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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

Receptionist

Job Summary

This position is generally responsible for customer support and other administrative related duties.

Essential Qualifications

  1. Current knowledge of applicable software pertaining to their responsibilities.
  2. Able to work independently with minimum supervision.
  3. Must be accurate and detail oriented.
  4. Computer and data entry skills including Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook.
  5. Knowledge of and ability to operate the company phone system.
  6. Ability to react to change productively and handle other essential tasks as assigned.
  7. Ability to deal with emotional customers and employees in person and by phone. Ability to resolve complaints.
  8. Frequently lift or move 20 pounds and occasionally lift or move 50 pounds.
  9. Ability to operate the coping and fax equipment at their office.
  10. Work closely with coworkers on projects.

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

  1. Responsible for front receptionist desk and ensuring that all customers and guests are promptly greeted and assisted at the administrative office.
  2. Responsible for taking telephone calls (until 5:15 pm.), ascertaining the nature of the call, screening and routing the calls in  a prompt and professional manner.
  3. Responsible for processing customer payments, preparing deposits and balancing cash drawer.
  4. Responsible for filing safety training and driver information in appropriate files.
  5. Responsible for morning mail retrieval, sorting and distribution
  6. Responsible for processing mail in the afternoon.
  7. Undertake special projects as directed.

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.



Receptionist

Grain Operations Manager

Job Summary

Directs all operations, maintenance, cleanliness, and product quality control for grain elevator along with sales of feed, petroleum and assist Agronomy Manager with seed and anhydrous Ammonia sales. Supervises all full and part time employees to accomplish these responsibilities.  Responsible to weigh all incoming and outgoing grain trucks, make grain settlements with customers. 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.  Completes special projects as assigned by area manager.   

Essential Qualifications

  1. Operational knowledge of the properties of corn, wheat, beans, milo, and sunflowers.
  2. Operational knowledge of Point of Sale and Point of Scale software.
  3. Must be accurate and detail oriented.
  4. Ability to react to change productively and handle other essential tasks as assigned.
  5. Operational knowledge of all machinery in elevator. Ability to make minor repairs and conduct scheduled maintenance on all equipment.
  6. Good working knowledge of the properties of corn, wheat, beans, milo, and sunflowers.
  7. Good working knowledge of seed,  feed, petroleum and ammonia.
  8. Computer and data entry skills.
  9. Ability to react to change productively and handle other essential tasks as assigned.
  10. Be able to obtain and retain a class 7B grain fumigation license.
  11. Obtain and retain a class A CDL with Haz Mat endorsement
  12. Strive to exceed customer expectations at each transaction.
  13. Ability to read, interpret, and apply common scientific, technical, and legal journals.
  14. Ability to respond cordially to inquiries or complaints of customers, co-workers, or regulatory agencies.
  15. Ability to write and log information, produce reports, and verbally communicate information to location manager.

Personal Protective equipment

Eye protection is required in restricted areas.

Required Education and/or Experience

A bachelor’s degree in a related agricultural field or five years of experience in the grain business.

Job Requirements

  1. Perform bookkeeping functions for grain transactions. This includes input of grain tickets into Point of Scale system, reconciliation of grain accounts, grain transfers, writing grain contracts, writing grain settlement checks, and filing grain settlement paperwork.
  2. Run the scale, probe grain trucks, test the grain,  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. input necessary information into Point of Scale system.
  3. Perform Ag-trax accounting.
  4. Enter invoices, produce billings, set up new accounts in an efficient and accurate manner.
  5. Prepare sales invoice in the system for products and service sold.
  6. Maintain a positive attitude that promotes team work within the cooperative and a favorable image of the cooperative.
  7. 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.
  8. Attend product, merchandising, and cooperative meetings and work to improve personal skills and knowledge.
  9. Receive and ship grain in the most efficient manner possible using available staff.
  10. Maintain the grain in the elevator to the highest standard of quality possible. Improve and adjust procedures to accomplish this goal.
  11. Blend all grains as necessary when shipping out to achieve maximum grade and price for the cooperative and our customers.
  12. Provide grain drying services (if available) by grading and testing grain before and after grain drying operation and reporting grades to office so that accurate service charges may be calculated.
  13. 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.
  14. Maintain all grain handling equipment in the highest possible operating condition. This includes all rolling stock as well as stationary equipment. Will work with area manager to schedule and budget all major repairs and upgrades to the facility.
  15. Grow your customer base by enhancing the profitability of your customers and ensuring no product problems result from services provided in your territory.
  16. Supervise all full and part time employees. Train all employees under your supervision in the operation of elevator. Advise the area manager on discipline and performance issues and performance appraisals for employees under your supervision.
  17. Maintain a positive attitude that promotes team work within the cooperative and a favorable image of the cooperative.
  18. Bill accurately and clearly communicate details of delivery.
  19. 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.
  20. Maintain inventory. Transfer inventory in and out based on the situation.

