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Continuous Improvement Intern

Date:  Mar 10, 2023

Dillon, SC, US, 29536

Req ID:  68257
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.


Start planning Summer 2023 NOW! We are hiring Continuous Improvement Interns for our Summer Intern Program. Our CI Interns will be responsible for the day-to-day assistance in the execution of Continuous Improvement projects to aid in achieving production goals in a safe, efficient, and effective manner. 


  • 10 Week Summer Program
  • Hands on learning and exposure to various levels of leadership within Perdue
  • Competitive Wages
  • Summer Housing Stipend

Principal and Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  1. Assists in the execution of CI Improvement Projects focused on Safety, Quality or Production, working with the Site Leadership Team and CI Manager
  2. Assists in the implementation of daily process controls to aid in sustainability
  3. Assists in monitoring of Key Performance Indicators and critical data analysis
  4. Leads Problem Solving sessions with site Project teams
  5. Co-Leads CI Training sessions
  6. Identifies loss improvement opportunities and facilitates project ideation and brainstorming sessions with the team

Minimum Education

  • Rising Junior or Senior currently pursuing a Bachelors degree in Business Administration, Agriculture, Poultry Science, Animal Science or related field.

Ideal Candidate

  • 3.0 GPA or higher
  • Will be proficient in Microsoft Office.
  • May be required to travel to other facilities and plants for meetings and/or business.
  • Authorization to work in the United States without sponsorship is required.

Environmental Factors and Physical Requirements

  • Ability to work for 8 hours or more in a stationary position or travel on a wet, moist, dry, greasy floors which may include metal or plastic grating surfaces with up to 4 hours in a single interval.
  • Ability to work from various types of ladders and/or stairs.
  • Exposure to and work in temperatures of less than -40 degrees and 75 degrees with ambient humidity. Noise exposure of 110 db, and light intensity range of 50 to 100 foot candles.
  • Bending, twisting, lifting up to 50 lbs, reaching, sitting, and
  • grasping varies in repetitions, distance, degrees, angle, weight, heights, longest interval of time, objects grasped, and body positions depending upon the maintenance task required. Exposure to chlorinated water (50 ppm, ammonia vapors ) 5 ppm, dry ice, caustic detergents, lubricating oils, hydraulic oils, and other chemicals found in a poultry processing plant.
  • Must use and / or wear protective and safety equipment required for the job.


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: Florence
Nearest Secondary Market: South Carolina