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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

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

Grain Quality Specialist

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. Be able to obtain and retain a class 7B grain fumigation license.
  5. Computer and data entry skills.
  6. Ability to react to change productively and handle other essential tasks as assigned.
  7. 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.



Grain Quality Specialist

Counter and Scale Specialist

Job Summary

This position will wait on customers at the front counter for the sale of store items, answer the phone, weigh and probe trucks, test grain, and enter the information into the point of scale system. This position will have working knowledge of both the point of scale and the point of sale systems. Input of store sales transactions into the point of sale software, balancing the cash drawer daily, balancing the daily deposit, and monitoring the fuel inventory will also be required of this position. This person will frequently be the first contact for customers calling in to the office or walking into the office. They are expected to wait on customers at the front counter and answer the phone, along with any of 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 Point of Sale and Point of Scale software.
  2. Knowledge of seed, feed, and fuel products and store inventory.
  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

  1. Run the scale, probe grain trucks, test the grain, and input necessary information into Point of Scale system.
  2. Input feed and counter sales transactions into the Point of Sale system.
  3. Monitor fuel inventory at card-trol locations and stations and order fuel as necessary.
  4. Balance cash drawer and deposits daily.
  5. Wait on walk in customers promptly and courteously with a friendly smile and answer incoming calls in a professional and courteous tone. Thank all customers for their business.
  6. Work with your customers to resolve problems and report any unresolved issues to your manager.
  7. File grain settlement sheets and other accounting paper work as assigned.
  8. Actively work to increase personal knowledge and skills.
  9. Attend training sessions as directed by your manager.
  10. 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.



Counter and Scale Specialist

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

Agronomy Plant Operator

Job Summary

This individual is responsible for overseeing agronomy shipping, receiving, inventory control, record keeping, of all CN & CP products as well as enforcing the compliance and maintaining documentation required of all Federal, State, Local, and Company policy and procedures.   He or she is responsible for facility equipment maintenance, will provide excellent customer service in a manner that will optimize the cooperative’s efficiency that meets the strategic objectives and mission of MKC.  This position requires the employee to maintain a positive attitude that promotes team work within the entire cooperative and favorable image.   Complete all special projects as assigned by supervisor.

Essential Qualifications

  1. Ability to handle logistics and inventory of incoming and outgoing shipments of agronomy products and services.
  2. Operational knowledge of all equipment associated with Agronomy location handling Dry fertilizer, liquid fertilizer, anhydrous ammonia and crop protection products. 
  3. Knowledge of applicable OSHA, EPA, DOT regulations and MKC Policy & Procedures.
  4. Good working knowledge of seeds, chemicals, and fertilizer products.
  5. Planning, Coordinating and Communication skills.
  6. Organization and Analytical skills.
  7. Commercial Driver’s License (A) with Hazardous Materials and Tanker endorsements.
  8. Able to work independently with minimum supervision.
  9. Computer and data entry skills.
  10. Ability to react to change productively and handle other essential tasks as assigned.
  11. Ability to handle emotional customers and resolve complaints.
  12. Frequently lift or move 50 pounds and occasionally lift or move more than 50 pounds.
  13. Mechanical back ground with welding, cutting, and minor automotive abilities.
  14. 1A Chemical applicator license.

Personal Protective equipment

Eye, ear and head protection is required in restricted areas. Appropriate PPE and clothing required when handling chemicals all of which will be provided.

Required Education and/or Experience

A basic understanding of Crop Protection Products, Crop Nutrient products and the equipment associated with the delivery and storage of them. 

Job Requirements

  1. Oversee operational functions of agronomy department at assigned locations including but not limited to: oversee and loading of spray rigs and tender trucks as well as customer equipment; receiving shipments; maintaining inventory; resolving of customer complaints in a timely manner and creating service that correlates to a positive customer experience.
  2. Make agronomic recommendations to customers if required using best management practice decisions for the grower that follow the label and MKC policy and procedures.
  3. Oversee the compliance with all applicable regulatory agencies (DOT, OSHA, EPA).
  4. Maintain knowledge of all government regulations that affect your position.
  5. Supervise the daily activities of receiving and shipping maintaining all records supplied by your supervisor either electronic or written.
  6. Responsible for inventory control of chemicals, and fertilizer at assigned location.
  7. Prepare and operate within budgets for all areas of responsibility.
  8. Attend training classes assigned by your manager.
  9. Serve as a backup to sprayer/spreader operators and tender drivers.
  10. Serve as a backup to operate the bulk seed plant when needed.
  11. Train employees in the operation and maintenance of agronomy equipment.
  12. Take and send in soil samples.
  13. Maintain a positive attitude that promotes team work and a favorable image of MKC.
  14. Follow and support the safety policies of MKC.
  15. Attend all product updates and training classes assigned by your manager.
  16. 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.



