Industrial Engineering Intern - Spring 2022 in Raeford, NC at Butterball

Date Posted: 1/5/2022

Job Snapshot

Job Description

*This internship/Co-op will start in January of 2022 and end in either May or August of 2022. We would like the intern to work between 30-40hrs per week.*

Butterball, LLC, one of America’s most iconic brands, helps consumers celebrate Thanksgiving, bringing delicious turkeys to tables around the world. We are a vertically integrated company, which simply means we start with our farms and end at our consumers’ table. Located in the thriving Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina area, our business model gives us the opportunity to provide a diverse array of career opportunities and paths which include our farms, processing facilities and support offices. At Butterball, we aim to provide great-tasting foods that inspire joyful experiences and bring people together.

Jump start your career with Butterball! The industrial engineering intern position is meant to provide an encompassing experience through a variety of projects that support our business within the IE department. You will collaborate with the continuous improvement, industrial engineering, research & development, accounting, and operations teams.  Some of the work will be to evaluate processes, perform time studies, build direct labor standards, and provide labor calculations to feed product costs.


  • Projects - Main goals will be to assist the industrial engineering team with plant processes, production, and direct labor standards. The goals will align with those of the industrial engineering team’s yearly objectives. The project timeline will be structured to coincide with the time allotment for the internship.
  • Responsibilities – Work and communicate with personnel on the plant floor, operations management, research & development, and accounting. We will evaluate processes, perform time studies, build direct labor standards, and provide labor calculations to accounting.


  • Discipline: currently enrolled in at least sophomore year pursuing a degree in Industrial Engineering, Industrial Technology, Manufacturing Engineering Technology, or related discipline with a minimum 3.0 GPA.
  • Extracurricular: active participation in a campus or community organization.
  • Analytical skills: ability to interpret data and problem solve; proficiency in Microsoft Office suite, specifically Excel.
  • Communication: collaborative team player with strong verbal communication skills.
  • Project management: strong work ethic with ability to meet project deadlines.
  • Work: history of work prior to college and/or during college.


  • This internship will be located iat our Raeford, NC facility.


  • Real work experience in field of study
  • Experience/communication within multiple company functions
  • Networking opportunities
  • Professional development
  • Opportunity to enhance problem solving skills

EEO Statement:

Butterball, LLC is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to the fair and impartial treatment of all employees and applicants for employment without regard to gender, age, race, religion, color, national origin, physical or mental disability, military/veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, genetic information, marital status, parental status, pregnancy, or any other status protected by law.

Should you need assistance at any stage of the hiring process or would like to discuss potential accommodations related to applying for employment at Butterball, please contact us immediately. Your request for an accommodation will be kept confidential, will only be shared with individuals with a business need-to-know, and will not subject you to any adverse treatment.

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