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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

Feed Division Manager

Job Summary

Responsible for: managing all feed activities involving ordering, delivery, pricing inventory control, and asset management. This position will strive to optimize the cooperative’s feed market share and savings; improve the cooperative’s efficiency; provide above average customer service; and help achieve the cooperative’s mission statement and goals.

Essential Qualifications

  1. Good working knowledge of Feed, Inventory Management, Margins/Pricing, and Logistics.
  2. Planning, Coordinating, Communication skills.
  3. Organization and Analytical skills.
  4. Ability to work with internal and external customers.
  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. Completes special projects as assigned by 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 of equivalent experience in feed or a related agricultural field.

Job Requirements

  1. Develop and maintain an effective and efficient working relationship with the Feed Managers and Location Managers in purchasing and inventory control of all products and supplies for feed and feed related sales.
  2. Develop and manage the feed ordering system for MKC. Work directly with the Feed Managers and Location Managers on feed orders and inventory control. Includes but not limited to placing orders and setting up purchasing orders.
  3. Increase our presence and market share of feed throughout the entire MKC territory by assisting in the planning of feed sales goals and marketing plans.
  4. Develop and manage the feed delivery system at MKC. Work directly with the Feed Managers and Location Managers on feed delivery schedules to locations and customers in a manner which increases customer satisfaction. Responsible to insure all feed orders are delivered accurately and on time to locations.
  5. Develop and manage feed receiving system.  Includes receiving feed and feed products for all locations.
  6. Work directly with Feed Sales Staff and Location Managers on establishing and maintaining feed pricing in the system.
  7. Maintain knowledge of government regulations that affect your position.
  8. Maintain a positive attitude that promotes teamwork and a favorable image of MKC.
  9. Complete all reports required by your manager in a timely manner.
  10. Enforce the credit policy of MKC 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.  
  11. Follow and support the safety policies of MKC.
  12. Follow maintenance procedures for any company equipment you are using.
  13. 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.



Feed Division Manager

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

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

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

Counter and Scale Specialist

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.



Counter and Scale Specialist

Agronomy Operations Manager

Job Summary

Responsible for supervising agronomy operations for assigned locations including agronomy sales, quality of application, maintenance on all agronomy equipment, control of all agronomy product  inventory, and maintaining safety and regulatory compliance issues. This position provides management direction to a staff of spray rig operators and tender truck drivers. Completes special projects as assigned by area manager. 

Essential Qualifications

  1. Proven management skills.
  2. Current operational knowledge of all spray rigs and tender trucks located at assigned location        and knowledge of applicable OSHA, EPA, and DOT regulations.
  3. Good working knowledge of seeds, chemicals, and fertilizer products.
  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. Custom Applicator’s License.
  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 50 pounds.

Personal Protective equipment

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

Required Education and/or Experience

A Bachelor’s degree in Agronomy or 5 years of equivalent experience is required.

Job Requirements

  1. Oversee operational functions of agronomy department at assigned locations including: operation of spray rigs and tender trucks; completion of work orders; training of spray rig operators; quality of spray applications; resolving of customer complaints in a timely manner.
  2. Make agronomic recommendations to customers using best practice decisions for the grower.
  3. Oversee the compliance with all applicable regulatory agencies (DOT, OSHA, EPA) and responsible for compliance training of employees.
  4. Maintain knowledge of all government regulations that affect your position.
  5. Supervise the daily activities of the spray rig operators and nurse truck drivers including: interviewing applicants, making hiring decisions, conducting training, writing performance appraisals, recommending salary and position changes..
  6. Oversee sale of seeds, chemicals, and fertilizer at assigned locations. 
  7. Responsible for inventory control of seeds, chemicals, and fertilizer at assigned locations.
  8. Prepare and operate within budgets for all areas of responsibility.
  9. 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.
  10. Serve as back up to certified spray and spreader operators if needed.
  11. Work directly with Field Marketer assigned to your locations.
  12. Attend training classes assigned by your manager.
  13. Improve the agronomy sales for your assigned territory.
  14. 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 Operations Manager

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

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

Assistant Feedmill Operator

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.



Assistant Feedmill Operator

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.



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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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