Siler City, North Carolina

Mountaire Farms is a vertically integrated agricultural company headquartered in Millsboro, DE. Over the last decade we have seen significant growth in our business and have established a reputable brand in over 80 countries worldwide.

Each summer we welcome over 30 interns across our organization in multiple facets of the business. We are searching for a college student or recent college graduate to join our team as a Hatchery Intern for our Mount Vernon, NC complex for Summer 2021. We are looking for an individual who values hard work, fresh ideas, and a commitment to Operational Excellence. At Mountaire we value trust, respect for each other, communication and sharing information.

Internship Objective
To provide a meaningful work experience over a period of 10 weeks which is mutually beneficial to the Company and the successful intern candidate. Interns will be assigned a mentor and a project to be completed during their assignment. Interns will perform additional assignments; however, completion of the project will be the primary objective for the work experience.

Job Requirements
Primary Project: Following direction from Hatchery Management. Conduct trials and studies that would benefit hatch
and chick quality for the facility.
  • Single Stage (SS) Incubation Profile Study: conduct trials comparing different incubation stage programs to determine effects to hatch and 7-day mortality.
    • Ensure proper placement of eggs in incubators, monitor SS Setters for 19 days of incubation, supervise transfer of eggs into hatchers.
    • Perform hatch residue "breakout" to measure hatch performance.
    • Record chicks at processing and verify correct placement to measure 7-day mortality.
    • Collect all related data from each individual trial and submit final report and conclusion.
  • Operation Overview - work with each department / crew within the hatchery to developing a complete understanding of the processes involved.
    • Egg inventory / sets
    • Set / Sanitation crew
    • Processing crew
    • Chick delivery

Required Skills
  • Ability to quickly learn and understand the flow and process involved throughout the hatchery.
  • Efficient in Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Follow directions from Hatchery management to complete needed trials / studies.
  • Able to work fluctuating schedules to complete assigned tasks based upon production schedules in the hatchery.
  • Able to lift up to 50 lbs. on a routine basis.
  • Work in the hatchery environment, which can be hot and dusty.
  • Valid Driver's License
  • Must be currently enrolled and pursuing an Associate's or Bachelor's degree at an accredited College or University

Internship Type: On-Site
Compensation: $15.00/hour
Schedule: Day Shift, Monday - Friday (Varying Hours)

Siler City, North Carolina

Mountaire Farms is the sixth largest chicken producer, serving markets in 46 states in the US and more than 80 countries around the world. With operations in Maryland, Delaware, Virginia, North Carolina and Arkansas, Mountaire Farms continues to adhere to the highest standards of quality control and operational excellence. As a fast growing company with almost 10,000 employees, we are also firmly committed to providing a stable, consistent work environment. At Mountaire, we recognize that consumers are more aware of where their food comes from than ever before. We continually strive to deliver high-quality products to our customers, and we have implemented science-based best practices throughout our vertically integrated process with this goal in mind. From the start of this process on our breeder farms, through the hatchery, growing and production operations – we are committed to the health and welfare of our birds and, ultimately, our consumers.

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