6 Great Jobs For Veterans Who Want To Work In Maintenance

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman John D. Pharr III

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.

Smart businesses employ people with the technical skills needed to lead maintenance programs and perform a variety of preventative, routine, and emergency maintenance tasks. Veterans with military specialities that focused on maintenance, engineering, and electrical concepts will find their expertise and experience in high-demand after leaving their uniforms behind.

Hirepurpose partners with a number of companies seeking practitioners with maintenance expertise to make sure their equipment and facilities are maintained and running smoothly.

Six of these openings are highlighted below. Your next great career might just be one click away.

1. Second shift maintenance in Ft. Worth, Texas

If you are a former service member who gets excited about machinery and can lead a team of maintenance technicians, you will want to explore this manufacturing maintenance role with Alcon, a global leader in eye care and the second largest division of the Novartis Group. Known for its culture of diversity and dedication to the military, veterans, and their family members, Alcon is a proud coalition member of the Veterans Jobs Mission. The ideal candidate for this role has an eye for safety, the ability to read schematics, the skill to assess processes to suggest improvements, a knack for motivating a team and the willingness to roll up their sleeves. Veterans who filled military occupations such as mechanical maintenance supervisor, electronics maintenance technician, maintenance chief, or machinery repairman will be highly desirable candidates here.

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2. Customer engineer in Austin, Texas

Military engineers with people skills should take a look at this field service engineer opening with Applied Materials. As the global leader in materials engineering solutions for the semiconductor, flat panel display, and solar photovoltaic industries, Applied Materials has a robust veterans recruiting program and values the technical skill and leadership traits that veterans have to offer. This job requires a great communicator who can explain technical information to customers, put safety first, and lead projects and teams.The individual filling this role will utilize techniques obtained through formal training, on-the-job training, and self study to perform maintenance and to diagnose and correct failures on Applied Materials' products. An associate's degree and at least 4-7 years of experience are required.

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3. Maintenance assistant engineering technician in San Diego, California

Global technology leader Dell is actively seeking veterans who served in hull, mechanical or electric rates on surface ships in the Navy to fill a very specific littoral combat ship maintenance technician role in San Diego, California. Dell was recently named top veteran company, "Best of the Best," by U.S. Veterans Magazine and operates a veterans employee resource group. This job is the perfect opportunity for transitioning sailors to continue to support the Navy in a lucrative private-sector role. Applicants must have the ability to speak in front of a group to conduct trainings and be comfortable interacting in writing and in person with senior naval personnel. A Personnel Qualification Standards (PQS) 303 Workcenter Supervisor qualification and three or more years of experience with SKED 3.1 and Microsoft Office are required to apply.

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4. Electrical maintenance technician in Morris, Illinois

This exciting position with Exelon would be great for veterans who spent time in the military as electronics maintenance technicians, electronic switching technicians, electrician’s mates, electrical systems technicians, or in similar occupational specialties. As the nation's leading competitive energy provider, Exelon has demonstrated a commitment to those who have served through their veterans services and extensive veterans recruitments efforts. As a matter of fact, over 10% of their current workforce is made up of veterans. Competitive applicants will have the ability to pay close attention to details, have an analytical nature, and be able to communicate effectively. Six months of initial training will be provided at a location other than the final work site.

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5. Electronics technician in Hillsboro, Oregon

Intel is looking for former soldiers, sailors, airmen and marines that have 3 or more years of military electronic/avionic technician training to fill electronics technician roles on their team in Hillsboro, Oregon. This opening is a great opportunity for veterans who want to get their “feet in the door” at one of the nation’s most military-friendly and cutting-edge technology companies.  Intel operates a variety of internal veterans support services and was named as one of the “Top 100 Military Friendly Employers” on Victory Media’s 2016 list. Candidates should have a professional demeanor, the ability to demonstrate basic knowledge in electronics or digital circuitry, know how to read schematics and wiring diagrams, and be excellent at troubleshooting and testing electronic equipment. A high degree of initiative and sound judgement is needed to work well within the group.

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6. Military maintenance technicians, multiple locations

Veterans with both electrical and automotive maintenance experience and training will find their skills transferrable to this role with Johnson Controls, one of the nation’s leading automotive interior providers. With an active veterans resource group and handy online skills translator, Johnson Controls is known for its dedication to supporting transitioning veterans. Veterans with a general knowledge of electrical, pneumatic, and hydraulic systems maintenance who enjoy taking initiative and like to work with their hands should apply today. Demonstrated experience with programmable logic controllers and welding skills are required for this position.

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