5 Job Opportunities With One Of The Most Vet-Friendly Companies In America

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Editor’s Note: The following article highlights job listings from Hirepurpose clients that are committed to filling its ranks with talented members of the military community. Learn more here.

As a transitioning service member or veteran, you are no stranger to public service. Separating from the military means that you may be seeking a civilian role that will provide a new sense of purpose after you leave your uniform behind.

This week, we are highlighting a set of opportunities that are available within the essential industry of environmental preservation. Waste Management, a Hirepurpose partner company and leading provider of integrated environmental solutions in North America, operates in over 1,000 locations. One in twelve of their employees are veterans or reserve service members and their commitment to the military community has been recognized by numerous organizations.

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.

Here are five exceptional Waste Management jobs that are accepting applications right now.

1. Community relations specialist in Oakland, California

Outgoing veterans who spent their military careers focusing on public relations and visual communications will definitely want to consider this community relations position. This amazing opportunity, located in sunny Oakland, California, requires a person with impeccable creative writing, design, layout and media outreach skills. The ideal candidate will be able to work across teams, interact with both internal and external forces, have well-developed design/page layout skills and be able to consistently execute comprehensive communications plans. Those who served in military occupational specialties like mass communications specialist, combat correspondent, public relations specialist, or public affairs officer would be a good fit for this role.

2. Vendor relations manager in Phoenix, Arizona

This exciting job in the field of vendor relations is perfect for individuals who were tasked with contract, purchasing or administrative functions while in the service. If you spent time researching vendors, purchasing supplies, strategizing about how to increase effectiveness while reducing costs, and accepting requests for proposals, you will feel right at home here! Competitive candidates will possess such qualities as developed interpersonal skills, financial aptitude, and the ability to negotiate. Former military members who served as contract specialists, yeomen, unit supply specialists, acquisition managers, operations resource managers, or administrative specialists can utilize their experience here.

3. Operations Management Trainee – Transportation & Logistics in Lombard, Illinois

If you are a transitioning service member with management experience who is looking for upward mobility, this operations management trainee position may be just what you are looking for. Waste Management’s operations management training program is designed to develop individuals with a high aptitude for leadership into frontline managers. Former junior and noncommissioned officers will have the opportunity to use their analytical skills, thirst for knowledge, motivational prowess, and strategic thinking in this fast-paced, team environment.

4. Heavy-duty truck technician/mechanic in Gulfport, Mississippi // San Antonio, Texas // Sumter, South Carolina // Campbellton, Florida

Military veterans who have the technical expertise to perform maintenance on trucks and construction devices should definitely take a look at this job that features a handsome sign-on bonus. As a heavy-duty truck technician with Waste Management, you will have the opportunity to use your existing mechanical skills while also receiving comprehensive training. Familiarity with vehicle electrical, hydraulic, suspension, brake and air systems is needed for the position. This role a good match for detailed-oriented individuals who worked in military occupational specialties such as vehicular maintenance specialist, light or heavy wheel vehicle mechanic, wheel vehicle repairer, automotive maintenance technician, construction equipment repairer, or mechanical maintenance supervisor.

5. Fleet maintenance supervisor in Parkersburg, West Virginia // Gaithersburg, Maryland //  Richmond, Virginia

This fleet maintenance opportunity with Waste Management is ideal for veterans, particularly those with extensive experience in vehicle maintenance management. The job requires someone with the ability to lead, monitor, and supervise while also being able to perform hands-on maintenance when required. Service members who were trained as light and heavy wheel vehicle mechanics, vehicular maintenance specialists, wheel vehicle repairers, motor transport operators, automotive maintenance technicians and mechanical maintenance supervisors will definitely want to check this one out.

To see all available jobs with Waste Management, visit our website.

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