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Production Internship

About this Job:

BASIC FUNCTIONS:

Carthage System/Professional Swine Management offers opportunities for undergraduate students interested in pursuing careers in swine production to participate in commercial sow production in large, modern swine facilities.  Students will be provided the opportunity to work hands-on in commercial facilities, learning about the overall production and management processes.  Students will have the opportunity to learn new skills, enhance knowledge in the swine industry, practice standard farm processes and put skills learned in the classroom into use on a day-to-day basis.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Production training and development
  • Active hands-on learning in a swine operation
  • Participation in learning development activities, cultural and social activities
  • Learn the concept of daily/weekly work plans for farm
  • Comply with company Standard Operating Procedures (SOPS)
  • Assist in caring for animals daily, including water, feed and management
  • Train on and completes the internship training program
  • Maintain accurate number integrity for record keeping
  • Train on proper body condition scoring
  • Assist in general maintenance and upkeep of buildings, grounds and equipment
  • Learn from managers expectations of daily walk throughs on the farm
  • Work with team members to ensure cleanliness and sanitation in the work area
  • Comply with the practices and principals of biosecurity to safeguard the life and health of the swine herd
  • Assist in ensuring the welfare of all animals
  • Assists with other duties as assigned
Requirement:

EDUCATION & WORK EXPERIENCE:
• Preference of at least 2 years education in Animal Science or other related field AND
• Related experience in swine/animal production AND
• Leadership experience

Knowledge and Skills:
• Ability to work independently
• Self-organization and motivation
• Strong work ethic and problem solving skills
• Good written and verbal communication skills

Mental and Physical Requirements:
• Demonstrate ability to excel within an accelerated work environment
• Possess the motivation to work within a team based work environment
• Ability to work with limited supervision
• Ability to sit, stand, bend, kneel, walk for extended periods of time & lift 50 lbs

Interns receive:
• Competitive pay
• Housing assistance
• Training in all ascpects of commercial swine production

Salary:
Experience:
2 years
How to apply:

For consideration, submit a resume to: Human Resources, PO Box 220, Carthage, IL 62321.

Apply online by clicking HERE to fill out the web application.

OR to email a cover letter and resume, click on the BLUE “Apply for this Job” button . Please state Professional Swine Management the job title as the subject of your email application.