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Job Description: Operations A

 Position Summary

Michigan Agricultural Commodities is seeking a full-time hourly Operations employee for the Breckenridge location. Breckenridge is the largest of the MAC facilities and this role provides a unique opportunity to grow within the organization. MAC is a progressive leader in the grain industry, continually investing in our facilities and employees to expand our footprint across Michigan. The ideal individual for this role will have experience or interest in agricultural application, demonstrating a desire to utilize skills to positively impact the company and customers.

Scope of Responsibilities: Must work in coordination with peers and supervisors to successfully complete daily facility operations. Daily operations include (but are not limited to) housekeeping activities, shipping and receiving of product, and equipment operation and maintenance.  Ensure all housekeeping procedures are followed in all areas of responsibility.

Job Requirements:

  • Safety: It is the policy of MAC to provide a safe and healthy workplace. The ability to perform all tasks in a safe manner and in accordance with company policy is essential. All company policies and procedures to be followed.
  • Grain Operations:
    • Maintain an understanding on how the plant is set up and how to move grain throughout the facility. Essential duties to accomplish this include, but are not limited to:
      • Operate grain receiving pits
      • Operate conveying equipment to ensure grain gets binned properly when it is received and when grain is transferred throughout the facility
      • Operate grain drying equipment
    • Assist with the loading of rail cars and trucks
    • Grade inbound and outbound grain; determine if quality issues exist
    • Assist with bin measurements and other inventory count procedures
  • Housekeeping:
    • Dust Control: Maintain dust inside and outside the plant at minimal levels
    • Product Spill Control: Clean up spilled product as soon as possible; return spilled product to inventory or move it to a safe area.
    • Facility Appearance: Take steps to maintain and enhance facility appearance.
  • Equipment Operation and Maintenance:
    • Understand how grain handling equipment works and its necessary components to be able to understand when maintenance is needed.
    • Conduct basic maintenance.
  • Physical Requirements: Physical condition must not limit the ability to climb (highest point 200’), lift at least 100#, or get in and out of confined spaces which is necessary to perform the basic tasks of this position. Some operations require the wearing of protective gear that may seem heavy or restrictive. Good vision and hearing are essential to personal safety and the safety of co-workers.
  • Other tasks as assigned

Desired Skills/Competencies

  • Physical strength and endurance
  • Ability to use necessary tools and machines
  • Comfortable working in variable weather conditions
  • Able to handle fast pace of busy harvest season
  • Minimum high school degree required

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Position Summary
Michigan Agricultural Commodities is seeking a full-time hourly Grain Operations employee for the Jasper location. MAC is a progressive leader in the grain industry, continually investing in our facilities and employees to expand our footprint across Michigan. The ideal individual for this role will have experience or interest in agricultural application, demonstrating a desire to utilize skills to positively impact the company and customers.

Scope of Responsibilities: Must work in coordination with peers and supervisors to successfully complete daily facility operations.  Provide efficient, friendly service to customers.  Daily operations include (but are not limited to) housekeeping activities, shipping and receiving of product, and equipment operation and maintenance.  Focus on cleaning when not assigned other duties (mainly sweeping).

Job Requirements:

  • Physical Requirements: Good physical condition, mobility, strength (the ability to lift more than 50 lbs.) and the ability to climb and work at heights are necessary to perform the basic tasks of this position. Good vision and hearing are essential to personal safety and the safety of co-workers.
  • Housekeeping:
    • Grain Dust Control: Shovel remnants at bottom of bins. Sweep bins, inside and outside. Sweep floors and outdoor concrete to maintain minimal dust levels. Remove dust from control panels as necessary.
    • Product Spill Control: Use shovel to return spilled product to inventory immediately after spill or remove to safe area. May require the use of Front-End Loader. Sweep concrete pads, remove spilled product completely.
    • Facility Appearance: Use equipment to enhance and improve premises. May mow lawn, grade drives, sweep scale, paint, weed whip, etc.
  • Shipping and Receiving:
    • Truck Unloading: Operate conveyor controls as directed, select proper bin or dryer destination. Monitor pit during unloading to guard against product spills. Check grain quality during unloading to ensure consistent quality of load and proper destination for grain within the elevator, report and problems to supervisor. Operate truck hoist and cradle for unloading of straight trucks.
    • Grain Shipments: Assist in the loading of rail cars. Inspect cars for cleanliness and damage. Operate controls to deliver product from bins to rail cars.  Monitor loading of cars, check grain quality, and guard against product spills or overloads.  May use rail mover or locomotive to position rail cars for loading.  Occasionally required to assist in unloading cars (dependent on meeting grade specifications).  Assist in loading of trucks as assigned.  Monitor loading, check grain quality
  • Equipment Operation and Maintenance:
    • Operate equipment to move grain among bins and dryers. Use control panels, assist in manual set-up and positioning of gates (requires climbing).  Occasionally drive trucks for internal grain transfers.
    • Assist in replacing worn buckets and belts. Lubricate equipment.
    • Assist in maintaining vehicles. Change oil, spark plugs, performs tune-ups and other minor vehicle maintenance activities.
    • Participate in bin measurements and other inventory count procedures.
    • Maintain daily vehicle logs by filling out prior to moving from sheds.
  • Safety: Some operations require the wearing of protective gear that may seem heavy or restrictive. Safety is a priority in performing all company functions.  All company policies and procedures to be followed.
  • Other tasks as assigned

Desired Skills/Competencies

  • Physical strength and endurance
  • Ability to use necessary tools and machines
  • Comfort working in high-stress environment with extreme weather fluctuations
  • Minimum high school degree required

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Position Summary

Michigan Agricultural Commodities is seeking a full-time hourly General Laborer for the Newaygo location. MAC is a progressive leader in the grain industry, continually investing in our facilities and employees to expand our footprint across Michigan. The ideal individual for this role will have experience or interest in agricultural application, demonstrating a desire to utilize skills to positively impact the company and customers.

