Current Openings

Position Summary
Michigan Agricultural Commodities is seeking a full-time Scale & Customer Service Representative/Office Assistant for the Marlette location. Marlette 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 office and scale operations, demonstrating a desire to utilize skills to positively impact the company and customers. 

Scope of Responsibilities: Perform all scale house and grading operations related to receiving and shipping grain. Establish a relationship with new and existing customers. Assist facility Grain Merchant and Office Manager with daily duties.

Job Requirements:

  • Physical Requirements: Good physical condition, mobility and the ability to work extended hours are necessary to perform the basic tasks of this position. Good vision and hearing are essential to properly perform these operations. Computer and filing skills are required.
  • Housekeeping: Maintain the office area in a clean and presentable manner. Remove clutter and grain dust to promote a better work environment
  • Marketing & Customer Service:
    • Perform all weighing and grading functions in the scale house. Operate the probe to obtain samples of inbound and outbound trucks. Operate grading equipment. Complete ticket entry into the computer. Transfer grain tickets on a timely basis.
    • Complete and maintain appropriate documents such as Bills of Lading, Export Documents, Scale Tickets, Counter Invoices, Deposit Slips, etc.
    • Assist customers in marketing their grain by quoting prices or helping them contact the grain merchants.
  • Operations Assistance: Communicate scale truck movement with plant personnel and interact with operations as needed. Update Facility Manager on plant personnel safety training progress.
  • Safety: Oversee safety program data entry. Follow all company safety policies, monitor all visitors and customers to ensure their safety. Maintain the visitor log.
  • Other tasks as assigned

Desired Skills/Competencies

  • Strong computer knowledge and skills
  • Demonstrate good personal skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Motivation to learn new skills and information to grow in individual’s role at MAC
  • Minimum high school degree required; Preferred associates degree in business or agricultural field
  • Required: must be able to pass a comprehensive background check and substance screening.

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Position Summary
Michigan Agricultural Commodities is seeing a full-time hourly Maintenance 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 out 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
  • 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 General Laborer for the Blissfield 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 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
  • 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 Scale & Office employee for the Jasper location. Jasper is located in one of the most productive agricultural counties in Michigan. 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 office and scale operations, demonstrating a desire to utilize skills to positively impact the company and customers.

Scope of Responsibilities: Perform all scale house operations related to receiving and shipping grain. Establish a relationship with new and existing customers. Purchase grain and take open orders with guidance from the grain merchant or plant operations manager. Conduct retail sales with customer, prepare deposits and account for monetary receipts. Coordinate office operations with plant personnel.

Job Requirements:

  • Physical Requirements: Good physical condition, mobility and the ability to work extended hours are necessary to perform the basic tasks of this position. Good vision and hearing are essential to properly perform these operations. Computer and filing skills are required.
  • Housekeeping: Maintain the office area in a clean and presentable manner. Remove clutter and grain dust to promote a better work environment
  • Marketing & Customer Service:
    • Perform all weighing and grading functions in the scale house. Operate the probe to obtain samples of inbound and outbound trucks. Operate grading equipment. Complete ticket entry into the computer. Transfer grain tickets on a timely basis.
    • Complete and maintain appropriate documents such as Bills of Lading, Export Documents, Scale Tickets, Counter Invoices, Deposit Slips, etc.
    • Assist customers in marketing their grain by quoting prices or helping them contact the grain merchants.
    • Update and maintain price sheets and price boards.
    • Help facilitate feed customer activities, tickets, and loading
  • Operations Assistance: Print seed labels as needed. Communicate with Operations, Accounting and Marketing
  • Safety: Follow all company safety policies, monitor all visitors and customers to assure their safety. Maintain the visitor log.
  • Other tasks as assigned

Desired Skills/Competencies

  • Strong computer knowledge and skills
  • Demonstrate good personal skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Motivation to learn new skills and information to grow in individual’s role at MAC
  • Minimum high school degree required; Preferred associates degree in business or agricultural field
  • 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 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 grain merchandising, demonstrating a desire to utilize skills to positively impact the company and customers.

Scope of Responsibilities

  • Assist customers in building and maintaining a grain marketing plan with MAC
  • Origination of grain. Main crops are corn, soybeans and wheat. Other markets include feed market commodities, oats and rye
  • Review market information to enhance knowledge and understanding of grain markets
  • Track customer and contracting information
  • Accountable for location seed sales
  • Minor accounting responsibilities
  • Scale operation
  • Communicate facility originations with corporate office
  • Farm visits & customer meetings

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 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
  • 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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