Working Together Since 1886

At Mennel, we recognize the strength of our people, and attribute our company’s long-standing history and reputation in the industry to the dedication and strength of our team. Today, Mennel employs over 600 team members and has grown to include more than 30 sites in 6 states.

Our continued growth validates our responsibility to meet the changing needs of our customers. Being mindful of our 130-year legacy, at Mennel we strive to continuously challenge our team to “bring their best” through passion, innovation and investment in new technology, facilities, diversification, and talent.

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Devon Childers Top Cookie 5 22

Mennel "Top Cookie" Employee Spotlight

The best part about Mennel is our people.

At Mennel, we couldn’t be prouder of our team. That’s why we launched an Employee Spotlight series called "Top Cookie" to recognize employees for going above and beyond to help meet the needs of our customers. Like Devon, who always brings his best. He leads by example and knows how important his role is in helping to feed the world.

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A Career at Mennel

Consider the opportunities ...
We are a growing company adding both management and entry-level positions.

Whether you're a new grad or a seasoned veteran in the workforce, we may have a job for you. We're seeking motivated individuals who have an interest in working in one of our expanding divisions -- milling, grain, bakery mix and foodservice, transportation and logistics, and service.

Career Training and Advancement
  • Maintenance Apprenticeship
  • Operations Summer Internship
  • Career Advancement Trainee Programs

To learn more, please contact our recruitment team at

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Employee stands against milling equipment


Learn and Earn with Maintenance Apprentice Opportunities

Mennel’s Apprenticeship Program is ideal for high school or community college/tech school graduates who reside in or adjacent to the counties in which Mennel operates.

On-the-job training and job shadowing responsibilities are key benefits of Mennel's accredited program. Apprentices work full time at an assigned Mennel facility gaining real-world, practical experience.

And the best part … Mennel pays the apprentice’s salary as well as schooling fees; however, the employee is required to pass all coursework with a letter grade of “C” or better.

Maintenance Apprenticeship: Candidates will spend the first year in core curriculum classes with a focus on electrical and fundamentals of the maintenance department. Year two will include advanced electrical and welding courses.

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Learn and Earn with Internship Opportunities

Mennel’s Internship Program is conducted over a 90-day period at one of our many sites. Interns will be selected to participate as part of an application and interview process. A work schedule will be developed and tailored to meet your needs and interests, and includes diverse experience across all functions of the organization. You will not only observe work being done in those areas, but will complete the work themselves to ensure a “hands-on” experience. Our program will allow you to gain experience along with a better understanding of a possible career path within our company.

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Learn and Earn with Mennel's Milling Science and Management Scholarship

Our Milling Science and Management Scholarship award will allow for non-Kansas resident students to attend Kansas State University at the cost of in-state tuition. If awarded, the scholarship will cover the difference (an approximate $10,000 per year value.) In addition, the Mennel scholarship will provide for an additional $1,000 per year to cover student travel expenses.

To be eligible, the student must be enrolled full-time in Milling Science & Management – Operations curriculum at Kansas State University. Also, any high school graduate or college transfer who resides in any of the below states in which Mennel operates, are eligible for consideration: Ohio, Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, and Virginia. Scholarship applicants must have maintained at least a 3.0 GPA in high school and scored a 21 or higher on the ACT standardized test.

Scholarships will be awarded on an annual basis up to a maximum of four years. The scholarship may renew for the next school year if the student remains in good academic standing while enrolled at Kansas State University.

To learn more about Kansas State University’s Grain Science Department including information on the Bakery Science, Feed Science and Milling Science programs, visit

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Employee Benefits

Financial Well-being

  • 401(k) Savings and Investment Plan
  • Pension Advisors: a financial advisory firm specializing in working with employees to educate them about retirement savings and investing.
  • Personal Insurance Plans
  • Supplemental Life option for other family members
  • Tuition and Education Assistance Opportunities

We are proud to offer our employees a competitive salary along with additional benefits. Investing in our people is important to us. To learn more, email

Health Well-being

  • Major Medical
  • Prescription Drug Plan
  • Short & Long Term Disability
  • Life and Accidental Death & Dismemberment
  • Vision and Dental Plans
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Health Saving Account
  • Preventative Care
  • YMCA Cost Sharing