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Live Management Trainee - Leitchfield, KY

Date:  Mar 6, 2023

Leitchfield, KY, US, 42754

Req ID:  62210
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 Perdue leaders to join us! The Perdue Live Management Trainee (LMT) will develop the technical and interpersonal skills required to be an effective Flock Advisor and to develop an understanding of the live processes to include hatchery, feed mill and grow out areas.


  • Travel with your Management Trainee class to 3 Regional Training that include classroom training, social activities and philanthropy events.
  • Hands-on leadership training and a path to a successful career with Perdue!
  • Permanent placement in a full time position at the end of the program.
  • Graduating college is an amazing achievement and Perdue recognizes that top talent is in high demand. Our total offer package includes:
    • Competitive Starting Salaries
    • Excellent Sign On Bonus
    • Comprehensive Benefit Package
    • Student Loan Repayment Program

Principal and Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  1. Develops an understanding of the Live functions to include production processes, animal husbandry, technical skills and live cost parameters.
  2. Manage a project to improve overall live performance or address a business need relative to location.
  3. Completion of weekly assessments to demonstrate learned material.
  4. Rotation to include hatchery, feed mill, grow out, breeders and harvest facilities.
  5. Will perform legitimate roles and responsibilities as needed in the business unit.
  6. Will participate in regional and monthly learning events to develop an understanding of the Company, Agri Stats and soft skills training.
  7. Must have a valid State Drivers License and be approved to drive a Company vehicle.

Minimum Education

  • Bachelors degree in Poultry Science, Animal Science or Agribusiness Management completed by the beginning of the program (June 2023)

Experience Requirements

  • 0-3 years experience.
  • Must have a valid driver's license with no points.
  • Good customer service skills.
  • Strong reading, math, writing communication skills (oral and written), analytical skills and a statistical background.

Experience Preferred

  • Prior management or experience working with live animals.

Environmental Factors and Physical Requirements

1. Must be physically able to work in all locations including hatcheries, feed mills, chicken houses and processing plants. 2. Exposed to seasonal weather conditions as well as significant amount of airborne dust, feathers, 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. 4. Exposure to chicken manure and associated odors, including ammonia, especially in the production houses. 5. Required to perform moderate physical exertion to include pushing pulling and lifting up to 75 lbs. 6. 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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