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Tyson Machine Maintenance

Tyson Fresh Meats, Inc. LogoThe Tyson Machine Maintenance program offers welding, mechanical, electrical, and hydraulic training. At Tyson, industrial maintenance workers repair and perform preventative maintenance on machines, equipment, and facilities.

As a part of the program, participants receive training in:

  • Advanced Electrical Systems
  • Applied Math
  • Basic Mechanical Systems
  • Building Better Leadership Skills for All
  • Electrical Systems 
  • Fluid Power I
  • Fluid Power II
  • Habits and Style in Communication
  • Hydraulic Troubleshooting
  • Instrumentation 
  • Mechanical Systems II
  • Motors and Controls
  • Owning It: Personal Accountability
  • Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC)
  • Schematics
  • Troubleshooting
  • Welding
  • Working Together Through Teams


During the program, you will be employed through a part-time internship. After completion of the program, you will be employed full-time by Tyson and may earn up to $53,000* per year. Tyson is an equal opportunity employer.

*Reported by Tyson.

Tyson Application Process

  1. Contact the Tyson training supervisor to complete the personnel application for employment at Tyson.

  2. Complete Tyson's aptitude test, interview, physical, and drug test.

  3. Tyson will select qualified students for the Machine Maintenance program.

Continuing Your Education

Students may be awarded 24 credits for the successful completion of the Tyson Machine Maintenance program. The credits would apply to the Industrial Automation Technology program. Students must apply for admission to Hawkeye and provide the transcript of the classes taken in the Tyson program in order to receive the credits.

Articulated Classes

Class Class Length Credit Hours
Electrical Systems 80 hours 3
Fluid Power I 48 hours 2
Basic Mechanical Systems 48 hours 2
Advanced Electrical Systems 80 hours 3
Fluid Power II 80 hours 3
Mechanical Systems II 48 hours 2
Motors and Controls 48 hours 2
Instrumentation 48 hours 2
Welding 80 hours 3

Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC)

48 hours 2

Tyson Fresh Meats Inc.

Roger Jones
Training Supervisor
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Hawkeye Community College

Robert Stwalley
Industrial Consultant / Trainer
319-296-2329 ext.3008
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