Michigan Agricultural Commodities is seeking a full-time Scale & Customer Service Representative/Office Assistant for the Blissfield location. Blissfield 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 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.
- 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. 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
- 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
Michigan Agricultural Commodities is seeking a full-time Accounting Assistant for the office in Lansing, Michigan. The ideal individual will have experience or interest in accounting and demonstrate a desire to utilize skills to positively impact the company and customers. In this role, individual will perform basic accounting duties and will also gain understanding of a grain terminal and the grain trading business.
Scope of Responsibilities
Responsible for grain applications and settlements, freight payables, contract entry, account reconciliations, service and assistance to both internal and external customers.
- Basic accounting tasks:
- Daily ticket entering, cutting grain checks, entering contracts and grain sales
- Customer payments and reconciliation
- Help management of mail
- Meet any other duties and projects assigned by management.
- Training in grain ticket and settlement process
- Customer service – phone and office contact
- Special projects for accounting staff and management as needed
- Assist with ticket entry
- Settlements issued
- Contract entry – purchase/sales, pricings amendments
- Truck freight checks
- Account reconciliation
- Inter-company reconciliation
- Maintain discount and storage tables
- Customer service inquiries
- Customer reports/internal reports
Other duties and projects as assigned
- Must have excellent computer skills, including Microsoft Word and Excel.
- Demonstrate excellent customer service
- Organizational and attention to detail skills
- Motivation to learn new skills and information
- Minimum high school degree required, one-year experience in accounting is preferred.
- Required: must be able to pass a comprehensive background check and substance screening.
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.
- 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
All candidates must be able to pass a comprehensive background check and substance screening.
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