Mechanical Engineer IV

at Tyson Foods in Fayetteville, Arkansas, United States

Job Description


The primary responsibility of this position is to support the scope and budget generation, design, construction, and project management of large-scale capital projects within the Prepared Foods manufacturing and the Warehousing & Transportation networks.

This position will report directly to the Director, Engineering with Discipline Engineering responsibilities and will focus primarily on Mechanical Engineering functions.


+ Mechanical subject matter expert for Prepared Foods Engineering group. Areas of coverage include: water softeners, deaerator systems, steam boilers, condensate return systems, direct contact water heaters, thermal fluid heaters, steam, water and compressed air systems and piping, HVAC systems, dehumidification systems, underground plumbing, fire protection systems, hydraulic systems.

+ Ensure projects, initiatives, and processes are in conformance with the organization’s established policies and objectives while meeting all code and regulatory requirements.

+ Establish and maintain Mechanical specifications, standards, and other technical information including innovative technologies to improve sustainability and energy efficiency.

+ As needed, provide mechanical designs for new projects, evaluate existing mechanical systems, and recommend changes or additions as deemed necessary, prepare cost estimates and implementation plans.

+ Interface daily with Prepared Foods Engineers, Plant, and Warehouse/Transportation network team members.

+ Analyze system performance and develop improvement and energy conservation opportunities.

+ Provide technical advice to plants and assist with advanced mechanical trouble shooting.

+ Monitor, report, and distribute reporting metrics to cross-functional teams regarding the status and progress of team projects.

+ Review project CIRs for validity, scope, design QA, and network impact.

+ Review mechanical drawing and bid submittals and assist in performing technical bid analyses.

+ Review project metrics for reasonableness, improve project control through process improvement and user training.

+ Guide and assist operations and engineering teams to adhere to Tyson Prepared Foods Engineering design specifications.

+ Create ad-hoc reports, analyses, and presentations as requested/needed.

+ Assist manufacturing facilities with advanced mechanical system troubleshooting.

+ Other duties as assigned.


+ EDUCATION: Accredited Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent, PE license preferred

+ EXPERIENCE: Minimum 5-7 years of applicable engineering experience with food industry experience preferred.

+ food industry.

+ COMPUTER SKILLS: Advanced knowledge and working use of computer programs, including spreadsheets, databases.

+ COMMUNICATION SKILLS: Ability to communicate and report out to Managers, General Managers, VPs, SVPs, Presidents, and Senior Leadership Team on an as needed basis.

+ PREFERRED COMPUTER SKILLS: CAD, Revit, and/or other design software systems


+ Must be capable of working on multi-faceted mechanical projects of any magnitude.

+ Demonstrated repeated ability to complete mechanical projects on time and on budget.

+ Detail oriented individual with strong analytical skills.

+ Ability to work independently with minimal direction. Strong organizational and time management skills.

+ Influential leadership skills a must.


Up to 50%, multi-day stays required; overnight stays required; ability to egress uneven surfaces in construction and plant environments safely and easily.

Work 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.

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Successful applicants for this position must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Vaccine verification will be required by October 1, 2021 for Corporate based team members and by November 1, 2021 for Plant and Warehousing based team members. The vaccines against COVID-19 are free for new hires and are accompanied by a cash incentive for eligible non-corporate based hires. Readily available at select sites.

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Job Posting: JC186289076

Posted On: Jun 23, 2021

Updated On: Sep 15, 2021