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Intern - Fresh Meats FSQA

SUMMARY: As a FSQA Summer Intern, this opportunity will give you exposure and experience in various aspects of the FSQA operations in a meat processing plant setting. The intern will be expected to conduct job tasks similar to and along side other FSQA techs and production team members on the actual shop floor. This position may require the holder to work various shifts during the intern period, as deemed by the FSQA manager, in order to learn additional facets of the operation. Duties include learning and understanding of the FSQA programs, specifications, labeling, HACCP, and regulatory requirements. In this position basic leadership skills will be learned in communication, problem resolution, plant processing, and cross training in other departments within the facility. Other duties may include special projects assigned by the FSQA manager, computer applications, and statistical process control.


Education: Students must be enrolled in a degree program from an accredited university; agriculture related degree preferred.

Experience: Knowledge of agriculture, meat industry experience preferred.

Communication Skills: Strong written and verbal communication skills.

Special Skills: Must have the ability and willingness to work in a fast paced environment. Good attendance and a winning attitude required. Also, must be willing and able to work rotating shifts in a cold or hot environment with long periods of standing.

Position Specific Requirements: Location is still to be determined but this position will be located at one of Tyson's beef, pork or PPI plants within the Midwest. This is a 10-12 week Internship and is tentatively scheduled to start middle May and end middle of August. Must be enrolled in a college or university with degree-seeking status. Housing assistance is available for qualified candidates