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Exploring a career at MKC

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

Elevator Superintendent

Job Summary

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

Essential Qualifications

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

Personal Protective equipment

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

Required Education and/or Experience

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

Job Requirements

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

Working Conditions

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

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



Elevator Superintendent

Location Service Specialist

Job Summary

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

Essential Qualifications

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

Personal Protective equipment

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

Required Education and/or Experience

A high school degree or GED.

Job Requirements

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

Working Conditions

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

 

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



Location Service Specialist

TMA Grain Rail Merchandiser / Logistics Coordinator

Job Summary

Responsible for coordinating the logistical movement of rail out of all grain rail locations for Team Marketing Alliance. Assist with all merchandising functions for Team Marketing Alliance.

Essential Qualifications

  1. Experience with merchandising grain into and out of a grain rail loading facility.
  2. Experience with logistical coordination of grain into and out of a grain rail loading facility
  3. Planning, Coordinating, Communication, and Training skills.
  4. Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables. 
  5. Able to work independently with minimum supervision.
  6. Ability to effectively present information to top management, public groups, and/or boards of directors.
  7. Ability to respond to inquiries and complaints from customers.
  8. Ability to write speeches and articles for publication.
  9. Computer and data entry skills.
  10. Ability to react to change productively and handle other essential tasks as assigned.
  11. Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common scientific and technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents.
  12. Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference; fundamentals of plane and solid geometry; and trigonometry. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.
  13. Qualify for and be able to retain a series 3 license.
  14. Vision abilities required are close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth vision, and the ability to adjust focus.

Personal Protective equipment

Eye protection is required in restricted areas.

Required Education and/or Experience

A Bachelor’s degree from a four year college or university, or one to two years related experience in the grain industry and/or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Job Requirements

  1. Responsible for coordinating the logistical movement of grain at the Canton location.
  2. Involved in the coordination of all daily merchandising functions.
  3. Set bids for all TMA locations.
  4. Search out rail markets for TMA, specifically the Canton train loader.
  5. Responsible for rail freight for the Canton train loader.
  6. Involved in setting TMA risk management concepts and policies.
  7. Maintain contacts with the railroad.
  8. Help plan and execute company merchandising goals.
  9. Participate as a member of the Grain Marketing Team.

Working Conditions

Job involves work inside a climate-controlled office atmosphere and work outside with exposure to wet and/or humid conditions, moving mechanical parts, high places, fumes and airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, extreme cold, and extreme heat.

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.



TMA Grain Rail Merchandiser / Logistics Coordinator

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 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

Seed Sales Manager

Job Summary

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

Essential Qualifications

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

2.Ability and willingness to sell services to customers.

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

4.Planning, Coordinating, Communication skills.

5.Organization and Analytical skills.

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

7.Able to work independently with minimum supervision.

8.Computer and data entry skills.

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

10.Ability to handle emotional customers and resolve complaints.

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

Personal Protective equipment

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

Required Education and/or Experience

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

Job Requirements

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

Working Conditions

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

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

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



Seed Sales Manager

Millwright

Job Summary

Responsible for performing major repair activities for the Mid Kansas Coop grain elevator locations. This position will report to the Area Managers. This position will inform the location manager at the location he is working of equipment needs. The location manager will order the equipment, arrange for delivery, and complete the purchase order. This position will 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 grain elevator equipment.
  2. Current operational knowledge of petroleum equipment.
  3. Current operational knowledge of fertilizer and chemical application and storage equipment.
  4. Current operational knowledge of the properties, uses, and equipment involved with electrical systems.
  5. Ability to diagnose mechanical and electrical problems on equipment.
  6. Ability to perform repairs on mechanical and electrical equipment.
  7. Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume.
  8. Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical and diagram form.  
  9. Ability to operate a bobcat and a forklift.
  10. Computer and data entry skills.
  11. Ability to react to change productively and handle other essential tasks as assigned.
  12. Frequently lift or move 50 pounds and occasionally lift or move 100 pounds.
  13. Vision abilities required are close vision, distance vision, color vision, depth vision, and ability to focus.
  14. Ability to use hands and to smell.

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

An associate’s degree from a two year college or technical school and 5 years experience in maintenance and electrical work or a high school degree or GED with at least 10 years of experience in maintenance and electrical work.

Job Requirements

  1. Diagnose problems and complete repairs on elevator equipment, petroleum equipment, fertilizer and chemical distribution and storage equipment.
  2. Diagnose electrical problems and repair if qualified. If not qualified, notify Area Managers for assistance.
  3. Communicate to Area Managers on a daily basis on status of projects and planning for next day.
  4. Assist Area Managers on the planning of repair projects.
  5. Observe OSHA, state, and federal safety regulations and the company’s safety policies. Follow contractor’s safety procedures and sign in at each location whiles conducting repairs.
  6. Maintain a positive attitude that promotes team work within the cooperative and a favorable image of the cooperative. Cooperate with the managers and employees at each location when conducting repairs.
  7. Attend maintenance training classes, safety training classes, and cooperative meetings and work to improve personal skills and knowledge.
  8. Maintain all company equipment in your possession in good working order. Schedule maintenance on your company vehicle when necessary.
  9. Complete other projects as assigned by your manager

Working Conditions

Job involves work inside a climate-controlled office atmosphere and outside in extreme heat and extreme cold weather and in wet or humid conditions.  Job involves much lifting, stooping, standing, and climbing on ladders, risk of electrical shock, exposure to moving mechanical parts, exposure to fumes or airborne particles, high precarious places, and toxic or caustic chemicals.

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.



Millwright

TitleDate PostedLocationApply Online
Elevator Superintendent04/25/14Canton Rail Terminal
Location Service Specialist05/16/14Marquette
TMA Grain Rail Merchandiser / Logistics Coordinator08/08/14Moundridge
Certified Sprayer and Spreader Operator08/28/14Groveland
Location Service Specialist07/29/14Alta Vista
Seed Sales Manager04/14/14Moundridge
Millwright08/18/14McPherson area

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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