Part Time Operations Specialist
throughout MKC Territory
Job Type

JOB SUMMARY: Responsible to assist in the agronomy, grain and feed departments of designated location. Duties include pick-up and delivery of fertilizer equipment, loading fertilizer with proper training, as well as pick-up and delivery of tanks and loading feed. Grain duties include grain handling, performing cleaning and maintenance in the elevator, buildings, and on the grounds, and dumping and loading grain trucks. An operations specialist is expected to perform duties in a manner that will optimize the company’s efficiency, help achieve the company’s mission and goals, and result in outstanding customer service. This employee will support our safety culture and maintain a positive attitude that promotes teamwork within the entire company and a favorable image of the company.  


  1. Ability to gain operational knowledge of all machinery in elevator, operate the elevator safely, make minor repairs, and conduct scheduled maintenance on all equipment.
  2. Able to obtain good working knowledge of fertilizer, seed and grains.
  3. Ability to obtain and maintain 7B Fumigation License.
  4. Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
  5. Ability to react to change productively and handle other essential tasks as assigned.



  1. Handle incoming grain by unloading trucks. If necessary, weigh and test the grain, and transfer the grain to the correct bin utilizing the available storage space as efficiently as possible. Load out grain to either trucks or rail cars following legal weight limits.  
  2. Maintain the quality of the grain in the elevator by making periodic inspections of all stored grain, turn the grain only as necessary to maintain quality, and make recommendations to help improve grain handling operation and provide better service and value for our customers.
  3. Unload feed from supply truck and load into warehouse. Load feed into customer vehicles as directed.
  4. Load fertilizer into customer vehicles or deliver as directed.
  5. Observe OSHA, state, federal, and MKC safety regulations. Promote a safety culture by proactively assessing all activities for dangerous circumstances.
  6. Maintain equipment and facilities regularly to the manufacture’s specifications or the MKC maintenance program and follow housekeeping standards keeping facilities neat and clean.
  7. Assist other locations and/or departments as requested.
  8. Maintain all facilities and vehicles in proper operating order, as well as keeping them clean and neat in appearance. In addition, all maintenance shall be documented in writing.
  9. Maintain a positive visual image of all locations by keeping the property and grounds clean, neat and orderly in appearance.
  10. Provide outstanding customer service to generate repeat business.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to handle or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and talk, hear and smell. The employee must be able to regularly lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.


Eye protection, hard hats, and gloves are required in designated areas. Full length denim or similar material pants and leather toed shoes are to be worn at all times (with the exception of other appropriate attire for onsite and offsite professional meetings). Appropriate personal protective equipment (i.e. goggles, gloves, long sleeve shirt, and/or face mask) may be required as prescribed by the chemical label when handling chemicals.


A high school degree or GED.


Job involves work inside a climate-controlled office atmosphere as well as outside in hot and cold weather. Job involves much stooping, standing, and climbing on ladders. Extensive scooping with a shovel and sweeping with a broom are also required.