Smithfield Hog Procurement Intern - Summer 2018 in Sioux Falls, South Dakota

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.

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.

Responsibilities

  • 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's Hog Procurement team.

  • Learn the hog receiving duties, including identification, segregation, and documentation processes at the plant.

  • Maintain relationships with truck drivers and co-workers to ensure proper animal handling.

  • Participate in weekly Wednesday market calls, bi-weekly Procurement calls, and monthly Huddle meetings.

  • Assist in meat quality tests as the testing/internship overlap allows.

  • Spend time with supervisors in different departments of the plant, gaining a perspective on how departments work together.

  • The Procurement Department office is climate controlled. You will be exposed to current weather conditions as they affect the environment of the livestock facilities. Normal conditions that accompany a livestock harvesting facility should be expected.

  • Will spend time with live animals in a barn setting.

Qualifications

  • Animal Science, Ag Business, or Ag Econ major preferred

  • Must have completed your sophomore year in college

  • Must have excellent communication skills, both written and verbal

  • Must have working experience with Microsoft applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

  • Must have the willingness to learn and work in a team environment

  • Must be a proactive thinker and self-motivated

Work Environment

The Procurement Department office is climate controlled. You will be exposed to current weather conditions as they affect the environment of the livestock facilities. Normal conditions that accompany a livestock harvesting facility should be expected.

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ID2017-6877

Job LocationsUS-SD-Sioux Falls | US-SD-Sioux Falls

CategoryInternships

TypeIntern

FLSA StatusNon-Exempt

ShiftCorporate - Day Shift