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Hatchery Internship - Siler City, NC (Summer 2021) in Siler City NC

Mountaire Farms
Title: 
Hatchery Internship - Siler City, NC (Summer 2021)
Date: 
10/15/2020
Job ID: 
204401
Location: 
Siler City NC
Degree: 
Not Specified
Salary: 
Not Specified
Job Types:
Hatchery, Intern - Live Prod./Agri., Miller
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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 Siler City, NC 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 direction from Hatchery Management. Conduct trials and studies that would benefit hatch
and chick quality for the facility.

  • 26-30 Week Flocks in Single Stage (SS) VS Multi Stage (MS) Incubation Study: conduct trials comparing different incubation from the two types of Chick Master Incubators to determine effects on hatch and 7-day mortality.

    • Ensure proper placement of eggs in incubators, monitor SS/ MS Setters for 19 days of incubation, supervise transfer of eggs into hatchers.
    • Perform hatch residue “breakout” to measure hatch performance.
    • Record chicks at processing and verify correct placement to measure 7-day mortality.
    • Collect all related data from each individual trials and submit final report and conclusion.
  • Effect of lower setter temperatures in single stage machines on older flocks: Conduct trials comparing different set points in setters
    • Analyze chick timing
    • Record egg temperatures in setters and hatchers
    • Collect 7-day mortality and HOF
  • Egg Candling / Hatch Residue Breakouts: Assist with current egg candling programs to provide data to breeders on fertility. Conduct hatch residue breakouts to evaluate effectiveness of incubation equipment and programs; recording data and compiling results.
  • Operation Overview – work with each department / crew within the hatchery. Developing a complete understanding of the processes involved.
    • Egg inventory / sets
    • Set / Sanitation crew
    • Processing crew
    • Chick delivery


Required Skills

  • Ability to quickly learn and understand the flow and process involved throughout the hatchery.
  • Efficient in Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Follow directions from Hatchery management to complete needed trials / studies.
  • Able to work fluctuating schedules to complete assigned tasks based upon production schedules in the hatchery.
  • Able to lift up to 50 lbs. on a routine basis.
  • Work in the hatchery environment, which can be hot and dusty.
  • 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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