Current Openings

Location: Breckenridge, MI
Position: Operations A

Working Condition:

  • Full-Time Employee
  • Hourly Wage (Straight time 40 hours/week, 1.5 x wage for overtime)
  • Hours 8:00 am – 4:30 pm Monday through Friday (30 min unpaid lunch) Harvest season will require overtime and weekend hours. Schedule to be determined by facility Manager.

Supervision: Operations Manager provides daily direction with additional support provided from Facility Manager.

Scope of Responsibility:

  • Works with Operations Manager to successfully complete daily operations.
  • Daily operations include (but not limited to) housekeeping activities, shipping and receiving of grain, equipment operations and maintenance.
  • Ensure proper housekeeping procedures are followed in all areas of responsibility
  • 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 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
  • Understand how grain handling equipment works and its necessary components to be able to understand when maintenance is needed
  • Conduct basis maintenance
  • Be able to grade inbound and outbound grain and determine if quality issues exist
  • The ability to perform these tasks in a safe manner and in accordance to MAC policy is essential
  • Other task as assigned by facility manager

Physical Requirements: Physical condition must not limit ability to climb, (highest point 200’) lift at least 100#, get in and out of confined spaces and able to wear necessary personal protective gear. Certain operations require the wearing of personal protective gear that may seem heavy or restrictive. Good vision and hearing are essential to personal safety and the safety of co-workers. Safety is a priority in performing all company functions. All company policies and procedures to be followed.

Housekeeping: It’s the policy of MAC to provide a safe and healthy work place. Proper housekeeping is important for safe operations. Dust control inside and outside of the plant must be maintained at minimal levels. Making sure that spilled product is being cleaned up ASAP 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 its appearance.

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Job Overview: Safety Director

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 Modernization Act (FSMA). 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 o 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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Job Description: Custom Applicator

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

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Job Description: Custom Applicator

Position Summary:

Michigan Agricultural Commodities is seeking a seasonal hourly Custom Applicator for the Middleton location, April through June with 80 hours/week available. 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

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Job Description: General Laborer

Position Summary:

Michigan Agricultural Commodities is seeking a full-time hourly General Laborer for the Newaygo 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, 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. Operate truck hoist for unloading when necessary.
    • 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. Life 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

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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 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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