Live Management Trainee

Date:  Mar 30, 2024

Candor, NC, US, 27229

Req ID:  70107
Job Function:  College Recruitment (Interns/OMTS/LMTS)

Perdue Foods is part of Perdue Farms, a family-owned company heading into its 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.


We are looking for future leaders to join us! We are actively seeking a hardworking, energetic, self-starter to join our Live Operations team in Candor, NC as a Feedmill Management Trainee. The Perdue Management Trainee (MT) program is an entry level management position designed to develop talented individuals into future leaders in the company's live operations management field. In this position, you will be offered the opportunity to learn and develop skills vital for a career in Live operations; including flock advisor, area supervisor, assistant hatchery manager, hatchery manager, feedmill manager. The MT program starts June 2024.


Our 12-month program, combines hands-on training by direct observation and shadowing, learning and development sessions, continuous improvement projects, and a series of structured rotations. The MT will be fully immersed and actively participate in all aspects of Live operations. Upon successful completion of the program, the Management Trainee will have the opportunity to transition into a supervisor role. 


Benefits –

  • Participation in up to, two (2) Regional Trainings with fellow MT’s. Events include, career development, social activities, philanthropy events, company tours and senior leadership interaction.
  • Competitive starting salary, with pay increases at the six (6) and twelve (12) month mark.
  • Placement into a supervisor level role upon graduation of the MT program.
  • Comprehensive benefit package including transition bonus, relocation, and student loan repayment.

Principal and Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Manage in a safe and quality manner the feed production and delivery operations, including the litter operation.
  • Responsible for Quality and Production requirements. Service our customers on time and assure them of a quality production.
  • Oversee the feed production from receiving through field placement service.  Ensure that the feed produced meets nutritional guidelines and that feed is inventoried and delivered as scheduled.
  • Oversee the maintenance and housekeeping of the feedmill with a preventative maintenance program.  Develop operating schedule, work and downtime schedule and conduct parts inventory.
  • Communicate daily with customers and inter-company personnel.
  • Compile and analyze production reports.  Interpret and communicate statistical findings to management team members.
  • Comply and follow company requirements regarding bio-security, food safety and poultry welfare programs and policies at all times.
  • Maintain safe working environment.

Minimum Education


  • Must possess a valid Bachelor's degree from an accredited university within 12 months of the MT program starting. Program starts June 2024.



  • Degree in Poultry Science, Animal Science, Agriculture, Agribusiness Management or Business Administration
  • 3.0 GPA or higher



  • Must be authorized to work in the United States
  • Must be at least 18 years old
  • Must have a Bachelor’s degree, or be within two (2) semesters of graduating with a Bachelors. (employment will begin once degree is complete)



  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to work well within a team setting, as well as independently.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills and ability to motivate in a team atmosphere.
  • Good customer service skills
  • Strong reading, math, writing communication skills (oral and written), analytical skills and a statistical background

Environmental Factors and Physical Requirements

  • Must be physically able to work in all locations including hatcheries, feed mills, chicken houses and processing plants.
  • Exposed to seasonal weather conditions as well as significant amount of airborne dust, feathers, 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.
  • Exposure to chicken manure and associated odors, including ammonia, especially in the production houses.
  • Required to perform moderate physical exertion to include pushing pulling and lifting up to 75 lbs.
  • Must be able to climb to a height of 30' as well as significant amount of bending, lifting and stooping.



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.


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