Working Conditions

Job involves work inside a climate-controlled office atmosphere and outside in hot and cold weather. Job involves much lifting, stooping, standing, and climbing on ladders.

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.



Grain Operations Manager

Field Marketer

Job Summary

Responsible for providing consulting services to producers in the areas of crop protection, crop nutrients, soil testing, seed, feed, grain contracting and petroleum products. This position will provide products options supplied by Mid Kansas Coop to fulfill the recommendations provided by their consulting service. This position will perform their job responsibilities in a manner to increase the cooperative’s market share and profit; improving the cooperative’s efficiency; providing above average customer service; and helping achieve the cooperative’s mission statement and goals.

Essential Qualifications

  1. Ability and willingness to sell services to customers,
  2. Good working knowledge of the crop protection and crop nutrient products offered by Mid Kansas Coop.
  3. Good working knowledge of seed, feed, and petroleum products.
  4. Good general knowledge of grain contracting products and procedures.
  5. Ability to conduct a soil test and interpret the results.
  6. Ability to effectively communicate in person to groups of people or to individuals, along  with strong written communication skills.
  7. Ability to plan and coordinate meetings and events.
  8. Organization and Analytical skills.
  9. Commercial Driver’s License (A) with Hazardous Materials and Tanker endorsements.
  10. Able to work independently with minimum supervision.
  11. Computer and data entry skills.
  12. Ability to react to change productively and handle other essential tasks as assigned.
  13. Ability to handle emotional customers and resolve complaints.
  14. Frequently lift or move 50 pounds and occasionally lift or move 100 pounds.
  15. Completes special projects as assigned by the Sales and Marketing Manager. 

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 bachelor’s degree from a four year university or college or four years experience in agronomy or a related agricultural field.

Job Requirements

  1. Increase our market share of crop nutrients products, crop protection products, and spraying services in assigned territory.
  2. Conduct soil tests for producers when appropriate for the producer or requested by the producer.
  3. Assist TMA by communicating grain contract information to producers in assigned territory and attempting to get commitments.
  4. Assist the petroleum department with sales of RFD and other petroleum products.
  5. Increase our market share of seed products to the producers in assigned territory.
  6. Promote feed products offered by Mid Kansas Coop.
  7. Assist in the planning of sales goals and a marketing plan. 
  8. Provide our customers with crop scouting and weed and insect identification services.
  9. Improve knowledge of all products and resources available and their prices to make proper recommendations.
  10. Implement Best Management Practices whenever consulting with the customers.
  11. Maintain delivery schedules to customers in a manner which increases customer satisfaction.
  12. Grow your customer base by enhancing the profitability of your customers and ensuring no product problems result from the services provided in your territory.
  13. Maintain knowledge of government regulations that affect your position.
  14. Maintain a positive attitude that promoted team work and a favorable image of Mid Kansas Coop.
  15. Work directly with Location Managers and Agronomy Operations Managers assigned to your locations.
  16. Invoice all product deliveries promptly and accurately ensuring all sales tickets and cash receipts are turned in to the office daily and the customer gets a receipt.
  17. Complete all reports required by your manager in a timely manner.
  18. 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.  
  19. Follow and support the safety policies of Mid Kansas Coop.
  20. Follow maintenance procedures for any company equipment you are using.
  21. Attend all product updates and service training classes assigned by your manager.
  22. Obtain the State and National CCA certification and maintain the necessary annual hours of training in order to keep it valid.
  23. 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.



