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Sr Manager, Robotics and Optimization

Company: Tyson Foods
Location: Little Rock
Posted on: March 20, 2023

Job Description:

Job Description:

Job Details: Job Details: The Automation organization is a start-up team at Tyson Foods that is responsible for the development and validation of innovative robotics and automation technologies and solutions that improve team member safety, optimize labor and yield, ensure food safety, and provide a framework for sustainable profitability.The Automation organization is seeking candidates who will lead the design, development, and release of innovative process solutions used in our poultry plants. This candidate will grow and manage an innovative team comprised of process Subject Matter Experts (SME's), mechanical, robotics, and software engineers and automation professionals. This team will internally collaborate with Tyson Engineering teams and external vendors to design, develop, manufacture and deploy this industry changing technology. This is a high-visibility position with significant capital commitment by Tyson to develop and scale proprietary ground-breaking technology with implications across all business units.Essential Duties and Responsibilities: This position will manage and direct a multidisciplinary engineering team along with cross-functional engagement with IT, procurement, operations, and others to develop, support and deliver solutions of ongoing projects within Poultry Innovation. You will lead your team by clearly defining the metrics of success, setting expectations and responsibilities, providing effective performance coaching, and inspiring your team members to grow and meet their full potential in their current roles and careers. Specifics include:Lead the mechanical design and development of the Tyson Robotic Debone systemApply formal product design and engineering methods to organize the workflow of the team, improve internal collaboration, and traceability of the developments. These processes are essential as the development team grows.Ensure Product Readiness in Installation, Operation, Maintenance and SupportIdentify areas for improvement in cost, performance and delivery speed improvementsUse commercial software tools to setup and track product features, defects, versions, and wish list.Through engagement with the larger Tyson organization, support the deployment and startup of systems into multiple plants. Through your team provide Level 3 support to plants.Lead engagement with critical component vendors and contract manufacturers to optimize our offerings cost, reliability, and delivery timelines.Collaborate with Engineering and Business Operations to develop an achievable rollout plan for these machines.Lead and coordinate the activities of the SME group around support of Tyson Poultry OperationsRequirements: Education: B.S. in Mechanical Engineering and related processesExperience: 7 plus years of direct related experience with engineering related to machine design and/or robotic automation solution design with a demonstratable organized and process-minded approach to solving problems2 to 4 years' experience directly managing teams and managing performanceProven ability to mentor team members to grow in their own career and impactExperience managing mechanical design changes and their synchronization with contract manufacturersAdvanced problem-solving skills with the ability to operate within complex situations, break them down, and work with others to define the path forwardHighly customer focused with demonstrable inclination to gathering and receiving feedback to continually improve the quality of their deliverablePreferred: Education: Masters in Mechanical EngineeringAbility to clearly "tell the story" and tailor messaging to partners, leadership, and stakeholders including executive levels of leadershipUnderstanding of interdependencies between technology, operations, and engineeringUnderstanding and knowledge of food production processes and solutions is desiredProven ability to proactively hire and grow a technical teamLean Six Sigma Green Belt certification or higher is a plusSkills: Basic computer skills; Microsoft Office and SAP.Communication Skills: Excellent written and verbal communication skills; will be facilitating operations change in diverse groups.Certifications: Any Operations or management certifications are a plus.Supervisory: 5-10 with anticipated growthTravel: 25-35%Relocation Assistance Eligible:YesWork Shift: 1ST SHIFT (United States of America)Hourly Applicants ONLY -You must complete the task after submitting your application to provide additional information to be considered for employment.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.We provide our team members and their families with paid time off; 401(k) plans; affordable health, life, dental, vision and prescription drug benefits; and more.CCPA Notice. If you are a California resident, and would like to learn more about what categories of personal information we collect when you apply for this job, and how we may use that information, please read our CCPA Job Applicant Notice at Collection, click here .

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