JBS USA INTERN-SUMMER 2018 in Kersey, Colorado


Location: KUNER FEEDLOT, Kersey, CO

Job Code: 640

of Openings: 2


*WHEN APPLYING FOR INTERN, PLEASE SPECIFY FEEDYARD LOCATION (Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Colorado, Idaho, Arizona or Any/All) AND DEPARTMENT PREFERENCE (Cattle, Feed, Mill, Yard or Any/All).

JOB TITLE: Feed Yard Intern

REPORTS TO: Department Manager (as assigned)

FLSA STATUS: Hourly, Ag exempt


Learns and performs the daily operation of feed mill, feeding department, cattle department and yard operations for completion of internship. Performs the following duties:

INTERNSHIPS: All Five Rivers feedyards offer opportunities to gain real-life experience in all aspects of the cattle feeding industry. We have four departments in each feedyard.

  • Feed Delivery – Interns will learn to recognize various feed rations and understand their impact on cattle performance.
  • Feed Mill – Learn feed manufacturing and production. Receive commodities, maintain feed quality and manage production output.
  • Animal Health – Process cattle and learn best practices for healthy cattle management.
  • Yard Maintenance and Environment – Learn yard upkeep and environmental compliance.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Internship rotation through Mill and Feeding, Cattle and Yard Operations. Duties will vary based on internship parameters and fulfilling needs of the feed yard.
  • Complies with applicable OSHA, FDA, and EPA regulations; maintains appropriate compliance records.
  • Sets a positive example by modeling safe work practices and following safety rules and policies.
  • May participate in department meetings and special projects as they apply to internship for the benefit of Five Rivers.


  • In progress: Undergraduate degree in a related field.
  • Knowledge of Word Processing software; Spreadsheet software and Database software.
  • Valid driver’s license.
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.
  • Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.
  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.
  • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.


Expected to coordinate projects, manage difficult or emotional employee situations, participate in meetings, understand business implications of decisions, work within approved budget, develop and implement cost saving measures, conserve organizational resources, demonstrate knowledge of EEO policy, adapt to changes in the work environment, exhibit sound and accurate judgment, observe safety and security procedures, and report potentially unsafe conditions.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to airborne particles. The employee is frequently exposed to work near moving mechanical parts and outdoor weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud. The employee is frequently required to climb or balance and is exposed to work in high, precarious places.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Employee is required to adhere to the department demands as assigned, i.e. Mill: wear hardhat; eye, ear and respiratory protection daily.