Field Marketer

Certified Sprayer and Spreader Operator

Job Summary

Responsible to deliver and distribute agronomy products with company spraying, spreading and tendering equipment in a professional and safe 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 certified sprayer and spreader operator 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 spray rigs and tender trucks located at assigned location        and knowledge of applicable OSHA, State, EPA, and DOT regulations.
  2. Current operational knowledge of the equipment in the chemical and fertilizer plant. 
  3. Good working knowledge of MSDS information on chemicals and fertilizer being handled.
  4. Good working knowledge of seeds, chemicals, and fertilizer products.
  5. Commercial Driver’s License (A) with Hazardous Materials and Tanker endorsements.
  6. Custom Applicator’s License.
  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 deal with emotional customers and help 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 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. Perform spraying, spreading and tendering duties properly and in accordance with (job orders) delivery tickets.
  2. Operate and maintain spraying, spreading and tendering equipment properly and in accordance with manufacture’s maintenance manuals and operator manuals. Report need for maintenance work or replacement of equipment to Agronomy Operations Manager when necessary.
  3. Mix fertilizer and chemicals properly in accordance with quality standards.
  4. Report inventory needs to Agronomy Operations Manager immediately.
  5. Invoice all product deliveries promptly and accurately, ensuring all tickets are turned in to the office accurately on a daily basis, ensure all cash receipts are turned in daily to office, and present a copy of the transaction to each customer.
  6. Fill out application records completely and accurately, submit application records to your supervisor daily, and inform your supervisor of discrepancies in your reports as soon as you are aware of them.
  7. Inform Agronomy Operations Manager of any new business opportunities.
  8. 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 Agronomy Operations Manager.
  9. Ensure customers are informed of safe product handling procedures.
  10. Actively work to increase personal knowledge and skills.
  11. Attend product, merchandising, and training meetings as requested.
  12. Maintain a certified applicators license.
  13. Maintain fertilizer plant, equipment, and warehouse as assigned.
  14. Ensure facilities and equipment meet federal, state, and OSHA regulations. Report any unsafe working conditions to Agronomy Operations Manager.
  15. Work directly with Field Marketers on any location that you are helping custom apply products.
  16. Maintain a clean and professional appearance for yourself and your equipment.
  17. Complete special projects assigned by your supervisor.

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.



Certified Sprayer and Spreader Operator

Location Manager

Job Summary

Directs all operations, maintenance, cleanliness, and product quality control for grain elevator along with sales of seed and feed. Supervises all full and part time employees to accomplish these responsibilities. Assists the customers with fertilizer and chemical inquiries, orders, and complaints. Completes special projects as assigned by area manager.   

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 seed, feed, chemical and fertilizer 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. Obtain and retain a class A CDL with Haz Mat endorsement
  11. Strive to exceed customer expectations at each transaction.
  12. Ability to read, interpret, and apply common scientific, technical, and legal journals.
  13. Ability to respond cordially to inquiries or complaints of customers, co-workers, or regulatory agencies.
  14. Ability to write and log information, produce reports, and verbally communicate information to area 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 bachelor’s degree in agronomy or a related agricultural field or five years of experience in the grain business and the agronomy 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. Improve and adjust procedures to accomplish this goal.
  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 (if available) 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 area manager to schedule and budget all major repairs and upgrades to the facility.
  8. Make agronomic recommendations to customers using best practices decisions for the grower and to ensure effective delivery of agronomy services to customers.
  9. Grow your customer base by enhancing the profitability of your customers and ensuring no product problems result from services provided in your territory.
  10. Maintain NH3 equipment in good condition and supply to customers upon request.
  11. Supervise all full and part time employees. Train all employees under your supervision in the operation of elevator and the procedures for handling NH3 and any other chemicals and equipment at the site. Advise the area manager on discipline and performance issues and performance appraisals for employees under your supervision.
  12. Maintain a positive attitude that promotes team work within the cooperative and a favorable image of the cooperative.
  13. 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 area manager.
  14. Attend product, merchandising, and cooperative meetings and work to improve personal skills and knowledge. Desire to learn better and more efficient techniques to improve your performance and company profitability.
  15. Bill accurately and clearly communicate details of delivery.
  16. 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.
  17. Maintain inventory. Transfer inventory in and out based on the situation.

