Hatchery Internship - Princess Anne, MD (Summer 2021) in Princess Anne MD

Mountaire Farms
Hatchery Internship - Princess Anne, MD (Summer 2021)
Job ID: 
Princess Anne MD
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Job Types:
Hatchery, Intern - Live Prod./Agri., Miller

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.

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 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.

Required Skills

  • 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
Compensation: $15.00/hour
Schedule: Day Shift, Monday – Friday (Varying Hours)

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