Lead Automation & Robotics Engineer
Tyson Foods, Inc.

Springdale, Arkansas

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What is Tyson Technology?

The IT Team at Tyson Foods is building the technology of the future. We're transforming an 85-year-old company into the most modern food company in the world. We're developing technologies that are used in our offices, they're used in our plants, in our farms, they're used everywhere. We're building technologies that are changing the way this company works. Everything from machine learning to artificial intelligence to utilizing cutting edge tech like drones, that will help drive our business forward. At Tyson Foods we're driving world class technology to revolutionize a world class company.

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How can I be part of Tyson Technology?

Tyson Foods is hiring for a Lead Robotics & Automation Engineer position that is part of a new team that is being commissioned to investigate, evaluate and develop automation solutions for Tyson Foods. The role will consist of visiting, documenting and solutioning new automation and robotics capabilities into Tyson's production plants. This is a role focused on the use of modern technologies such as Internet of Things, predictive and prescriptive analytics, machine learning and artificial intelligence. This role / team will identify opportunities, develop proof of concept solutions and present to executive leadership. Upon approval, this team would then work to implement these solutions into production facilities. It will require a strong partnership with the Information Technology team, existing engineering groups, production plant leadership and executive leadership. In this role you will work closely with others and lead / mentor more junior team members to deliver against objectives.

Do you have the skills?

Looking for a technology leader with a passion for modern technology, a true desire to leverage the most advanced technologies available to improve worker safety, operational efficiency, and financial impacts. Desired direct experience using Artificial Intelligence technologies in production environments with an understanding and knowledge of food production processes and solutions. Competitive candidates will have working knowledge and experience in industrial robotics and their application, knowledge and experience in using predictive analytics and machine learning, and experience with industrial Internet of Things (IoT) devices and their deployment at scale. Lean Six Sigma Green Belt certification and excellent communication, presentation and demonstration skills with the ability to interface directly with executive level leadership is desired.


  • 5 to 7 years of direct related experience in manufacturing / production environments
  • At least a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial/Mechanical/Electrical Engineering, or equivalent degree or education.
  • Visit plant locations, learn and understand the production processes; identify and document automation opportunities
  • Assess the financial and efficiency impacts of these opportunities and design solutions in collaboration with key stakeholders in operations and technology teams.
  • Create proof of concept solutions that can be demonstrated and tested to drive efficiency, worker safety and financial returns leveraging modern technologies such as IoT, Machine Learning, Robotics and Artificial Intelligence
  • Work with Mechanical and Electrical teams, and Software engineers to design and integrate production hardware and software.
  • Design, validate, and execute appropriate test methods to address system design and performance issues.
  • Knowledge of standard concepts with PLC, HMI, VFD, and interface development to understand the current state of production solutions
  • Facilitate complex problem-solving skills, enhanced collaboration across functional groups, and support development efforts for current manufacturing hardware and new system development.
  • 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.
  • Partner with industry leading technology companies and emerging technology startups to source and apply the new technologies
  • This position may require up to 25% of travel

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1ST SHIFT (United States of America)

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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.

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