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 may also be 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 Manager

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

Tender Truck Driver

Job Summary

Responsible to drive a tender truck and deliver chemical and fertilizer supplies to the certified spray and spreader operators in the field. They will load chemical and fertilizer products in the tender truck, in customer vehicles, and in shuttles. In addition, they will perform maintenance on the tender trucks and on equipment in the chemical and fertilizer plant. They will also clean up the plant and keep their vehicle clean. If qualified, they will serve as back up drivers to the certified spray and spreader operators. 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 tender 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 tender trucks located at assigned location and knowledge of applicable OSHA, State, EPA, and DOT regulations.
  2. Current operational knowledge of the equipment in the chemical and fertilizer plant.
  3. Good working knowledge of MSDS information on the chemicals and fertilizer being handled.
  4. Good working knowledge of seeds, chemicals, and fertilizer products.
  5. Commercial Driver’s License (A) with Hazardous Materials and Tanker endorsements.
  6. Custom Applicator’s License if providing back up to certified spray and spreader operators..
  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 deal with emotional customers and help 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 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. Perform tendering duties properly and in accordance with (job orders) delivery tickets.
  2. Operate and maintain tendering equipment properly and in accordance with manufacture’s maintenance manuals and operator manuals. Report need for maintenance work or replacement of equipment to Agronomy Operations Manager when necessary.
  3. Mix fertilizer and chemicals properly in accordance with quality standards.
  4. Report inventory needs to supervisor immediately.
  5. Back up the certified spray and spreader operator (if qualified) by performing spraying and spreading duties properly and in accordance with (job orders) delivery tickets.
  6. If operating as a backup certified spray and spreader operator, invoice all product deliveries promptly and accurately, ensuring all tickets are turned in to the office accurately on a daily basis, ensure all cash receipts are turned in daily to office, and present a copy of the transaction to each customer.
  7. If operating as a back up certified spray and spreader operator, fill out application records completely and accurately, submit application records to your supervisor daily, and inform your supervisor of discrepancies in your reports as soon as you are aware of them.
  8. Inform Agronomy Operations Manager of any new business opportunities
  9. 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 supervisor.
  10. Ensure customers are informed of safe product handling.
  11. Actively work to increase personal knowledge and skills.
  12. Attend product, merchandising, and training meetings as requested.
  13. Maintain a certified applicator’s license if operating as a backup certified spray and spreader operator.
  14. Maintain equipment in chemical and fertilizer plant and warehouse as assigned by Agronomy Operations Manager.
  15. Ensure facilities and equipment meet federal, state, and OSHA regulations. Report any unsafe working conditions to Agronomy Operations Manager.
  16. Work directly with Field Marketers on any location that you are assisting with agronomy services.
  17. Maintain a clean and professional appearance for yourself and your equipment.
  18. Complete special projects assigned by Agronomy 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.



Tender Truck Driver

Manager of Applications Development

Job Summary

The Manager of Applications Development will lead all software development and implementation projects at Mid Kansas Cooperative.   The Manager will be responsible for a wide variety of tasks and interactions including selecting and managing external software vendors, interactions with senior leadership, business requirements analysis, project management, testing and quality assurance

Essential Qualifications

  • Minimum of five years’ experience in IT project management
  • Minimum of five years’ experience in business systems analysis (can be concurrent with PM experience)
  • Minimum of three years’ experience with data analysis, architecture and design
  • Minimum of two years’ experience managing external vendors
  • Excellent oral presentation skills
  • Excellent written communications skills
  • Excellent meeting facilitation skills
  • Ability to engage effectively at the C-suite level
  • ·         Reasonable knowledge of current hardware and software technologies and uses

Personal Protective equipment

  1. Safety glasses, hard hats, and steel toed boots where required.
  2. Wrist bar if necessary.

Required Education and/or Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) certification
  • MS Project skills
  • Experience with leading business intelligence tools
  • Experience with Microsoft Great Plains in particular and/or ERP systems in general
  • Experience with Microsoft Dynamics in particular and/or CRM systems in general
  • Quality assurance and testing experience

