Tyson Foods Senior Manager Engineering - Controls in Dakota Dunes, South Dakota


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Job Description:

SUMMARY: This position is responsible for leading a cross-discipline technical team of engineers and programmers in the development and implementation of automation control systems for all Tyson Fresh Meats facilities. This role will plan,coordinate, direct, and design project related team activities and/or provide administrative direction and support for daily operational activities of the controls team. The candidate will be skilled in manufacturing automation design, integration, troubleshooting, engineering, programming and consulting.

Other requirements include: accomplish systems analysis task within multiple projects or business units, have intermediate knowledge of controls systems design. Be able to complete complex coding requirements within project time constraints and be willing to support installed control systems for emergency purposes outside of normal business hours.


Education: A degree in Engineering, Computer Science, Information Systems or equivalent experience. P.E. license a plus but not required.

Experience: 7+ years of programming experience with an ability to program PLC, HMI and SCADA controls systems; a background in reading electrical control schematics; developing sequence of operations and converting into automation code; capable of making significant enhancement, troubleshooting and testing for existing applications.

Communication Skills: Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Computer Skills: Windows Operating Systems, Microsoft Office and Visio, PLC and HMI. Programming Languages: Proficient in one or more languages including Unity, Ignition, iFix and Vijeo Designer for the Schneider Electric PLC platforms and/or the Control Logix suite of software for the Allen-Bradley platforms.

Specific Skills: Advanced programming and design skills in PLC, HMI and SCADA systems, above average mentoring and leadership skills, advanced understanding of multiple business areas and intermediate knowledge in the ANSI/ISA standards. Strong troubleshooting skills in the above areas and willingness to support facilities 24/7.

Supervisory: Direct a group of team members in project deliverables.

Travel: 10-12 trips per year. Engineer must be willing to travel to job sites for startup of control systems as needed.

Facility Name (Location):

Dakota Dunes Corp

Pay Type:



Senior Manager Engineering - Controls


Dakota Dunes





Job Function:

Engineering/Manufacturing Services

Full Time / Part Time:

Full Time

Relocation Covered:


Company Culture, Inclusion and Diversity Statement:

Tyson Foods proudly embraces diversity and is committed to maintaining an inclusive work environment. Our Culture is rooted in our Core Values and brought to life each day through our 5C Team behaviors (Caring, Candor, Creativity, Collaboration and Commitment). Team Members are the heart of our company and its success and culture is the connecting thread which drives our Talent Strategy to Attract, Grow, Reward and Retain the best talent.

Tyson is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, national origin, color, religion, age, genetics, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or veteran status.