MKC is a full-service farm cooperative offering a complete line of products, programs and services for both farm and urban customers throughout Kansas. With a current membership of nearly 10,000 members, MKC specializes in grain, agronomy, energy, feed and risk management. Since its founding in 1965, MKC has expanded its footprint across 27 counties in Kansas through mergers and acquisitions to meet the needs of the producer, and continues to grow. More than 385 employees play an important role in the growth and success of the cooperative. Our culture is to be safe, courteous, professional, and innovative. We develop our employees by providing a system in which they can control the progress of their own careers. To learn more about career opportunities and MKC, visit mkcoop.com. Our Mission is to create customer, employee and partner success to provide a safe and sustainable food supply. Our Vision is to partner with customers to successfully navigate the complexity of modern agriculture and industry. Our Values are to focus on safety, courtesy, image and innovation.
JOB SUMMARY: This individual is responsible for overseeing agronomy shipping, receiving, inventory control, record keeping, of all CN & CP products as well as enforcing the compliance and maintaining documentation required of all Federal, State, Local, and Company policy and procedures. He or she is responsible for facility equipment maintenance, will provide excellent customer service in a manner that will optimize the cooperative’s efficiency that meets the strategic objectives and mission of MKC. This position requires the employee to maintain a positive attitude that promotes team work within the entire cooperative and favorable image. Complete all special projects as assigned by supervisor. ESSENTIAL QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Ability to handle logistics and inventory of incoming and outgoing shipments of agronomy products and services. 2. Operational knowledge of all equipment associated with Agronomy location handling Dry fertilizer, liquid fertilizer, anhydrous ammonia and crop protection products. 3. Knowledge of applicable OSHA, EPA, DOT regulations and MKC Policy & Procedures. 4. Good working knowledge of seeds, chemicals, and fertilizer products. 5. Planning, Coordinating and Communication skills. 6. Organization and Analytical skills. 7. Commercial Driver’s License (A) with Hazardous Materials and Tanker endorsements. 8. Able to work independently with minimum supervision. 9. Computer and data entry skills. 10. Ability to react to change productively and handle other essential tasks as assigned. 11. Ability to handle emotional customers and resolve complaints. 12. Mechanical back ground with welding, cutting, and minor automotive abilities. 13. 1A Chemical applicator license. #ZR
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to taste or smell. The employee must be able to regularly lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and frequently lift and/or move up to 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. JOB DUTIES: 1. Oversee operational functions of agronomy department at assigned locations including but not limited to: oversee and loading of spray rigs and tender trucks as well as customer equipment; receiving shipments; maintaining inventory; resolving of customer complaints in a timely manner and creating service that correlates to a positive customer experience. 2. Make agronomic recommendations to customers if required using best management practice decisions for the grower that follow the label and MKC policy and procedures. 3. Oversee the compliance with all applicable regulatory agencies (DOT, OSHA, EPA). 4. Maintain knowledge of all government regulations that affect your position. 5. Supervise the daily activities of receiving and shipping maintaining all records supplied by your supervisor either electronic or written. 6. Responsible for inventory control of chemicals, and fertilizer at assigned location. 7. Prepare and operate within budgets for all areas of responsibility. 8. Attend training classes assigned by your manager. 9. Serve as a backup to sprayer/spreader operators and tender drivers. 10. Serve as a backup to operate the bulk seed plant when needed. 11. Train employees in the operation and maintenance of agronomy equipment. 12. Take and send in soil samples. 13. Maintain a positive attitude that promotes team work and a favorable image of MKC. 14. Follow and support the safety policies of MKC. 15. Attend all product updates and training classes assigned by your manager. 16. Complete special projects assigned by your manager.
As one of the leading agricultural companies in Kansas, we believe employees play an important role in the growth and success of the company. We provide a competitive rate of pay, eligibility for a bonus at the end of the year, a multitude of professional development opportunities, and potential to move up in the organization. We also offer excellent benefits, including medical insurance, a pension retirement plan, a 401K retirement plan, vacation, sick, and holiday pay, among several other benefits. We support employees giving back to the community, and provide opportunities to do so with time and resources. At MKC, we believe each employee contributes directly to the growth and success of the company. Every job plays an essential role in the success of our member-owners and our company. We believe in shared growth and shared success for our partners, member-owners, and employees.