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MIT Intern

Date:  Feb 25, 2023

Sioux Center, IA, US, 51250

Req ID:  64784
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.


Responsible for helping implement new manufacturing systems. Tasks will include ERP administration, equipment deployment, label design, barcode development and other basic help desk tasks as needed.

Principal and Essential Duties & Responsibilities

Assists the Systems Administrator with implementing new technologies and systems throughout the facility. Will work to help deploy new equipment and software, while also testing systems prior to deployment to ensure functionality.


Assists in root cause analysis of current problems causing downtime, as well as helping implement efficient solutions.


Assists in label design and barcode development to ensure production labels meet internal quality standards.

Minimum Education

High School Diploma

Currently pursuing further education in Computer Science. 

Experience Requirements

Must be proficient in Microsoft Office.

Database Experience

Programming Experience

Computer Hardware Experience

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.

Experience Preferred

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: Sioux Falls