Operations Intern - Summer 2019

Smithfield Foods, Inc. Saint Charles , IL 60174

Posted 7 days ago

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.

Responsibilities

Responsibilities and tasks are written as follows:

  • 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.

  • Create formal proposals and presentations to various levels of management.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. May perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals to perform the essential functions.

  • Agribusiness, Meat Science, Food Science, Animal Science or related major.

  • Must have completed your sophomore year in college.

  • Must be in good academic standing

  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.

  • Experience working with Microsoft Excel, Word, and PowerPoint.

  • Willingness to learn and work in a team environment.

  • Proactive thinker and self-motivated.

  • Strong time, project, and organizational management skills.

  • The ability to work independently.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those an employee should possess to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.

  • Specific vision abilities required include close vision, distance vision and ability to adjust focus.

  • Frequently required to stand; walk; use hands, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and talk or hear.

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • The plant environment will include wet or humid conditions (non-weather related), extreme cold and heat (non-weather related), working near moving mechanical parts, exposure to fumes or airborne particles, and chemicals.

  • Noise level in the work environment is usually moderate but can be loud when in the production area.

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.


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Operations Intern - Summer 2019

Smithfield Foods, Inc.