Job Requirements

  • Systems & Data Analysis
    • Engaging with business unit executive leadership to identify opportunities to advance the business using software
    • Development of project profiles and business cases to be presented to the IT Steering Committee for prioritization and approval
    • Engage with business unit leaders to identify metrics, analytics and reports to provide insights internally and to customers
    • Development of functional requirements and UI prototypes for approved projects
    • Document process flows and recommend non-IT improvements as well as software driven changes
    • Creating systems specifications from requirements
    • Identification and selection of candidate software development firms and software technologies
  • Project Management
    • Overall planning, management and completion of I.T. application projects on a wide variety of business divisions and programs.
    • Assigning, scheduling, reviewing, and monitoring projects to ensure progress is within expected guidelines and is completed on time, and within budget. Mentors and provides expertise to other project team members.
    • Defining the responsibilities of involved individuals in the project including: customers, management, the project team, vendors and others affected by the project.
    • Removing roadblocks
    • Ensuring resources are being allocated as required
    • Communicating status to stakeholders
    • Managing the software development team on a day-to-day basis
  • Quality Assurance
    • Developing test plans for rollouts of new software and enhancements including new reports and analytics
    • Ensuring completion of test plan steps prior to rollout.  This may involve performing some of them personally or using other company and vendor resources.

Working Conditions

Job involves inside office work, limited outside work possibly around grain elevators.  Travel requirements will be minimal. This position may require day trips to MKC locations during application rollouts.

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.



Manager of Applications Development

Certified Sprayer and Spreader Operator

Job Summary

Responsible to deliver and distribute agronomy products with company spraying, spreading and tendering equipment in a professional and safe 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 certified sprayer and spreader operator 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 spray rigs and tender trucks located at assigned location        and knowledge of applicable OSHA, State, EPA, and DOT regulations.
  2. Current operational knowledge of the equipment in the chemical and fertilizer plant. 
  3. Good working knowledge of MSDS information on chemicals and fertilizer being handled.
  4. Good working knowledge of seeds, chemicals, and fertilizer products.
  5. Commercial Driver’s License (A) with Hazardous Materials and Tanker endorsements.
  6. Custom Applicator’s License.
  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 deal with emotional customers and help 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 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. Perform spraying, spreading and tendering duties properly and in accordance with (job orders) delivery tickets.
  2. Operate and maintain spraying, spreading and tendering equipment properly and in accordance with manufacture’s maintenance manuals and operator manuals. Report need for maintenance work or replacement of equipment to Agronomy Operations Manager when necessary.
  3. Mix fertilizer and chemicals properly in accordance with quality standards.
  4. Report inventory needs to Agronomy Operations Manager immediately.
  5. Invoice all product deliveries promptly and accurately, ensuring all tickets are turned in to the office accurately on a daily basis, ensure all cash receipts are turned in daily to office, and present a copy of the transaction to each customer.
  6. Fill out application records completely and accurately, submit application records to your supervisor daily, and inform your supervisor of discrepancies in your reports as soon as you are aware of them.
  7. Inform Agronomy Operations Manager of any new business opportunities.
  8. 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 Agronomy Operations Manager.
  9. Ensure customers are informed of safe product handling procedures.
  10. Actively work to increase personal knowledge and skills.
  11. Attend product, merchandising, and training meetings as requested.
  12. Maintain a certified applicators license.
  13. Maintain fertilizer plant, equipment, and warehouse as assigned.
  14. Ensure facilities and equipment meet federal, state, and OSHA regulations. Report any unsafe working conditions to Agronomy Operations Manager.
  15. Work directly with Field Marketers on any location that you are helping custom apply products.
  16. Maintain a clean and professional appearance for yourself and your equipment.
  17. Complete special projects assigned by your supervisor.

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.



Certified Sprayer and Spreader Operator

TitleDate PostedLocationApply Online
Receptionist06/17/15Manhattan
Grain Operations Manager09/02/15Groveland
Field Marketer09/04/15Bennington
Certified Sprayer and Spreader Operator07/23/15Bennington
Location Manager07/29/15Bennington
Location Service Specialist08/26/15Rice County
Tender Truck Driver07/27/15Haven
Manager of Applications Development06/30/15Moundridge
Certified Sprayer and Spreader Operator08/17/15Alta Vista

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

MKC's 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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