Live Production Summer Intern

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Description/Job Summary

The student will be required to spend a minimum of 135 hours on the job site learning about the Company and the career possibilities in the poultry industry.  The student will be assigned a project to complete during the time spent in the operations.



  1. Work directly with the Live Production Manager on all assignments.
  2. Work directly with Flock Advisors and assigned contract producers to improve company profitability and competitive position by implementing production programs and documenting producer compliance at each visit to the farm.
  3. Maintain route compliance to Poultry Welfare, Food Safety, and Environmental "Best Management Practices", to maintain a strong brand image.
  4. Support other departments within the company that are impacted by the producers on assigned route by maintaining good open lines of communication between all parties.
  5. The ability to monitor chick placements, bird weights, flock movement,  mortality, and feed inventories.  The ability to asses bird health, administer proper field vaccinations, prescribe treatment, and perform various testing on birds to identify disease and relay finding to management.
  6. Demonstrate competency with poultry health and disease as it relates to poultry production.
  7. Act in a professional and courteous manner at all times upholding professional and positive work image for self and Perdue Farms.
  8. Comply and follow company requirements regarding bio-security, food safety, and poultry welfare programs and policies at all times.
  9. Manage company vehicle and operate in a safe manner complying with all Perdue, State, and Federal requirements/polices at all times.
  10. Maintain safe working environment.

Preferred Experience


Required Education

Strong reading, math, writing, communication skills (oral and written)  analytical skills, a statistical background. College Student at least going into their Sophmore year and open to any major.  

Required Qualifications

License – Must have a valid Drivers License with no points. Certified copy of State Driver’s Record.
Planning – an ability to think ahead.
Problem Solving – ability to analyze and resolve problems at a functional level.
Technical Skills – knowledge of and ability to implement modern processes & techniques and quality improvement processes.
Customer Satisfaction – knowledge of and ability to provide a strong customer orientation.
Communication – ability to communicate to all levels of the organization including producers and a commitment to excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
Commitment – dedication and commitment to company values.
Safety – ability, knowledge and commitment to put safety of above everything else while achieving established goals.


Perdue family of companies is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer committed to hiring a diverse workforce.
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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.