10 Companies Actively Hiring Military Maintenance Experts

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Senior Airman John Myer pushes a tow bar under the tire a B-52H Stratofortress at Nellis Air Force Base, NV.
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Like any ship, building, ground vehicle or aircraft, corporate America needs individuals schooled in the art and science of maintenance. Companies of all shapes and sizes, in a variety of sectors, depend on complicated machinery, electrical and nuclear equipment, housed within expansive facilities to reach their business objectives. When these pieces of equipment or facilities fail, skilled professionals are needed to fix them. These 10 Hirepurpose partners are military-friendly companies with openings across the country — and are well-suited for veterans who underwent electrical, mechanical, or facilities maintenance training while in the service.


Waste Management a leading provider of integrated environmental solutions in North America — operates in over 1,000 locations across the country. Named one of the top 50 “Best for Vets Employer” by the Military Times, a top 100 “Military-Friendly Employer” by G.I. Jobs, and the “Most Valuable Employer – Military” by CivilianJobs.com, Waste Management has demonstrated a real commitment to empowering veterans through great careers after the military.

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FedEx Ground is a subsidiary of FedEx Corporation and one of the world’s leading providers of small-package ground delivery service. FedEx has appeared on Fortune Magazine’s list of America’s Most Admired Companies, 100 Best Companies to Work For, and World’s Most Admired Companies for many years running. The company maintains many employee advancement initiatives, a generous promote-within policy, and has an extensive tuition assistance program.

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3M is a diversified technology company serving customers and communities with innovative products and services. The company provides assistance to veterans through their 3M military network and their participation in the Hiring Our Heroes program.

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Pfizer, one of the world’s most innovative providers of healthcare solutions, is looking for veterans to fill a variety of roles within its company. Its values of leadership, commitment, and service have created a deep dedication to the success of its veteran associates through veterans resource groups. As a participant in the Veterans Jobs Mission, Pfizer has pledged to hire and develop those who have served.

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Penske Truck Leasing has operations in North America, South America, Europe, and Asia — and provides supply chain management and logistics services to leading companies around the world. The company is dedicated to those who have served and has been selected as a Top 100 Military-Friendly Employer by Victory Media Group year after year.

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Former soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines who spent their military tours focusing on mechanical concepts, maintenance, and engineering tasks will find their skills transferrable to the jobs that Johnson Controls is looking to fill right now. Known for its military-friendly culture, Johnson Controls has pledged to hire veterans as member of the Veterans Jobs Mission coalition.

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Merck is a leader in the healthcare space and known as a great organization for service members and their spouses to work for. The company is a Veterans Jobs Mission coalition member and has been recognized for its military-friendly policies by the Military Times and Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve.

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Alcoa, a global leader in lightweight metals technology, engineering and manufacturing, has many maintenance positions available in various locations. This dynamic company is the third-largest producer of aluminum in the world and is extremely dedicated to furthering veteran job readiness by recruiting, hiring and training former service members.

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Cummins Inc., a global power leader, is a corporation of complementary business units that design, manufacture, distribute, and service engines and related technologies, including fuel systems, controls, air handling, filtration, emission solutions and electrical power generation systems. Cummins offers veterans an integrated balance of challenging professional work experience, exposure to global projects and the opportunity to make an immediate impact.

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Alcon is a global leader in eye care and is a division of Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation. The company was named one of the top 25 Military Friendly Supplier Diversity Programs by Victoria Media in 2015.

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U.S. Air Force/Tech. Sgt. Brian Kimball

Editor's Note: This article by Oriana Pawlyk originally appeared on Military.com, a leading source of news for the military and veteran community.

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