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Job Description: Grain Operations, General

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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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 Safety Director for 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 agriculture and safety, demonstrating a desire to impact the safety culture at the company.

 Scope of Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for development, training, implementation and oversight of MAC safety and security program.
  • Required to identify, eliminate and control hazardous conditions that may lead to injury or property damage using safety standards and best management practices
  • Intertwined in the Safety and Security program are the responsibilities of understanding the Facility Risk Assessment and Security Guide as outlined by NGFA. In addition, overseeing the FSMA program is part of this responsibility as well.
  • Oversee safety programs and safety coordinators companywide: Lansing, Newaygo, Middleton, Marlette, Brown City, Blissfield and Jasper locations.  Work with the Safety Coordinator at related company LAC’s facilities.
  • Core of the program will be the RCI Version III web-based safety program, which will be used to track and document the program.
  • Lead the rescue training program for the organization.

Job Requirements:

    • Fully integrate and oversee the RCI Version III safety program into the culture at all facilities, including preventive maintenance.
      • RCI: Tracks TIR, DART, and near misses. Provides training material, as well as tracking data. Tracks corrective actions. Provides Preventative Maintenance Program that tracks work done on all equipment by location. Houses all policies. Provides tracking for Contractor Safety Training program.
    • Maintain Safety and Security Program, identifying safety standards necessary to eliminate or control hazardous continues that may lead to injury and/or property damage, including sanitation and pest control. Continually update as program as needed.
    • Train, implement, and oversee the Safety and Security program.
    • Attend conferences and training programs to continually develop and understand safety knowledge and OSHA/MIOSHA standards. Work with other entities, such as fire and police or county officials to both learn from and train about specific issues at MAC facilities.
    • Maintain contact with facilities and safety coordinators by phone, email, text and personal visits. Effectively promote the Safety and Security program, and build relationships with employees to learn concerns and implement solutions.
    • Maintain a thorough and in-depth knowledge of Safety and Security regulations, and be capable of making accurate and effective recommendations to management with regard to various safety, security, and risk management strategies.
    • Monthly on-site visits and inspections of MAC facilities are required. Physical condition must not limit the ability to climb, list at least 50#, and get in and out of confined spaces. Wearing of personal protective equipment may be required.
    • Create quarterly safety reports and updates on each facility, rating success or failure of program implementation at each location.
    • Effectively communicate progress implementing the program with the facility managers. Partner with management to continually update and manage the program.
    • Review opening and closing procedures used at each MAC facility to insure the on-site security
    • Understand and assure MAC is in Compliance with the Food Safety and Quality Plan. Work closely with program administrator to oversee compliance.
    • Work with CFO to develop and manage an auditing program, assuring best practices are maintained at all facilities
    • Oversee and direct implementation of thermography program for preventive maintenance
    • Schedule and ensure completion of Monthly Safety Meetings on Safety Made Simple platform
      • Lead three meetings per year in a group setting
    • Ensure CAP and RCI reporting by locations is completely monthly
    • Complete all opacity testing on new equipment as required
    • Other duties as assigned by President

Desired Skills/Competencies

    • Demonstrate good personal and communication skills
    • Motivation to learn new skills and information
    • Organizational and attention to detail skills
    • Problem analysis and problem-solving mindset
    • Ability to self-direct and accomplish goals
    • 3-years industry experience in a safety related field required
    • A bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Agricultural related discipline, or Safety equivalent is preferred.

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We are currently looking to hire seasonal help for spring. Stop in or call Middleton or Breckenridge for more information.

Internship Opportunities

Blissfield Intern
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

Current Internships Available

Job Description: Facility Intern

Working Conditions:

  • Internship Employment Hourly Wages
  • Hours: 40-hour weeks, Monday through Friday. Nights and weekends during harvest may be required.
  • Based out of one location: Breckenridge, Middleton, Newaygo

 Supervision:  Reports to Facility Manager or Merchant. Employee representative may provide additional direction.

