Smithfield Foods

Operations Intern - Summer 2018

ID
2017-6821
US-VA-Smithfield | US-VA-Smithfield | US-IA-Orange city | US-CO-Denver
Category
Internships
Type
Intern
FLSA Status
Non-Exempt
Shift
Corporate - Day Shift

Overview

The Smithfield internship program offers students a paid opportunity to work in an environment that fosters real-life experiences, explores career options and applies your education.  You will become a part of key management meetings and participate in meaningful projects.  Our goal is to provide a working environment that not only encourages creativity, but offers equality, diversity, mutual respect and productivity.  Our summer internships are typically 10 weeks. 

 

 

EEO/AA Information

Smithfield is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action (EEO/AA) Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with disability, or any other protected group status or non-job related characteristic as directed by law.

Responsibilities

  • You will have exposure and the opportunity to broaden your skills through impactful work, mentored relationships, and will gain real world exposure to different disciplines on Smithfield operations team.
  • Rotate within the different departments of the Operations function in our plants to gain perspective in: Maximizing Yields & Efficiencies, Maintaining Product Quality, Customer Service Standards, Employee Safety & Ergonomics, and Employee Relations through a “hands-on” learning experience.
  • Gain knowledge and understanding of yields, plant efficiencies, operations procedures, USDA/HACCP regulations, and OSHA Standards and utilize these to plan and direct cost savings, quality, and yield improvement projects. 
  • Work with and through management to develop and implement actions that protect company assets and profitability.
  • Learn project and management skills as well as personnel management skills. 
  • This internship will focus on our pet health division in Smithfield's Premium Pet Health production plant.

Qualifications

  • Agbusiness, AgEcon, Agri-Industry, Meat Science or Industrial Engineering major preferred
  • Must have completed your sophomore year in college
  • Must have excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Must have working experience with Microsoft applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Must have the willingness to learn and work in a team environment
  • Must be a proactive thinker and self-motivated

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