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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