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Lead Controls Engineer

Company name
Tyson Foods, Inc.

Downers Grove, IL, United States

Employment Type

Engineering, Manufacturing

Posted on
Feb 23, 2022

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This position will work 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 candidate will be skilled in manufacturing automation design, integration, troubleshooting, engineering, programming, and consulting. The candidate will have exceptional problem-solving skills, and the ability to work independently and in team environments. They will be proactive, resourceful & highly motivated with good communication skills and ability to work in a high output environment.Requirements:Education: A Degree in Engineering, Computer Science or Information Systems or equivalent experience.

Experience: At least 6 years of control engineering experience with the ability to program PLC’s, HMI’s and SCADA control systems. The candidate should have a background in reading electrical control schematics, developing sequence of operation 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 Studio 5000, or Inductive Automation Ignition. Microsoft SQL Server database experience a plus.

Communication Skills: Excellent verbal and written communication skills.Travel: up to 50-60% travel to U.S. based Tyson plants. Engineer should be willing to travel to job site for start-up of control systems.Supervisory Responsibilities: A Lead Controls Engineer may direct other team members and contractors on project deliverables.Special Skills: A Lead Controls Engineer should have excellent programming and design skills in PLC, HMI, and SCADA control systems; above average mentoring and leadership skills; 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.

SCADA programming experience, preferably Inductive Automation – Ignition. Experience with interfacing to Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), various Cloud and IIoT platforms a plus.

Database management experience, preferably MS SQL Server.

5 year of PLC / HMI programming experience – preferably Rockwell / Allen-Bradley

5 year of manufacturing experience.

Experience with Variable Frequency Drives (VFDs) operations, wiring, and configuration. Allen-Bradley Power-Flex experience preferred.

Experience with Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs) operations, wiring, and programming. Allen-Bradley Logix platform preferred.

Experience with Human Machine Interfaces (HMIs) operations, wiring, and programming. Rockwell PanelView Plus / FactoryTalk View platform preferred.

Experience with installation and implementation of process controls networks such as Ethernet/IP.

Experience with Rockwell/AB motion control hardware and software

Robotic experience with Fanuc and ABB systems a plus.

Familiarity with ISO 13849 Safety Standard

Familiarity with NFPA 70E Standard for Electrical Safety Requirements in the Workplace.

Understanding of electrical control design principles.

Ability to direct electrical contractors on the job site

Food processing knowledge and control experience a plus

Relocation Assistance Eligible:


Work Shift:

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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At Tyson, we are raising expectations for how much good people can do. Our Talent Strategy is to Attract, Grow, Reward and Retain the best talent, and we believe that our Culture is the connecting thread that drives that strategy!

We strive to be a talent magnet to establish a reputation for being a talent rich organization where team members can grow their career while growing the business.

We are a high performing organization where team members are rewarded (Pay, Benefits and Recognition) for their contributions, and given the opportunity to support and/or volunteer with programs that help Tyson make a lasting social impact in the communities where we live and work.

To learn more about our culture, please read Our Purpose ( .

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