Refrigeration Engineer III

Tyson Foods Kansas City , KS 66101

Posted 3 weeks ago

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.

Los solicitantes seleccionados para este puesto deben estar completamente vacunados contra el COVID-19 como condicin de empleo. La verificacin de la vacuna se requerir para el 1 de octubre de 2021 para los compaeros de equipo con base en la sede (corporativa) de la empresa y para el 1 de noviembre de 2021 para los compaeros de equipo en las plantas y almacenes.

Job Details:

This role can be done from any of our Prepared Foods locations. Please see list of locations below the 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 Refrigeration Engineering functions.


  • Refrigeration subject matter expert for Prepared Foods group.

  • Areas of coverage include: Industrial ammonia and Freon screw and centrifugal compressors and associated components, vessels, surge drums, engine rooms, spiral freezers, holding freezers, blast freezers, refrigerated warehouses, coolers, evaporators, condensers, heat exchangers, piping, PSM safety programs, direct expansion systems, pumped recirculated systems, controls, roof top units (RTUs), Critical Process Air systems with or without dehumidification.

  • Analyze system performance and develops improvement and energy conservation opportunities.

  • 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 Refrigeration specifications, standards, and other technical information including innovative technologies to improve sustainability and energy efficiency.

  • As needed, provide Refrigeration designs for new projects, evaluate existing Refrigeration 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.

  • 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 refrigeration P&ID, drawing and bid submittals and assist in performing technical bid analyses.

  • Provide technical advice to plants and assists with advanced refrigeration troubleshooting.

  • Assist plants and warehouses with PSM action item resolution and PSM documentation updates.

  • 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.

  • Other duties as assigned.


  • EDUCATION: Accredited Bachelor's degree in Mechanical or Chemical Engineering, PE license preferred
  • EXPERIENCE: Minimum 3-5 years of applicable engineering experience with food industry experience preferred.
  • COMPUTER SKILLS: Advanced knowledge and working use of computer programs, including spreadsheets, databases.
  • COMMUNICATION SKILLS: Ability to communicate and report out to Managers, VPs, SVPs, and the Prepared Foods 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 Refrigeration projects of any magnitude.

  • Demonstrated repeated ability to complete 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.

Prepared Foods Locations:

Original Philly PA

Vineland NJ

Sanford NC

Fayetteville AR

Portland IN

Rome GA

Warren MI

Enid OK

Council Bluffs IA

Waterloo IA

Hutchinson KS

Dallas TX

North Richland Hills TX

Houston TX

Vernon TX

Omaha NE

Kansas City KS

New London WI

St Joseph MO

Zeeland MI

Concordia MO

Claryville KY

Amherst OH

Cincinnati OH

Caseyville IL

Claremont NC

Portland ME

Haltom City TX

Storm Lake IA

Newbern TN

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.

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.

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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Refrigeration Engineer III

Tyson Foods