Tyson Foods Lead Controls Engineer in Fayetteville, Arkansas

Title Lead Controls Engineer

Job Function Information Systems

City Fayetteville

State AR

Facility Name (Location) Fayetteville Office (MLK Blvd)

Pay Type Exempt

Position Number 10270580 Lead Controls Engineer

Full Time / Part Time Full Time

Shift 1

Relocation Covered No

Job Description SUMMARY: This position’s primary responsibility is to oversee and provide expert technical direction while working collaboratively in a cross-discipline technical team of engineers, programmers, designers, and technicians in the development and implementation of control systems for all Tyson facilities. The lead will plan and provide direction and support for IT solutions that enhance mission-critical business operations. The candidate will be skilled in manufacturing automation design, integration, troubleshooting, engineering, programming, and consulting.


Education: A Degree in Engineering, Computer Science, Information Systems or equivalent experience.

Experience: At least 6 years of programming experience with an ability to program PLC, HMI and SCADA control systems. The candidate should have a background in reading electrical control schematics, developing sequence of operations and converting into automation code. The candidate should be capable of making advanced enhancements, troubleshooting and testing for existing applications.

Computer Skills: Windows Operating Systems, Microsoft Office, Visio, AutoCad. PLC and HMI Languages: Proficient in one or more languages including Modicon Unity, Allen-Bradley RSLogix5000, FactoryTalk View, Inductive Automation Ignition, Wonderware or iFix. Microsoft SQL Server database experience a plus.

Communication Skills: Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Certification: P.E. licenses a plus, but not required.

Travel: 10 - 12 trips per year. Engineer should be willing to travel to job site for start-up of control systems.

Supervisory Responsibilities: A Lead Controls Engineer may direct team members on project deliverables.

Preferred Skills: A Lead Controls Engineer should have: Excellent programming and design skills in PLC, HMI, SCADA, and SPC systems in a wide range of languages and toolsets; mentoring and leadership skills; advanced understanding of industrial control systems; and an intermediate knowledge in the ANSI/ISA standards. The successful candidate should be able to accomplish systems analysis tasks across the Tyson enterprise; have advanced knowledge of control 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.

Req ID 53677BR

Company Culture, Inclusion and Diversity Statement Tyson Foods proudly embraces diversity and is committed to maintaining an inclusive work environment. Ouris 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.