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