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Perdue Farms, Inc. Operations Management Trainee in Perry, Georgia

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.


Start planning Summer 2021 NOW! We are hiring plant operations interns for our Summer Intern Program. Our interns will be responsible for the day-to-day assistance in the supervision of production associates to achieve required production and quality standards in a safe, efficient, and effective manner, and assisting in promoting and maintaining positive working relationships within the production group.


  • 10 Week Summer Program - this rotational internship gives you exposure to various roles within the facility that you are assigned

  • Hands on learning and exposure to various levels of leadership within Perdue

  • Competitive Wages

  • Summer Housing Stipend

Principal and Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  1. 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.

  2. Assists production staff to ensure product quality and integrity, and ensures all finished product meets or exceeds customer requirements.

  3. Assists in maintaining an environment that is conducive to retaining associates. Consistently administers company policies and procedures.

  4. 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

  • Rising Junior or Senior currently pursuing a Bachelors degree in Business Administration, Agriculture, Poultry Science, Animal Science or related field.

Ideal Candidate

  • 3.0 GPA or higher

  • Will be proficient in Microsoft Office.

  • 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.

Environmental Factors and Physical Requirements

  1. May need to move light equipment or supplies from one place to another. 2. May need to access files, supplies and equipment. 3. When in a plant environment: Exposure primarily consists of wet and moist floors which include metal and plastic grating surfaces. May be exposed to temperatures of 28 degrees to 100 degrees Fahrenheit with both ambient and 100% humidity. May handle product 25 degrees to 50 degrees Fahrenheit. May be exposed to noise ranges of 50 db to 110 db. May be exposed to all chemicals used in poultry, food, processing facility. Must wear and use protective and safety equipment required for the job as directed by the Company.

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.