Intern - Feed manufacturing (paid internship)

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Job Title: Intern - Feed manufacturing (paid internship)
Location: rheems, PA, Mid-Atlantic United States, USA

Company: The Wenger Group
Industry Sector: Agribusiness
Industry Type: Feed Nutrition
Job Type: Full Time
Salary: Competitive
Job Description:


Opportunity to work in and be part of a large and expanding regional feed mill.  This position will allow the candidate to receive hands on experience and the opportunity to apply critical thinking skills and recommend changes to current procedures.   This person will have the opportunity to work in different animal species feed mills and a soy processing plant.

The ideal candidate would have an interest in areas such as feed manufacturing, agricultural business and animal nutrition.

In this internship you will operate the manual and computer automated systems required to receive ingredients, mix feed through hand adds, batching and pelleting and potentially engage in the operation of certain equipment. In addition to feed manufacturing this internship would provide the opportunity to perform inventory management, appropriate maintenance and repair on production related equipment as well as housekeeping activities. Interns are responsible for compliance with all company policies, local, state and federal policies, laws and regulations.

Milling Operations

  • Develop knowledge in animal nutrition and how ingredients interact with milling and grinding process through formulation to produced defined feed types
  • Learn grain testing procedures such as DON testing; dockage; moisture, bushel weight and foreign material
  • Perform the function of "hand-adds," the manual addition of feed ingredients and accurate recording of medication and vitamin usage.
  • Clean and perform routine housekeeping of the mill.
  • Perform general mechanical duties.
  • Control and monitor feed production through the computer center; Routing and Batching.
  • Learn pellet mill operation.
  • Effectively operate grinding equipment.
  • Receive daily shipments of grain and ingredients by truck & rail. 

 Ingredient and Inventory Management

  • Maintain bag inventories, stacked and orderly.
  • Monitor and keep accurate ingredient/grain inventories.
  • Participate in periodic bulk inventories.
  • Navigate, use and understand applicable feed manufacturing software.
  • Monitor usage reports and operational records as needed.
  • Perform other duties as determined by supervision.


  • Working toward a degree in agriculture or manufacturing.
  • Accumulated solid foundation of general work experience.
  • Knowledge of feed manufacturing equipment operation and maintenance preferred.
  • Ability to operate various types of machinery and heavy equipment preferred.


  • Ability to work both with close supervision and independently
  • Ability to understand and follow Food Safety Standards - FSMA and SQF, Federal and State regulations
  • Knowledge of feed manufacturing techniques
  • Demonstrated math and critical thinking skills
  • Demonstrates Wenger's Core Values
  • Demonstrated computer skills, including MS Word and Excel, and Powerpoint.
  • Demonstrated oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to work in an effective and efficient manner
  • Ability to work well with others
  • Promotes teamwork
  • Positive attitude
  • Adaptable to change
  • Demonstrates safe behavior and ability to follow policies and procedures
  • Demonstrated mechanical ability
  • Demonstrated problem solving skills
  • Ability to operate various types of machinery and heavy equipment


  • Ability to lift up to 60 lbs. repeatedly and up to 100 lbs. on occasion
  • Ability to climb ladders and work in high places
  • Ability to work in confined spaces
  • Ability to work in dusty conditions

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Job Post Date: 01/30/24
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