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Continuous Improvement Intern


Dillon, SC, US, 29536

Req ID:  2360
Job Function:  Administrative/Clerical

Perdue Foods is part of Perdue Farms, a family-owned company heading into it's second century of growth and innovation. With a goal of becoming the most trusted name in premium proteins, we create products for consumers and for retail and foodservice customers around the globe, while changing the way animals are raised for food.



The successful candidate will gain practical hands-on experience in Continuous Improvement and Operations Management through project work in a manufacturing environment. The position will broaden the individual skill set allowing for flexibility with career options and increasing levels of responsibility. Knowledge and understanding of Continuous Improvement and Operations Management will be obtained through various process improvement activities which may include project implementation, process studies, data analysis, team facilitation, presentations, and training.

Principal and Essential Duties & Responsibilities

Conduct specific process studies to understand the root couse of issues and work with teams to solve those issues. Analyze data and summearize it into meaningful presentations. Build a fundamental knowledge of Lean Manufacturing principles and Six sigma. Learn to become a trainer of continuous imporvement concepts and methodologies. Co-Facilitate Kaizen events and projects. 
Assists production staff to ensure product quality and integrity, and ensures all finished product meets or exceeds customer requirements.

Assists in maintaining an environment that is conducive to retaining associates. Consistently administers company policies and procedures.

Minimum Education

Junior or Senior currently pursuing a Bachelors degree in Business Administration, Agriculture, Poultry Science, Animal Science or related field.  Prefer GPA is 3.0 or higher.

Experience Requirements

Must be proficient in Microsoft Office.

May be required to travel to other facilities and plants for meetings and/or business.

Authorization to work in the United States without sponsorship is required.

Experience Preferred
Environmental Factors and Physical Requirements

Ability to work for 8 hours or more in a stationary position or travel on a wet, moist, dry, greasy floors which may include metal or plastic grating surfaces with up to 4 hours in a single interval.

Ability to work from various types of ladders and/or stairs.

Exposure to and work in temperatures of less than -40 degrees and 75 degrees with ambient humidity. Noise exposure of 110 db, and light intensity range of 50 to 100 foot candles.

Bending, twisting, lifting up to 50 lbs, reaching, sitting, and
grasping varies in repetitions, distance, degrees, angle, weight, heights, longest interval of time, objects grasped, and body positions depending upon the maintenance task required. Exposure to chlorinated water (50 ppm, ammonia vapors ) 5 ppm, dry ice, caustic detergents, lubricating oils, hydraulic oils, and other chemicals found in a poultry processing plant.

Must use and / or wear protective and safety equipment required for the job.




Perdue Farms, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.


Nearest Major Market: Florence
Nearest Secondary Market: South Carolina