Tyson Foods Engineer III - Automation in Dakota Dunes, South Dakota


Req ID:


Position Number:

11341754 Engineer III

Job Description:

SUMMARY: This position is to develop and implement systems and technologies in the area of Automation that supports plant operations in achieving safety, revenue enhancement, and cost reduction goals. This person will manage multiple projects of varying complexity from conception thru completion and determine best method and resources required to insure projects are completed on time and on budget along with achieving performance goals. Excellent oral and written communication skills are a must as this position requires collaborative work across multiple groups within Tyson Foods such as IE, Construction Engineering, Operations, Accounting, FSQA, Legal, and Sr. Management to insure projects cost/benefit meet strategic goals. Additionally, this person will need to work with external vendors to foster strategic partnerships. Creativity is a must as this position requires the ability to design and develop proprietary technology where there is no existing technology to meet business objectives. Candidate should possess a good understanding of OSHA, Engineering Standards, and Food Safety to insure new technology/process meet regulatory requirements. This position will be heavily involved with R&D and trade secrets and a general understanding of the patent process is helpful to insure protection of Tyson Foods intellectual property.


Education: B.S. in Engineering or equivalent Engineering experience.

Experience: 2+ years applicable Engineering experience preferably in the food industry.

Computer Skills: General knowledge of Microsoft office products such as Word, Excel, Power Point, and Outlook. Working knowledge of 2D and 3D design software such as AutoCAD and SolidWorks (preferred).

Special Requirements: Ability to apply practical knowledge of different engineering and manufacturing disciplines in a hands-on manner. Must be a self-starter and demonstrate ability to make sound decisions with little supervision.

Travel: Frequent and sometimes prolonged travel is involved. Approximately 50%.

Facility Name (Location):

Dakota Dunes Corp

Pay Type:



Engineer III - Automation


Dakota Dunes





Job Function:

Engineering/Manufacturing Services

Full Time / Part Time:

Full Time

Position-Specific Requirements:


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.