6 Incredible Jobs For Veterans Who Want To Work In Maintenance

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Like any ship, building, ground vehicle, or aircraft, corporate America needs individuals schooled in the science of maintenance. This week, Hirepurpose highlights six military-friendly companies that have openings across the country for veterans who underwent electrical mechanical or facilities maintenance training while in the service. Individuals of all ranks who are skilled in the areas of aircraft maintenance, machining, civil engineering, construction or transportation will definitely want to check these jobs out.


Baxter provides essential hospital products, including home, acute, and in-center dialysis; sterile IV solutions; infusion systems and devices; parenteral nutrition; biosurgery products and anesthetics; and pharmacy automation, software, and services. Its employees are connected by an enduring commitment to save lives. This higher purpose binds the company in doing work that matters. Baxter actively recruits military personnel transitioning to the business world, and its wide range of career opportunities allows veterans to find the right role for their career goals.

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Otis is the world’s largest manufacturer and maintainer of people-moving products, including elevators, escalators and moving walkways. The company values military experience and skills, and offers a wide range of unique opportunities for military personnel interested in joining their mission — from design engineering and manufacturing to field sales and service.

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Panasonic Avionics Corporation connects the business and pleasure of flying. The company designs, develops, manufactures, and installs customized inflight entertainment and satellite communications solutions that positively impact the airline’s business, based on their specific fleet, brand, and operations requirements.

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Mohawk Industries, Inc. is a leading global flooring manufacturer that creates products to enhance residential and commercial spaces around the world. Veterans of all ranks and education level who served in military specialties such as combat arms, logistics and/or maintenance will easily find an opening to match their skills and experience. Leadership, management and a mission accomplishment mindset are the highly desired skills at Mohawk.

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UTC Aerospace Systems is one of the world’s largest suppliers of technologically advanced aerospace and defense products. As part of the Sensors & Integrated Systems team, you'll help support the development of the next generation of more intelligent, more integrated and more reliable solutions that enhance aircraft safety and performance in the most rigorous flight conditions.

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Arconic creates breakthrough products that shape industries. Working in close partnership with its customers, Arconic solves complex engineering challenges to transform the way people fly, drive, build, and power. At Arconic, veterans will have the opportunity to work with leading global companies that operate in world-changing industries — such as aerospace, automotive, building and construction, defense, and commercial transportation.

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Seven of the twelve Soldiers participating in the Army National Guard Military Funeral Honors Level 2 course at Fort Indiantown Gap practice folding the flag April 25. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Zane Craig)

Retired Army Master Sgt. Mark Allen has died 10 years after he was shot in the head while searching for deserter Pvt. Bowe Bergdahl in Afghanistan.

Allen died on Saturday at the age of 46, according to funeral information posted online.

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For U.S. service members who have fought alongside the Kurds, President Donald Trump's decision to approve repositioning U.S. forces in Syria ahead of Turkey's invasion is a naked betrayal of valued allies.

"I am ashamed for the first time in my career," one unnamed special operator told Fox News Jennifer Griffin.

In a Twitter thread that went viral, Griffin wrote the soldier told her the Kurds were continuing to support the United States by guarding tens of thousands of ISIS prisoners even though Turkey had nullified an arrangement under which U.S. and Turkish troops were conducting joint patrols in northeastern Syria to allow the Kurdish People's Protection Units, or YPG, to withdraw.

"The Kurds are sticking by us," the soldier told Griffin. "No other partner I have ever dealt with would stand by us."

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Defense Secretary Mark Esper (Associated Press photo)

Defense Secretary Mark Esper said Sunday he and the Pentagon will comply with House Democrats' impeachment inquiry subpoena, but it'll be on their own schedule.

"We will do everything we can to cooperate with the Congress," Esper said on CBS' "Face the Nation." "Just in the last week or two, my general counsel sent out a note — as we typically do in these situations — to ensure documents are retained."

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Most of the U.S. troops in Syria are being moved out of the country as Turkish forces and their Arab allies push further into Kurdish territory than originally expected, Task & Purpose has learned.

Roughly 1,000 U.S. troops are withdrawing from Syria, leaving a residual force of between 100 and 150 service members at the Al Tanf garrison, a U.S. official said.

"I spoke with the president last night after discussions with the rest of the national security team and he directed that we begin a deliberate withdrawal of forces from northern Syria," Defense Secretary Mark Esper said on Sunday's edition of CBS News' "Face the Nation."'

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BEIRUT/ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Women affiliated with Islamic State and their children fled en masse from a camp where they were being held in northern Syria on Sunday after shelling by Turkish forces in a five-day-old offensive, the region's Kurdish-led administration said.

Turkey's cross-border attack in northern Syria against Kurdish forces widened to target the town of Suluk which was hit by Ankara's Syrian rebel allies. There were conflicting accounts on the outcome of the fighting.

Turkey is facing threats of possible sanctions from the United States unless it calls off the incursion. Two of its NATO allies, Germany and France, have said they are halting weapons exports to Turkey. The Arab League has denounced the operation.

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