Summer Intern - Live Operations - Hatchery - Millsboro, DE in Millsboro DE

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Mountaire Farms
Summer Intern - Live Operations - Hatchery - Millsboro, DE
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Millsboro DE
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Job Types:
Intern - Live Prod./Agri., Intern - Manufacturing
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Job Requirements

Primary Project: Following instruction from Hatchery Management, perform studies on variables that impact the quality of chicks produced by the Hatchery. These include:

  • Temperature Study: Monitor and record egg shell/chick body temperatures from the period of egg delivery through delivery to the farm

    • Follow the same eggs through the hatch process, calculating and recording the percentage of hatched chicks and chick quality

    • Observe chicks being processed identify “weak” lots which relate back to out of range temperatures and corrections

    • Record where chicks are delivered to follow early (7 day) mortality correlation

  • Moisture Loss Trials: Track egg weights from time of set until 18 days old to determine the percentage of moisture loss

  • Incubation Analysis: Complete various quality control checks to determine potential incubation issues

    • Including but not limited to setter profiles, egg packs, turning angle checks, CFMs

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

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