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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

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

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

Location Manager

Job Summary

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

Essential Qualifications

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

Personal Protective equipment

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

Required Education and/or Experience

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

Job Requirements

  1. Receive and ship grain in the most efficient manner possible using available staff.
  2. Maintain the grain in the elevator to the highest standard of quality possible. Improve and adjust procedures to accomplish this goal.
  3. Blend all grains as necessary when shipping out to achieve maximum grade and price for the cooperative and our customers.
  4. Provide grain drying services (if available) by grading and testing grain before and after grain drying operation and reporting grades to office so that accurate service charges may be calculated.
  5. Sample and place an inspection grade on all incoming and outgoing grain shipments as a basis for accurate pricing, report grades to office so that accurate service charges can be calculated. Report quality by grade and quantity of grain going into storage to the office.
  6. Observe OSHA, state, and federal safety regulations; maintain equipment and facilities regularly; and follow housekeeping standards keeping facilities neat and clean. Conduct monthly safety training classes with your staff.
  7. Maintain all grain handling equipment in the highest possible operating condition. This includes all rolling stock as well as stationary equipment. Will work with area manager to schedule and budget all major repairs and upgrades to the facility.
  8. Make agronomic recommendations to customers using best practices decisions for the grower and to ensure effective delivery of agronomy services to customers.
  9. Grow your customer base by enhancing the profitability of your customers and ensuring no product problems result from services provided in your territory.
  10. Maintain NH3 equipment in good condition and supply to customers upon request.
  11. Supervise all full and part time employees. Train all employees under your supervision in the operation of elevator and the procedures for handling NH3 and any other chemicals and equipment at the site. Advise the area manager on discipline and performance issues and performance appraisals for employees under your supervision.
  12. Maintain a positive attitude that promotes team work within the cooperative and a favorable image of the cooperative.
  13. Greet customers promptly and courteously with a friendly smile and a hello, thank them for their business, promptly and courteously answer the phone, assist customers with loading and unloading, work with customers to resolve problems and report complaints to area manager.
  14. Attend product, merchandising, and cooperative meetings and work to improve personal skills and knowledge. Desire to learn better and more efficient techniques to improve your performance and company profitability.
  15. Bill accurately and clearly communicate details of delivery.
  16. Enforce the cooperative credit policy by making credit terms known to customers, not charging to customers on COD, not extending credit to customers without approval of credit manager, and not authorizing customers to exceed their credit limit.
  17. Maintain inventory. Transfer inventory in and out based on the situation.

Working Conditions

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

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



Location Manager

TitleDate PostedLocationApply Online
Elevator Superintendent04/25/14Canton Rail Terminal
Feed Division Manager09/22/14Manhattan
Certified Sprayer and Spreader Operator09/30/14Onaga
Location Service Specialist09/04/14Galva
Location Manager09/08/14Buhler

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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