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Plant Operations Intern

Date:  May 23, 2022

Beaver Dam, KY, US, 42320

Req ID:  46401
Job Function:  College Recruitment (Interns/OMTS/LMTS)

Perdue Foods is part of Perdue Farms, a family-owned company heading into it's second century of growth and innovation. With a goal of becoming the most trusted name in premium proteins, we create products for consumers and for retail and foodservice customers around the globe, while changing the way animals are raised for food.


The purpose of this position is to further develop the interpersonal and team management skills required to become an effective team leader and to develop an understanding of the production process, management controls and operations of a production department.

Principal and Essential Duties & Responsibilities

Functions as an assistant to department management. Develops an understanding of the department's function to include administrative, manpower reports, disciplinary procedures, budget, production processes and requirements. Develops an understanding of the team process using the criteria: common mission/goals of all team members; clear role definition of team members; the work of the team is structured so as to encourage share accountabilities; effective team procedures and processes such as giving and receiving feedback, problem solving, decision making, coaching and communications are established; team members have a winning "spirit"; and innovative and certain recognition is used for team accomplishments. Implements the policies of the Quality Improvement Process with the team/department. Monitors the performance of the team to ensure goals are attained and graphs results for display and presentation at briefings and/or meetings. Develops communication skills to increase self awareness by analyzing one's communication styles and preferences and their effect on working relationships and productivity; be able to select appropriate communications techniques to apply to specific on-the-job situations; builds skills in influencing others in positive constructive ways that ensures high quality agreements, effective working relationships and improved productivity; identifies and understands the effects of organizational barriers to effective communications and do action planning on ways to resolve-on-the-job communication problems. Rotates during the course of training through the Hatcheries, Feed Mills, Growout, Live Haul, Wastewater, Accounting, Human Resources; Receiving, Dressing, Evisceration, Giblet Packing, Grading, Cut Up, Stretch Bag, Deboning, 28 Degree Cooler, Box Room, WPL and Shipping departments.

Minimum Education

Bachelors degree or equivalent work experience

Experience Requirements

0-3 years. College graduate.

Experience Preferred

Environmental Factors and Physical Requirements

1. May need to move light equipment or supplies from one place to another. 2. May need to access files, supplies and equipment. 3. When in a plant environment: Exposure primarily consists of wet and moist floors which include metal and plastic grating surfaces. May be exposed to temperatures of 28 degrees to 100 degrees Fahrenheit with both ambient and 100% humidity. May handle product 25 degrees to 50 degrees Fahrenheit. May be exposed to noise ranges of 50 db to 110 db. May be exposed to all chemicals used in poultry, food, processing facility. Must wear and use protective and safety equipment required for the job as directed by the Company.

Perdue Farms, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

Nearest Major Market: Owensboro