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.
Responsible for: managing the agronomy operation in the absence of the agronomy operations manager; perform soil testing; sales and/or delivery of fertilizer, crop protection products, and seed; fertilizer blending; consulting with producers; writing agronomy orders; training of employees; operate all agronomy equipment; maintenance of equipment; optimizing the cooperative’s market share and savings; improving the cooperative’s efficiency; providing above average customer service; and helping achieve the cooperative’s mission statement and goals.
ESSENTIAL QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Current operational knowledge of all spray rigs and tender trucks located at assigned location and knowledge of applicable OSHA, EPA, and DOT regulations. 2. Good working knowledge of seeds, chemicals, and fertilizer products. 3. Planning, Coordinating, Communication skills. 4. Organization and Analytical skills. 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 handle emotional customers and resolve complaints. 11. Completes special projects as assigned by Agronomy Operations Manager. 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. Manage the agronomy operation at the location assigned in the absence of the agronomy operations manager. 2. Train employees on the operation of the agronomy equipment and the maintenance of that equipment. 3. Operate spray and spreader equipment or tender trucks as needed by your location. 4. Increase our market share in your assigned territory through sales of plant nutrients, crop protection, and seed products. Grow your customer base by enhancing the profitability of your customers and ensuring no product problems result from the services provided in your territory. 5. Assist in the planning of sales goals and a marketing plan. 6. Provide our customers with soil testing, crop scouting and weed and insect identification services. 7. Improve your knowledge of all products and resources available and their prices to make proper recommendations. 8. Make agronomic recommendations to customers using best management practices. 9. Maintain delivery schedules to customers in a manner which increases customer satisfaction. 10. Maintain knowledge of government regulations that affect your position. 11. Responsible for inventory control of seeds, chemicals, and fertilizer at assigned locations. 12. Work directly with Field Marketer assigned to your locations. 13. Write agronomy service orders and 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. 14. Complete all reports required by your manager. 15. 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. 16. Maintain a positive attitude that promoted team work and a favorable image of Mid Kansas Coop. 17. Follow and support the safety policies of Mid Kansas Coop. 18. Follow maintenance procedures for any company equipment you are using. 19. Attend all product updates and service training classes assigned by your manager. 20. 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.