 Scope of Responsibilities: Must work in coordination with peers and supervisors to successfully complete daily facility operations.  Provide efficient, friendly service to customers.  Daily operations include (but are not limited to) housekeeping activities, shipping and receiving of product, equipment operation & maintenance, grounds keeping, and facility beautification & upkeep.  Focus on cleaning when not assigned other duties (mainly sweeping).

Job Requirements:

  • Physical Requirements: Good physical condition, mobility, strength (must have the ability to lift safely more than 50 lbs. without restrictions) and the ability to climb and work at heights (up to 250’) are necessary to perform the basic tasks of this position. Good vision and hearing are essential to personal safety and the safety of co-workers.
  • Housekeeping:
    • Grain Dust Control: Shovel remnants at bottom of bins. Sweep bins, inside and outside. Sweep floors and outdoor concrete to maintain minimal dust levels. Safely remove dust from control panels as necessary.
    • Product Spill Control: Use shovel and bucket to return spilled product to inventory immediately after spill or remove to safe area. May require the use of Front-End Loader. Sweep concrete pads, remove spilled product completely.
    • Facility Appearance: Use equipment to enhance and improve premises. Includes (but not limited to) mow lawn, grade drives, sweep scale, paint, weed whip, rake gravel/ballast from lawn, etc.
  • Shipping and Receiving:
    • Truck Unloading: Operate conveyor controls as directed, select proper bin or dryer destination. Monitor pit during unloading to guard against product spills. Check grain quality during unloading to ensure consistent quality of load and proper destination for grain within the elevator, report any problems to supervisor. Operate truck hoist for unloading when necessary.
    • Grain Shipments: Assist in the loading of rail cars. Inspect cars for cleanliness and damage. Check and close all bottoms, seal tops and bottom of cars. May require operating controls to deliver product from bins to rail cars.  Monitor loading of cars and guard against product spills or overloads.  May require use of locomotive to position rail cars for loading (this responsibility requires proper training which will be provided).  Occasionally required to assist in unloading cars (dependent on meeting grade specifications).  Assist in loading of trucks as assigned.  Monitor loading, check grain quality
    • Railcar Unloading: Unload railcars with feed or grain products as necessary. Inspect cars for seals on tops and bottoms, requiring excellent recordkeeping skills. Monitor product for condition upon unloading from car. Requires using bar to open bottoms, and vibrator and/or sledge to remove product.
    • Other: Assist customers in obtaining bagged seed or feed products, packaged chemicals, hardware items, etc. Forklift to move pallets of material. Life bagged or packaged materials by hand, load onto vehicles. May require delivery of products to customers facilities using company vehicle. Will also take responsibility for inventory control, ensuring inbound/outbound shipments match bills or bill of lading.
  • Equipment Operation and Maintenance:
    • Occasionally assist in fabricating transitions, covers, chutes, guards, etc. to improve movement of grain through elevator. Lift and carry steel. Climb ladders to repair site.
    • Operate equipment to move grain among bins and dryers. Use control panels, assist in manual set-up and positioning of gates (requires climbing).  Occasionally drive trucks for internal grain transfers.
    • Assist in replacing worn buckets and belts. Lubricate equipment.
    • Assist in maintaining vehicles. Change oil, spark plugs, performs tune-ups and other minor vehicle maintenance activities.
    • Participate in bin measurements and other inventory count procedures.
    • Assist in tarping piles.
    • Maintain daily vehicle logs by filling out prior to moving from sheds.
    • Activities will require confined space entry and hot works activities. Ability to perform duties safely with appropriate forms filled out is required.
    • May require running errands using company vehicle.
  • Safety: Some operations require the wearing of protective gear that may seem heavy or restrictive. Safety is a priority in performing all company functions.  All company policies, protocols and procedures to be followed, as well as completion of assigned safety trainings.
  • Other tasks as assigned: by Lead Operations, Maintenance Supervisor, or Facility Manager.

Desired Skills/Competencies

  • Physical strength and endurance
  • Ability to use necessary tools and machines
  • Comfort working in high-stress environment with extreme weather fluctuations
  • Minimum high school degree required

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Internship Opportunities

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Brown City Intern
Marlette Intern
Middleton Intern

Our MAC Internships are designed to provide a real-life experience for students to gain exposure in working in a grain trading office, grain terminal, and crop/soil sciences. Experiences include a variety of different tasks, with a goal to cross-train an intern to benefit from as many different experiences as possible. The exact role of an intern varies based upon the location they will work out of. We also try to offer learning opportunities directly related to the career interests of each individual intern. Some of the skill building activities an intern may experience include:

  • Participation in summer long merchandising exercise
  • Facility grain logistics education (grain grading, loading, unloading)
  • Bin space management, storage methods, and grain quality control measures training
  • Fertilizer blending, delivery, unloading and storage management
  • Customer service – phone and office contact
  • Grain contracting procedures and futures/options education
  • Field scouting, assessment and reporting (with a focus typically on wheat & IP soybeans)
  • Market data review
  • Facility safety training
  • Grain ticket and settlement process training
  • Agronomy sales and support
  • Soil Sampling
  • Special projects
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