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Manufacturing Systems Analyst- Cybersecurity (Remote)

Date:  Jul 31, 2022

Salisbury, MD, US, 21804

Req ID:  55408
Job Function:  Information Technology

Perdue Foods is part of Perdue Farms, a family-owned company heading into it's second century of growth and innovation. With a goal of becoming the most trusted name in premium proteins, we create products for consumers and for retail and foodservice customers around the globe, while changing the way animals are raised for food.


Formulates and defines system scope and objectives.  Defines or modifies procedures to solve complex problems considering computer equipment capacity and limitations, operating time, and form or desired results.  Prepares detailed specifications from which programs will be written. Designs, builds, tests, debug and document those programs.  Competent to work at the highest technical level of all phases of applications systems analysis and development activities.  May be responsible for leading the completion of a phase or activity in a large project or leading a small to medium project (< 300 hours).  Regularly provides guidance and training to less-experienced analyst/programmers.  May have duties instructing, directing, and checking the work of other applications systems analysis and development personnel.  May have quality assurance review responsibilities or systems testing leadership responsibilities.  Provides input on the evaluation of other associates. Works directly with OT, IT and Operations to implement secure technology, advise on best practices, and ensure OT compliance to all project governance, methodologies, and security policies/standards.  This position will actively contribute to the on-going maturation of the company's information security program, helping to define with the security department any OT related security polices and standards, managing OT security reviews, remediations,  and audit assessments, guiding other projects relative to  secure technology implementations, and providing risk treatment and mitigations to any identified security gap in OT systems.   


Principal and Essential Duties & Responsibilities

1. Leads project activities to include customer communications, project administration, Cybersecurity initiatives for OT, reporting.  Identifies, surfaces and resolves project and cyber issues.  Ideal candidate would be 60% OT and 40% Cyber Security minded.

2. Functions as a project leader for small to medium projects, promotes associate growth, productivity and continuous improvement through teamwork and coordination of team efforts

3.Supports actively the Team Management and Quality Improvement Process through demonstrated commitment of its concepts and tools (teambuilding, zero defects, measurement, goal setting, process models, etc.).

4. Work with supplier risk management to discover third-party risks resulting from Perdue’s engagement or use of partners, vendors, suppliers, technology, or data related products. Understand ICS Control Frameworks, based on industry best practices as well as applicable national standards

5. Stays current in technology by attaining knowledge of Manufacturing Systems technologies, Systems Development Methodology and Project Management tool expertise.  Proactively uses Manufacturing Systems technology for productivity improvements.  Continuous improvement in knowledge of the poultry industry via poultry technology courses.


Minimum Education

BS degree or equivalent related experience in Information Systems or Computer Science.


Experience Requirements

Six (6) years related work experience. Requires knowledge in computer analysis, development and systems development methodology.  Must possess strong communication, interpersonal and project management skills.  Cyber Security with emphasis on OT, demonstrates a progression in the systems development field from Idea to implementation using sound project management.  Must be able to travel, possibly overnight, to any customer area, which could be any Company facility or to a remote site for disaster recovery or training or to a training facility or conference.  Must provide off-hour support and may need to come to the Main office if cannot be resolved by phone.  Position requires, at least, 20% traveling to the Corporate office for the first six months in the role. 

Experience Preferred

Environmental Factors and Physical Requirements

1.Positions at ASC and Corporate are mostly sedentary but may require occasional moving to other offices or buildings, or support in facilities when they are deployed to a site.  Positions in plants involve moving throughout the plants, feed mills, hatcheries and other facilities as needed to deploy, monitor, and support manufacturing systems equipment.

2.May need to move light equipment or supplies from one place to another.

3.May need to access files, supplies and equipment.

4.Work activity is in an office, open-partitioned, cubicle environment.

5.When in a plant environment:

Exposure primarily consists of wet and moist floors which include metal and plastic grating surfaces.

May be exposed to temperatures of 28 degrees to 100 degrees Fahrenheit with both ambient and 100% humidity.

May handle product 25 degrees to 50 degrees Fahrenheit.

May be exposed to noise ranges of 50 db to 110 db.

May be exposed to all chemicals found in poultry, food and processing plant.

Must wear and use protective and safety equipment required for the job as directed by the Company.

Perdue Farms, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

Nearest Major Market: Salisbury