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Position Summary
Michigan Agricultural Commodities is seeking a full-time General Laborer – Operations for the Newaygo location. The Newaygo facility is located in a picturesque location right alongside the Muskegon River. 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.
    • 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. Lift 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
  • 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 hourly Food Grade Soybean 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 agriculture, 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 soybean processing. Daily soybean processing include (but are not limited to) operating processing equipment, housekeeping activities, shipping and receiving of product, and basic equipment 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.
  • Food Grade Soybean Operations:
    • Maintain an understanding on how the plant is set up and how product moves between each piece of processing equipment
    • Adhere to all food safety policies, procedures and responsibilities
    • Assist with the loading of containers and van trailers
    • Grade inbound and outbound grain; determine if quality issues exist
    • Assist with bin measurements and other inventory count procedures
    • Bag finished product
  • 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
    • Insect control program: Become familiar with location of traps and how to check them
  • Equipment Operation and Maintenance:
    • Understand how processing 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 100’), 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
  • 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 Grain Merchant for the Marlette location. The Marlette facility is located in the “Heart of the Thumb” offering an ideal location for both truck and rail transportation for the local market. 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 grain merchandising, demonstrating a desire to utilize skills to positively impact the company and customers.

 General Description: This position focuses on grain originations and merchandising for a specific MAC facility in the Thumb market. Position is required to adhere to MAC’s risk policy. They assist in obtaining market intel, building plans with and providing bids to customers, and acquiring grain into the facility location. Merchandiser will build collaborative relationships with the other Thumb Merchant and customers as well as maintain a working, proficient knowledge of grain markets.

 Scope of Responsibilities

  • Assist customers in building and maintaining a grain marketing plan with MAC
  • Originate grain into facility. Main crops are corn, soybeans, and wheat.  Other markets include feed market commodities, oats, rye, IP soybeans, and dry beans.
  • Review market information to enhance knowledge and understanding of grain markets.
  • Track customer and contracting information and produce customer contracts through CRM.
  • Foster and build team atmosphere between Marlette/Brown City merchants to grow MAC business

 Job Requirements

Marketing

  • Build goals and strategies with Vice President of Merchandising, Facility Manager, and the other Thumb Grain Merchant.
  • Origination of grain and oilseeds; purchase both delivered to facility and commercial destinations as well as FOB, within proper margin guidelines, policies and procedures as established by the Vice President of Merchandising.
  • Maintain thorough and in-depth knowledge of markets and trends, as well as remain capable of making accurate, effective recommendations to producers regarding risk management and contracting strategies
  • Assist in development of new originations programs, ensuring customers are properly informed of current programs, prices and trends
  • Understand facility grain bids and on-farm grain; assist in setting both delivered and FOB bids
  • Make calls and provide education to customers within targeted draw area through implementation of marketing meetings and seminars
  • Provide timely bids to MAC customers
  • Develop working knowledge of freight and competitor activities
  • Assist Lansing in marketing and logistics for the facility

Customer Relations

  • Maintain contact with customers to effectively promote business with MAC
  • Build and maintain relationships with customers. Make on-site visits.
  • Regular phone, e-mail, and personal communication
  • Proactively work with producers to institute marketing plans and continually follow up to monitor progress
  • Promote farm understanding of operational costs to establish goals and marketing plans
  • Maintain customer service, along with pleasant and courteous attitude at all times.
  • Follow-up on customer complaints as necessary

Administration

  • Review and verify checks/settlements from Office Manager before presenting for Facility Manager signature.
  • Effectively communicate with Lansing Hedge Desk and corporate traders, keeping Lansing informed of all grain related merchandising and accounting matters.
  • Have a complete understanding of customer status in Agris. Be able to determine accurate contract balances and applications
  • Assist in reporting procedures that detail the amount and specific quality of facility inventory
  • Assist Facility Manager in budgeting and projections for the facility annual plan
  • MAC Customer Relationship Management program
    • Log customer interactions per MAC Merchandising expectations document
    • Develop/maintain current customer call list
    • Utilize information for customer tracking and communication

Shipping & Receiving

  • Assist with handling of incoming calls, receiving of product, order preparation, billing and distribution of product as directed
  • Assist in scale room, weighing and grading as needed
  • Operations assistance as directed by facility manager