Agronomy Plant Operator

Grain Quality Specialist

Job Summary

This individual is responsible to receive and accurately store all commodities according to assigned grade.  To maintain the quality of that grain while in storage to a minimum of the condition it was received at.  This position will blend the commodities in storage at the facility to a specific grade for shipment to end users.  To keep the facilities clean at or above the requirements of all governing agencies.  The person in this position will maintain the facilities and all the equipment in them to a minimum of the manufactures specifications.  This position will help serve the customers of MKC in a kind and courteous fashion.  It is expected of this position to work cooperatively with other employees to do the job in the safest and most efficient manner possible.  The individual in this position will achieve all one’s recorded personal goals and the cooperatives strategic objectives.

Essential Qualifications

  1. Current operational knowledge of all machinery in elevator. Ability to make minor repairs unattended and assist with major repairs and to conduct scheduled maintenance on all equipment at the manufacturers specified times or on the maintenance plan schedule.
  2. Good working knowledge of the properties of corn, wheat, soybeans beans, milo, and sunflowers.
  3. Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
  4. Ability to obtain and maintain Class 7B Commercial Applicator License.
  5. Ability to obtain and maintain Class A CDL with Hazmat and Tanker Endorsements.
  6. Computer and data entry skills.
  7. Ability to react to change productively and handle other essential tasks as assigned.

Personal Protective equipment

Eye protection, hard hats, and gloves are required in designated areas.  Full length denim or similar material pants and leather toed shoes are to be worn at all times (with the exception of other appropriate attire for onsite and offsite professional meetings). Appropriate personal protective equipment (i.e. goggles, gloves, long sleeve shirt, and/or face mask) may be required as prescribed by the chemical label when handling chemicals.

Required Education and/or Experience

A high school degree or GED.

Job Requirements

  1. Handle incoming grain by weighing and testing the grain (if not done by another employee at the scale), unloading the trucks at into the facility, and conveying the grain to the correct bin utilizing the available storage space as efficiently as possible all while using caution as not to damage the grain.
  2. Maintain the quality of the grain in the elevator by making periodic inspections of all stored grain, turn the grain only as necessary to maintain quality, and make recommendations to the location manager or elevator superintendent to help improve grain handling operation and provide better service and value for our customers.
  3. Blend all grains as necessary when preparing to ship grain out of the facility to meet specifications of the receiving customer and to eliminate any grain quality discounts by the receiving customer.
  4. Load the grain out in either rail cars or licensed highway vehicles according to the legal allowed weight of the transporting vehicle.
  5. Provide grain drying services by grading and testing grain before and after grain drying operations assuring that grain is not over dried and unnecessarily shrunk.
  6. Observe OSHA, state, federal, and MKC safety regulations.  Promote a safety culture by proactively assessing all activities for dangerous circumstances.
  7. Maintain equipment and facilities regularly to the manufactures specifications or the MKC maintenance program and follow housekeeping standards keeping facilities neat and clean.
  8. Maintain a positive attitude that promotes team work within the cooperative and a favorable image of the cooperative.
  9. Promote and maintain an attitude of teamwork and cooperation with all co-workers within the company.
  10. Assist other locations and/or departments as requested.
  11. Maintain all mobile equipment, non grain facilities, and vehicles in proper operating order, as well as keeping them clean and neat in appearance.  In addition, all maintenance shall be documented in writing.
  12. Maintain a positive visual image of all locations by keeping the property and grounds clean, neat and orderly in appearance.
  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 of products, work with customers to resolve problems and report complaints to your manager if you can not immediately fix them.
  14. Provide outstanding customer service to generate repeat business.
  15. Attend product, merchandising, and cooperative meetings and work to improve personal skills and knowledge.
  16. When billing, loading, or assisting customers accurately state the pricing, type of product, and usage of the products.  If delivery is required correctly state delivery times and terms.
  17. 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 as well as 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.



Grain Quality Specialist

TitleDate PostedLocationApply Online
Location Service Specialist02/19/15Castleton
Grain Quality Specialist02/04/15Canton Rail Terminal
Counter and Scale Specialist02/04/15Manhattan
Field Marketer12/02/14Manhattan / Alta Vista
Agronomy Plant Operator01/20/15Groveland
Grain Quality Specialist02/13/15Onaga

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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