Tyson Industrial Maintenance Mechanics

Tyson Fresh Meats, Inc.

Tyson Industrial Maintenance Mechanics repair and perform preventative maintenance on machines, equipment and facilities; this Industrial Maintenance Mechanics program offers welding, mechanical, electrical and hydraulic training. Hawkeye Community College facilitates two eight-month programs annually.

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

  • Industrial Electrical
  • Applied Math
  • Basic Mechanical Systems
  • Learning skills
  • Electrical Systems
  • Fluid Power I
  • Industrial Hydraulics Circuits
  • Print Reading
  • Hydraulic Troubleshooting
  • Instruments
  • Mechanical Systems II
  • Motors and Controls
  • Industrial Pneumatics
  • Schematics
  • Electrical Troubleshooting
  • Welding

This program has also been approved as a registered apprenticeship program through the Department of Labor.

Application Process

This program is open for public enrollment, however students interested in employment with Tyson may follow the application process for eligibility, noting that students do not have to be an employee of Tyson to participate.

If you are interested in working at Tyson and participating in the program, please contact the Tyson training supervisor to complete the personnel application for employment at Tyson, Roger Jones at 319-236-9362 or roger.jones@tyson.com.

To register or find more information about the next session without seeking employment at Tyson, please contact the Program Manager, Robert Stwalley, at 319-296-2329 ext. 3008 or robert.stwalley@hawkeyecollege.edu.


Students employed full-time by Tyson may earn up to $60,000* per year upon completion. Tyson is an equal opportunity employer.

* Reported by Tyson.

Other Cedar Valley manufacturers are also hiring for machine and industrial maintenance positions, wages may vary.

Continuing Your Education

Students may be awarded credits for the successful completion of the Tyson Industrial Maintenance Mechanics program. These credits would apply towards Hawkeye's Industrial Automation Technology program. Students must apply for admission to Hawkeye and provide the transcript of the classes taken in the Industrial Maintenance Mechanics program in order to receive the credits.

Contact Information

Tyson Fresh Meats Inc.

Roger Jones
Training Supervisor
Email Roger Jones

Hawkeye Community College

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

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