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 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, and assist with the seed cleaning. 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 react to change productively and handle other essential tasks as assigned. 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 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 liquid, dry, and NH3 fertilizer into customer vehicles or deliver as directed by the location manager or the elevator superintendent. 4. Drive a tender truck for Agronomy department when requested. 5. Assist with the operation of the dryer and the seed cleaner. 6. Observe OSHA, DOT, 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 the location manager or the elevator superintendent. 9. Attend product, merchandising, and cooperative meetings and work to improve personal skills and knowledge.
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.