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SCADA Automation Engineer

Tyson Foods

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Posted on 08/10/2022

Location

Springdale, AR, USA

Description

Job Description

Are you ready to join an innovative team where you will have direct influence on game-changing strategies and solutions for one of the world’s largest food companies?  Looking for a role where you can combine your passion for automation, process optimization, and an interest in all things technical?  Wanting to be both strategic and hands-on?  Thrive on partnering with talented colleagues and delivering as a team?  If so … keep reading!

 

The Automation Methods and Optimization team is a start-up team at Tyson Foods that is responsible for identifying automation and process improvement opportunities, performing financial modeling, driving the automation roadmap, and executing automation projects.  We will also define and facilitate a governance model to ensure we leverage Tyson's full scale as a Fortune 100 company as we engage external partners and suppliers, simplify our automation solution catalog, and help streamline supportability and solution maintenance.

 

The Automation Engineer will play a crucial role in defining a Smart Factory strategy, developing real-time production visualizations to Tysons many manufacturing facilities, and working with business partners to improve production processes through technology.  If you love bringing order and organization to the table, breaking ground on new process while optimizing existing processes, using data to glean insights and inform decision making, and partnering across multiple functions and organizations to deliver together, this could be a great fit for you.

 

Responsibilities

  • Define, implement, manage processes and standards regarding automation solutions across the entire Tyson enterprise
  • Partner with business operations, engineering, and IT to define key KPIs that lead to improvements in the manufacturing process.
  • Develop real-time production visualizations that can be used to monitor performance against KPI’s.
  • Propose processes and controls related to equipment purchases and assist in the governance of these processes (i.e. procurement controls)
  • Define solution design documentation templates and setup documentation repositories for automation solutions
  • Document the technical design of automation solutions in partnership with engineering, business operations, and IT
  • Partner with industry leading technology companies and emerging technology startups to source and apply the new technologies
  • The position entails rigorous process discipline and documentation practices as well as excellent cross-functional communication skills to assure functionality, safety, reliability, and quality of the product.
  • This position may require up to 25% of travel

 

Requirements

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial/Mechanical/Electrical/Computer Engineering or Computer Information Systems equivalent degree or education
  • Up to 3 years of direct related experience in manufacturing and production environments with an emphasis on process optimization
  • An organized and process-minded approach to solving problems
  • Strong documentation skills with experience documenting technical or production solutions as well as creating standard templates for repeated use
  • Expertise setting up and managing shared document repositories
  • Ability to gather, organize/model data, and glean insights from it to make decisions
  • Proficient in the use of data visualization platforms such as Power BI or Data Studio
  • Proficient in the use of process mapping software and tools (mind-mapping tools, Visio, etc.)
  • Excellent skills in standard computer software including spreadsheet and presentation software
  • Ability to clearly “tell the story” and tailor your messaging to partners, leadership, and stakeholders including executive levels of leadership
  • Ability to mentor team members to grow in their own career and impact
  • Ability to lead a team of others towards a common goal and achieve successful outcomes
  • Understanding of interdependencies between technology, operations, and engineering
  • Understanding and knowledge of food production processes and solutions is desired
  • Working knowledge and experience in industrial robotics and artificial intelligence and their application in a production environment
  • Ability to work with industrial Internet of Things (IoT) devices and their deployment at scale
  • Advanced problem-solving skills with the ability to operate within complex situations, break them down, and work with others to define the path forward

Major Duties & Responsibilities

Responsibilities

  • Define, implement, manage processes and standards regarding automation solutions across the entire Tyson enterprise
  • Partner with business operations, engineering, and IT to define key KPIs that lead to improvements in the manufacturing process.
  • Develop real-time production visualizations that can be used to monitor performance against KPI’s.
  • Propose processes and controls related to equipment purchases and assist in the governance of these processes (i.e. procurement controls)
  • Define solution design documentation templates and setup documentation repositories for automation solutions
  • Document the technical design of automation solutions in partnership with engineering, business operations, and IT
  • Partner with industry leading technology companies and emerging technology startups to source and apply the new technologies
  • The position entails rigorous process discipline and documentation practices as well as excellent cross-functional communication skills to assure functionality, safety, reliability, and quality of the product.
  • This position may require up to 25% of travel

Minimum Skills & Abilities

Requirements

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial/Mechanical/Electrical/Computer Engineering or Computer Information Systems equivalent degree or education
  • Up to 3 years of direct related experience in manufacturing and production environments with an emphasis on process optimization
  • An organized and process-minded approach to solving problems
  • Strong documentation skills with experience documenting technical or production solutions as well as creating standard templates for repeated use
  • Expertise setting up and managing shared document repositories
  • Ability to gather, organize/model data, and glean insights from it to make decisions
  • Proficient in the use of data visualization platforms such as Power BI or Data Studio
  • Proficient in the use of process mapping software and tools (mind-mapping tools, Visio, etc.)
  • Excellent skills in standard computer software including spreadsheet and presentation software
  • Ability to clearly “tell the story” and tailor your messaging to partners, leadership, and stakeholders including executive levels of leadership
  • Ability to mentor team members to grow in their own career and impact
  • Ability to lead a team of others towards a common goal and achieve successful outcomes
  • Understanding of interdependencies between technology, operations, and engineering
  • Understanding and knowledge of food production processes and solutions is desired
  • Working knowledge and experience in industrial robotics and artificial intelligence and their application in a production environment
  • Ability to work with industrial Internet of Things (IoT) devices and their deployment at scale
  • Advanced problem-solving skills with the ability to operate within complex situations, break them down, and work with others to define the path forward

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