Millsboro, Delaware

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. As part of this growth, we are searching for a dynamic and innovative new member to join our team in both Selbyville and Millsboro, Delaware, as a Management Trainee. 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. When our associates are successful, the company is successful.

During this comprehensive program, trainees will learn Mountaire Farms operating systems from raw material sourcing through product processing and distribution to our external customers. Management Trainees will follow a rotational schedule to learn Live Operations, Processing Operations as well as Sales and Support roles. Trainees will be challenged throughout the process to perform on-the-job tasks, complete assignments, demonstrate learning mastery, develop and demonstrate Situational Leadership competencies and gain a working knowledge of the operational excellence required in each facet of the organization. Through this program, trainees gain knowledge and experience required for promotion to management positions under the direction of experienced personnel by performing the duties listed below.

Position Responsibilities Include:

The trainee takes initiative and responsibility for his or her own success. The demonstrated commitment by the trainee to achieve results is central to taking full advantage of the Management Trainee Program opportunity. The trainee is expected to display the high degree of professionalism and meet the following responsibilities:
  • Develop an understanding of Mountaire's vertically integrated processes within Live Operations, Processing Operations, and Sales / Support.
  • Actively engage in a 50-week rotational schedule that follows the process flow of vertical integration
  • Meet and exceed department learning objectives in an effective, efficient manner
  • Observe experienced workers to acquire knowledge of methods, processes, procedures, and standards required for performance of departmental duties
  • Complete projects as required in a high-quality, timely basis
  • Actively participate in progress reviews after the completion of each department training
  • Demonstrate a professional approach to work at all times
  • Maintain a positive attitude
  • Demonstrate a problem-solving, creative approach to challenges and obstacles
  • Build mutual understanding and respect among individuals and across all areas of the business
  • Participate in multiple leadership development courses throughout the training program
  • 0-3 years of experience
  • Associates or Bachelor's degree in Animal Science, Poultry Science, Food Science, Business Management or related majors.
  • Must have a valid driver's license
  • Internship experience within agriculture preferred
  • Must be willing to travel (local and overnight)

Millsboro, Delaware

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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