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 Princess Anne, MD 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.
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.
Primary Project: Following instruction from Hatchery Management, perform studies on the variations between male and female chicks to gain insight on the impact of Gender Identification.
- Gender ID Study: Gather data and perform analysis to determine the impact of gender identification on chick weight, uniformity, quality and one-week mortality
- Weight male and female chicks from the same flocks to determine average chick weight and have comparable data for females versus males
- Observe processed males and females from the same flock to analyze any quality differences
- Perform analysis on one-week mortality data to look at overall mortality of males vs females and individual flock mortality of males vs females
- Calibration of Incubators and Hatchers: Assist management in the calibration of incubators and hatchers and adjust to ensure proper temperatures are achieved
- Moisture Loss Study – weigh eggs from 3 different age groups on day 1 of incubation and again on day 18 of incubation to determine moisture loss. Relate that loss to the machine wet bulb setpoint.
- Quickly learn and understand the incubation process
- Work in a team environment and take direction
- Fluent in Microsoft Word and Excel
- Work fluctuating schedule to cover assignments
- Work in the hatchery environment, which is hot and dusty in areas
- Stand/walk on concrete for 8+ hours
- Valid Driver’s License
- Must be currently enrolled and pursuing an Associate#39;s or Bachelor#39;s degree at an accredited College or University
Internship Type: On-Site
Schedule: Day Shift, Monday – Friday (Varying Hours)