Other

  • Collaboratively communicate with Marlette & Brown City Staff
  • Develop good understanding of local facility offers to enhance value for both customer and MAC
  • Adhere to and enforce MAC contract policies.
  • Positively represent company and self when interacting with customers and colleagues
  • Promote cooperation and communication with fellow employees, customers, and other MAC facilities
  • Other duties as assigned

 Desired Skills/Competencies

  • Demonstrate good personal and communication skills
  • Motivation to learn new skills and information
  • Organizational and attention to detail required
  • Problem analysis and problem-solving mindset
  • Customer service skills and positive attitude necessary
  • Ability to self-direct and accomplish goals
  • Sales or grain/agronomy experience preferred
  • A bachelor’s degree in agricultural or business-related discipline or 3-years industry experience is highly desirable, however not required.
  • 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 Heavy Equipment Mechanic & Shop Foreman 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 working on agricultural equipment, including sprayers/spreaders and tandem axle trucks, demonstrating a desire to utilize skills to positively impact the company and customers.

Scope of Responsibilities: Heave Equipment Mechanics is a hands-on job.  Must work in coordination with peers and supervisors to successfully complete daily duties. Tasks include (but are not limited to) maintaining all facility application and wheeled equipment and overseeing all Shop activities.

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.
  • Basic job duties of a heavy equipment mechanic.
  • Maintain various heavy equipment, including application equipment – John Deere sprayers/spreader, agricultural equipment, and Tandem axle International Trucks.
  • Performs diagnostics and repairs, including those in the field, as needed
  • Coordinates with Maintenance Supervisor and/or Operations Manager to successfully complete daily equipment maintenance
  • Understand how equipment works and its necessary components to be able to understand when maintenance is needed
  • Build and/or fabricate equipment and equipment accessories necessary
  • Order parts necessary to complete projects
  • Log all maintenance work in company database
  • Make recommendations for equipment repair and provide a list of material needed to complete maintenance
  • Operates and maintains vehicles, tools, and equipment required to perform job responsibilities
  • Conduct maintenance projects according to proper housekeeping procedures set forth by MAC
  • Housekeeping: Proper housekeeping is important for safe operations. Shop to be kept neat and orderly. 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.
  • 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. Must be able to work extended hours and in adverse weather conditions.
  • Other tasks as assigned

Desired Skills/Competencies

  • 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
  • Mechanic license and CDL-A License preferred, but not required.
  • 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 hourly Custom Applicators for the Middleton 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

  • This is a precision job which requires attention to detail in all aspects.
  • The role will require continuing education to maintain current license with the MDA or other supervisory body to legally apply prescribed products.
  • Will work closely with agronomy manager to fulfill custom application work orders.
  • Supervision of tender drivers in conjunction with agronomy manager to ensure adherence to company policies and procedures outlined in the employee handbook will be necessary
  • Ensure daily operations are being completed, and provide efficient, friendly and precise service to customers.
  • Ensure duties are being properly performed and understand the importance of precision application of all products, dry and liquid.

 Job Requirements

  • Housekeeping, Shipping and Receiving
  • Equipment Operation and Maintenance
  • Physical Requirements: Physical condition must not limit ability to climb (highest point 250’), lift at least 20#, get in and out of confined spaces, or the wearing of protective gear. Good vision and hearing are essential to personal safety and the safety of co-workers. Some operations may require the wearing of protective gear that may seem heavy or restrictive. Safety is a priority in performing all company functions, including following all company policies and procedures.
  • Other Tasks as Assigned
  • Safety: PPE selection must be done and utilized by all applicators and tender drivers at all times. Safety is top priority.

 Desired Skills/Competencies

  • Motivation to learn new skills and information to grow in individual’s role at MAC
  • Organizational and attention to detail skills
  • Demonstrate excellent customer service
  • Great attitude is a must
  • Minimum high school degree required
  • 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 employee 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 agricultural application and maintenance, 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
  • 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

We downsized our internship experience following COVID-19. With a smaller 2022 class, we still keep looking for the next great employee! If you know a student already planning for their future, send them our way or submit your resume for future 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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