Current Openings

Position Summary
Michigan Agricultural Commodities is seeking a full-time hourly General Laborer for the Middleton location. Middleton is one of the most diverse of the MAC facilities and this role is critical to the continued success of 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.  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 25 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
    • Take responsibility for inventory control. Make sure inbound/outbound shipments match bills or bill of ladings.
  • Equipment Operation and Maintenance:
    • Measure, cut and weld steel to repair equipment, patch existing structures. 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.
    • 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
  • 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 Operations employee for the Middleton location. Middleton is one of the most diverse of the MAC facilities and this role is critical to the continued success of 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 Maintenance employee for the Middleton location. Middleton is one of the most diverse of the MAC facilities and this role is critical to the continued success of 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: Maintenance is a hands-on job.  Must work in coordination with peers and supervisors to successfully complete daily facility maintenance. Daily maintenance includes (but is not limited to) maintaining all grain handling equipment, vehicle maintenance and wheeled equipment maintenance.

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. It is essential to perform tasks in accordance to MAC safety procedures and ensure MIOSHA guidelines are followed.
  • Coordinates with Maintenance Supervisor and/or Operations Manager to successfully complete daily facility maintenance
  • Understand how grain handling equipment works and its necessary components to be able to understand when maintenance is needed
  • Build and/or fabricate equipment and equipment accessories necessary for grain/dry bean/agronomy departments
  • Order parts necessary to complete maintenance projects
  • Log all maintenance work in company database
  • Make recommendations for equipment repair and provide a list of material needed to complete maintenance
  • Conduct maintenance projects according to proper housekeeping procedures set forth by MAC
  • Assist with loading railcars and operation of rail car mover
  • Housekeeping: Proper housekeeping is important for safe operations. Dust control inside and outside the plant must be maintained at minimal levels. Spilled product must be cleaned up as soon as possible and returned to inventory or moved to a safe area.
  • Facility appearance is also very important and steps should be taken to maintain and enhance this.
  • 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

  • Welding and fabrication
  • Mechanically minded, including ability to use necessary tools and machines
  • Comfortable working in variable weather conditions
  • Problem solving and basic computer knowledge
  • Ability to work with a team
  • Minimum high school degree required

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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 Assistant Manager for our thumb market, working out of both our Marlette and Brown City locations. This role will provide a unique opportunity to work at two locations offering a variety of services to customers. 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 grain operations, demonstrating a desire to utilize skills to positively impact the company and customers.

Scope of Responsibilities: Assistant Manager will help provide daily support for the Facility Manager and employees. Will work with Facility Manager to provide additional on-site supervision and ensure adherence to company policies and procedures. Assist in making sure daily facility operations are completed; work in coordination with all employees to successfully complete daily tasks. Daily operations include (but are not limited to) providing customer service, housekeeping activities, shipping and receiving, and equipment operation and maintenance.

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. Individual safety and the safety of others is a top priority.
  • Grain Operations:
    • Learn the importance of aeration, the over-drying and under-drying of a commodity, making sure grain temperatures are monitored regularly. Understand the effects they have on stored grain quality and the bottom line of MAC to ensure location success.
      • Help operate dryers, verify quality of grain before and after drying and help in selection of where grain will be stored
    • 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 shipping and receiving activities, including loading and unloading trucks and rail cars
    • Grade inbound and outbound grain; determine if quality issues exist
    • Assist with month end inventories, bin measurements and other inventory procedures
  • Housekeeping:
    • Proper housekeeping is important for safe operations. This includes:
      • Dust Control: Ensure dust inside and outside the plant is maintained at minimal levels
      • Product Spill Control: Make sure spilled product is cleaned up as soon as possible and returned to inventory or moved to a safe area.
      • Facility Appearance: Ensure steps to maintain and enhance facility appearance and improve the premises of the plant occurs.
  • Equipment Operation and Maintenance:
    • Understand how grain handling equipment works and its necessary components to be able to understand when maintenance is needed. Assist in plant maintenance, making sure that scheduled or routine maintenance is being done and all equipment is in working condition.
    • Inform Facility Manager of any major maintenance needs, make recommendations of equipment that needs repair or replacement, and offer suggestions on new equipment that will make the plant more efficient.
    • Assist in maintenance projects, which may require permits, welding, cutting or carpentry skills.
    • Operate equipment and vehicles.
  • Discipline and discharge of employees: will work in consultation with the Facility General Manager regarding the discipline and discharge of employees. Help evaluate employee performance with Facility General Manager and Supervisors.
  • Physical Requirements: Physical condition must not limit the ability to climb (highest point 200’), lift at least 50#, 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; Associates degree preferred
  • Required: must be able to pass a comprehensive background check and substance screening.

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Position Summary
Michigan Agricultural Commodities is seeking a full-time Maintenance Supervisor for our thumb market, working out of both our Marlette and Brown City locations. This role will provide a unique opportunity to work at two locations offering a variety of services to customers. 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 grain operations, demonstrating a desire to utilize skills to positively impact the company and customers.

Scope of Responsibilities: Maintenance Supervisor is a hands-on job and will lead by example.  Must work in coordination with peers and supervisors to successfully complete daily facility maintenance. Daily maintenance includes (but is not limited to) maintaining all grain handling equipment, vehicle maintenance and wheeled equipment maintenance.

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. It is essential to perform tasks in accordance to MAC safety procedures and ensure MIOSHA guidelines are followed.
  • Coordinates with Facility Manager and/or Operations Manager to successfully complete daily facility maintenance
  • Understand how grain handling equipment works and its necessary components to be able to understand when maintenance is needed
  • Build and/or fabricate equipment and equipment accessories necessary for grain/dry bean/agronomy departments
  • Order parts necessary to complete maintenance projects
  • Log all maintenance work in company database
  • Make recommendations for equipment repair and provide a list of material needed to complete maintenance
  • Conduct maintenance projects according to proper housekeeping procedures set forth by MAC
  • Direct other maintenance personnel on daily maintenance
  • Assist with loading railcars
  • Assist in grain operations as needed, including putting out and picking up piles
  • Housekeeping: Proper housekeeping is important for safe operations. Dust control inside and outside the plant must be maintained at minimal levels. Spilled product must be cleaned up as soon as possible and returned to inventory or moved to a safe area.
  • Facility appearance is also very important and steps should be taken to maintain and enhance this.
  • 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

  • Welding and fabrication
  • Mechanically minded, including ability to use necessary tools and machines
  • Comfortable working in variable weather conditions
  • Problem solving and basic computer knowledge
  • Ability to work with a team
  • Minimum high school degree required
  • Required: must be able to pass a comprehensive background check and substance screening.

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All candidates must be able to pass a comprehensive background check and substance screening.

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
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