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DST Truck Mechanic Trainee - Intern - Springdale LH Garage - Springdale, AR

Tyson Foods

Tyson Foods

Springdale, AR, USA
Posted on Saturday, June 29, 2024

Job Details:

*This position is part-time and is only available for candidates who are currently enrolled in a Diesel Technology program*

Truck preventive maintenance technician will work cross-functionally across multiple areas of the garage, responsibilities include, but are not limited to performing routine preventive maintenance repairs on trailers and performing emergency mechanical or electrical failures. Ability to diagnose and repair brake and wheel end failures on trailers. Ability to perform minor structural welding and cutting tasks.

Ability to safely apply knowledge and troubleshooting skills to all assigned equipment and the ability to effectively communicate with all transportation personnel including managers, drivers, and clerks.

Must be able to read and interpret instructions, manuals, and schematics. Basic math skills are necessary to perform these tasks at a satisfactory level.

Basic computer skills will be necessary to document information, process daily work orders, and complete required documentation.

Truck tech may be required to perform service calls on equipment at remote locations, a current valid driver’s license is required.


  • ME01: (Trainee)
    • Tools Required (See Attached)

    • Must have 3 months of continuous work history with a single employee in last 6 months.

    • High School Diploma or GED

    • By the end of the internship, the TM must meet the below requirements to be considered for a full-time ME02 position.

Requirements of ME02 are outlined below:

  • Show proficiency on standard preventive maintenance (PM1s, PM2s for trucks or trailers depending on mechanic classification)

  • Brake Inspector Certification

  • Wheel end class/certification

  • Basic Electrical

  • Identify fault codes

  • Team members will be required to show proficiency with all tasks above before advancement. This will be graded by completing the preventive maintenance process and then work reviewed by the Shop Manager, Shop Supervisor, Lead, and two senior technicians) The shop Manager/Supervisor will give an official sign-off.

Schedule/Hours: Depending on what school year the Team Member is currently in, will determine the amount of hours allowed to work. This will range from 10 to 30 hours per week.

Relocation Assistance Eligible:


Work Shift:

ALL SHIFTS (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.

We provide our team members and their families with paid time off; 401(k) plans; affordable health, life, dental, vision and prescription drug benefits; and more.

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