Operations Intern-Perry Harvest Plant

Date:  May 22, 2024

Perry, GA, US, 31069

Req ID:  70176
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 actively seeking a hardworking, energetic, self-starter to join our Operations team in Perry, GA as an Operations Intern. Perdue's 10-week Summer Internship program is designed to combine knowledge learned in the classroom with meaningful, real-world experiences.


Our operations intern will become familiar with the workflow of plant operations and giving you learning and shadowing opportunities across plant teams and departments. The internship will be tailored to the interests of the intern and experience level to maximize the learning experience. The intern will be fully immersed and actively participate in all aspects of business in an operational facility.



  • 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

  • Assists the Team Leader and the Shift Leader in the daily tasks such as training, providing work direction and development of subordinates to meet operating, safety, and quality requirements within the department / area.
  • Assists production staff to ensure product quality and integrity, and ensures all finished product meets or exceeds customer requirements.
  • Assists in maintaining an environment that is conducive to retaining associates. Consistently administers company policies and procedures.
  • Rotates through various functions in fresh or cook plants during the course of training which may include Live Haul, Wastewater, Accounting, Human Resources, Receiving, Dressing, Evisceration, Giblet Packing, Grading, Cut Up, Stretch Bag, Deboning, 28 Degree Cooler, Box Room, Weight/Price/Label and Shipping departments.

Minimum Education


  • Must be enrolled in an accredited four-year institution pursuing a bachelor's degree.



  • Degree in Supply Chain, Manufacturing, Engineering, Production Management, Business or Business Administration, Animal Science, Poultry Science, Agriculture, Occupational Safety and Environmental Health
  • 3.0 GPA or higher

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.


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