronomy services.
  5. Greet customers promptly and courteously with a friendly smile and answer incoming calls in a professional and courteous tone. Assist walk in customers. Thank all customers for their business.
  6. Dispatch agronomy staff to perform agronomy services when necessary.
  7. Work with agronomy customers to resolve problems and report any problems to Agronomy Operations Manager.
  8. Actively work to increase personal knowledge and skills.
  9. Attend training sessions as directed by Agronomy Operations Manager.
  10. Complete special projects assigned by Agronomy Operations Manager.

Working Conditions

Job involves work inside a climate-controlled office atmosphere.

This job description does not list all the duties of the job. You may be asked to perform other duties. Management has the right to revise this job description at any time. The job description is not a contract for employment, and either you or the employer may terminate employment at any time, for any reason.



Agronomy Billing Specialist

Seed Sales Manager

Job Summary

The main responsibilities for the position are: supervise the seed agronomist and seed logistics coordinator, develop and administer seed marketing programs, provide sales support to our sales agronomists and location managers, conduct grower seed meetings, coordinate seed test plots, research seed industry trends, handle any complaints related to seed issues, ensure seed orders are handled in a timely and accurate manner, act as a primary contact for assigned group of growers for seed questions and seed orders, and increase our market share of seed sales in the assigned territory.

Essential Qualifications

1.Good knowledge of successful sales techniques and experience using these techniques.

2.Ability and willingness to sell services to customers.

3.Good working knowledge of seeds, chemicals, and fertilizer products.

4.Planning, Coordinating, Communication skills.

5.Organization and Analytical skills.

6.Commercial Driverís License (A) with Hazardous Materials and Tanker endorsements.

7.Able to work independently with minimum supervision.

8.Computer and data entry skills.

9.Ability to react to change productively and handle other essential tasks as assigned.

10.Ability to handle emotional customers and resolve complaints.

11.Completes special projects as assigned by the Chief Marketing Officer.

Personal Protective equipment

Eye protection is required in restricted areas. Appropriate clothing required when handling chemicals and hazardous materials.

Required Education and/or Experience

A bachelorís degree in a field of agriculture from a four year university or college and three years of experience in seed or agronomy sales.

Job Requirements

  1. Supervises the seed agronomist and the seed operations coordinator. Supervision activities include: training, writing development discussions, salary administration, promotions, transfers, discipline, termination of employment recommendations. Encourages their staff to work with the field sales staff and location managers to accomplish the annual seed sales goals and to provide excellent customer service.
  2. Work directly with the Chief Marketing Officer, Field Agronomy Sales Manager, and Area Directors on seed sales and marketing programs.
  3. Work directly with Field markets and Location Managers providing sales support, grower seed meetings, seed test plots, replants, and complaints related to seed.
  4. Increase our presence and market share of seed throughout the entire MKC territory by assisting in the planning of seed sales goals, advertising, and marketing plans.
  5. Ensure seed orders are handled in a timely and accurate manner that results in exceeding customer expectations.
  6. Ensure seed deliveries to locations and to customers occur in a manner which exceeds customer expectations and improves company efficiency.
  7. Research seed industry trends and coordinate training on seed traits and seed usage information for Field Marketers and Location Managers.
  8. Act as the primary contact for assigned group of strategic growers for seed questions and seed orders.
  9. Maintain a positive attitude that promotes teamwork and a favorable image of Mid Kansas Coop.
  10. Complete all reports required by your manager on a timely basis.
  11. Enforce the credit policy of Mid Kansas Coop by making credit terms known to customers, not charging to customers on COD, not extending credit to customers not approved by the credit department, not authorizing customer charges that exceed set credit limits, and keeping your personal account current.
  12. Follow and support the safety policies of Mid Kansas Coop.
  13. Follow maintenance procedures for any company equipment you are using.
  14. Obtain the State and National CCA certification and maintain the necessary annual hours of training in order to keep it valid.
  15. Complete special projects assigned by your manager.

Working Conditions

Job involves work inside a climate-controlled office atmosphere and outside in hot and cold weather.

This job description does not list all the duties of the job. You may be asked to perform other instructions or duties. Management has the right to revise this job description at any time. The job description is not a contract for employment, and either you or the employer may terminate employment at any time, for any reason.

This job description does not list all the duties of the job. You may be asked to perform other duties. Management has the right to revise this job description at any time. The job description is not a contract for employment, and either you or the employer may terminate employment at any time, for any reason.



Seed Sales Manager

TitleDate PostedLocationApply Online
Elevator Superintendent04/25/14Canton Rail Terminal
Location Service Specialist05/16/14Marquette
Fuel Truck Driver06/25/14McPherson
Elevator Operator07/08/14Walton
Energy Operations Manager07/10/14McPherson
Agronomy Billing Specialist07/21/14Walton
Seed Sales Manager04/14/14Moundridge

Seasonal

Seasonal positions are available each summer and again during fall harvest. Responsibilities include (but are not limited to) receiving grain, operating grain sampling equipment and data entry. These positions work well with student and retiree schedules. To apply for a position, download an application or apply on-line.

Internships

MKCís internship program has turned into a career for a number of college students. Students who are pursing degrees in ag business, communications, accounting, agronomy, and technology are encouraged to seek an internship with MKC. To apply for an internship, download an application or apply on-line.

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