 General Description: The MAC facility internships are designed to provide a real-life experience for students to gain exposure working in a grain terminal and grain trading office, including clerical, accounting, merchandising, operations and safety. Experience includes a variety of different tasks, with a goal to cross-train an intern to benefit from as many different experiences as possible. Typical schedule includes one day in the office with the balance of time spent on facility operations and safety. Wheat harvest includes time spend weighing/grading trucks and running mycotoxin/falling number tests. We also try to offer learning opportunities directly related to the career interests of each individual intern. The exact role of an intern varies based upon the location they work out of.

Scope of Responsibilities & Job Requirements

  • Participation in summer long merchandising experience
  • Customer service – phone and office contact
  • Grain contracting procedures
  • Market data review
  • Bin space management/storage methods
  • Facility grain logistics education (grain grading, truck unloading, car loadings)
  • Facility safety training
  • Grain quality control measures (including: air, movement, fumigation)
  • Training in grain ticket and settlement process
  • Special projects for merchants and management as needed
  • Other duties as assigned

 Desired Skills/Competencies

  • Demonstrate strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Motivation to learn new skills and information
  • Organizational and attention to detail skills
  • Ability to self-direct and time management
  • Strong customer service skills
  • Pursing a bachelor’s degree in agricultural related discipline

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Job Description: Accounting Intern

Working Conditions:

  • Internship Employment Hourly Wages
  • Hours: 40-hour weeks, Monday through Friday. Nights and weekends during harvest may be required.
  • Location: Lansing or Middleton, with some time potentially spent other locations

Supervision:  Reports to Facility Office Manager. Accounting Manager and location Accounting Assistant provide additional direction.

General Description: The MAC accounting internship is designed to provide a real-life experience for a student to gain exposure working in private sector accounting. In this role, student will perform basic accounting duties. Experience includes a variety of different tasks, with a goal to cross-train an intern to benefit from as many different accounting experiences as possible. Intern will also gain understanding of a grain terminal and the grain trading business.

 Scope of Responsibilities & Job Requirements

  • Basic accounting tasks:
    • Fertilizer, grain, and feed invoicing and inventory additions
    • Daily ticket import, cutting grain checks, entering contracts and grain sales
    • Customer payments, AR/AP transactions, filing, bank deposits, and reconciliation
  • Training in grain ticket and settlement process
  • Customer service – phone and office contact
  • Facility financial performance review and analysis
  • Special projects for accounting staff and management as needed
  • Help with management of mail
  • Participation in summer long merchandising experience
  • Other duties as assigned

 Desired Skills/Competencies

  • Must have excellent computer skills, including Microsoft Word and Excel.
  • Motivation to learn new skills and information
  • Organizational and attention to detail skills
  • Demonstrate excellent customer service
  • Pursing a bachelor’s degree in accounting or agricultural related discipline

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Job Description: Agronomy Intern

Working Conditions:

  • Internship Employment Hourly Wages
  • Hours: 40-hour weeks, Monday through Friday. Nights and weekends during harvest may be required.
  • The Agronomy intern is based out of Middleton or in an IP Bean related location (Breckenridge or Marlette).

Supervision:  Reports to Agronomy representative. Facility Manager provides additional direction.

General Description: The MAC Agronomy internship is designed to provide a real-life experience for students to gain exposure in working in the application of crop/soil sciences, as well as a grain trading office. Experience includes a variety of different tasks, with a goal to cross-train an intern to benefit from as many different experiences as possible through hands on crop scouting and interaction with producers and experts in crop production. We also try to offer learning opportunities directly related to the career interests of each individual intern.

Scope of Responsibilities & Job Requirements

  • Participation in summer long merchandising experience
  • Fertilizer blending and delivery
  • Help with agronomy sales and support
  • Fertilizer unloading and storage managements
  • IP Soybean scouting, assessment and reporting or other scouting as directed; communication of results to grower
  • Working with Agronomy team, intern will interact with and make recommendations to growers
  • Soil sampling
  • Special projects for agronomy team and management as needed
  • Some exposure to plant operations
  • Other duties as assigned

 Desired Skills/Competencies

  • Demonstrate strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Motivation to learn new skills and information
  • Organizational and attention to detail skills
  • Ability to walk long distances and work in a variety of conditions
  • Strong customer service skills
  • Pursing a bachelor’s degree in agricultural related discipline

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