We see this all too often: Military career fairs on bases targeting troops with advanced technical training or even a four-year degree. That’s not the case with the following nine companies, which are actively seeking to hire veterans with combat-arms experience. At Hirepurpose, we strive to find roles that our 100+ hiring partners have available for those of you who may not have had the opportunity to pursue higher education outside of your military career fields. This series includes numerous roles for our brothers and sisters at the pointy end of the spear. All of the jobs below are hand-picked and dedicated to you — so read, click, and apply.
Monsanto is the world’s leading agricultural provider. Monsanto operates a variety of sites across the United States focused on food production. Seed technicians are responsible for the planting, care, and harvesting of crops at their location. They work in a team environment and the work itself changes from day to day. There is a combination of inside and outside work, and a long-term career track for these roles leading into supervisor and site management positions. Most locations are in the Mid-West and hiring needs change rapidly. This is a great opportunity for someone who has leadership experience, doesn’t mind working hard with a team and finds rural environments and their low cost of living appealing.
Spectrum is the nation’s fastest growing TV, voice, and internet provider. Field Technicians travel from site to site every day performing installations, reconnects and disconnects. This position takes place in a mix of indoor and outdoor environments, as well as some working from heights and the climbing of structures. You’ll be trained on the technical aspects of this role, and you’ll be provided with a company vehicle for use during the workday. This position offers upward mobility into roles of increasing responsibility in locations throughout the United States.
Ramp Service Employees at United Airlines are the teams that swarm around an aircraft when it pulls into the gate. They load and unload parcels, luggage, and cargo, using equipment that must be checked and operated safely. Ramp Service Employees also receive and dispatch aircraft — they ensure that the airplane is quickly and safely received at the gate and pushed to the taxi line when it is departing. This position offers career pathing and upward mobility. United is hiring in most major airports.
TEKsystems is the nation’s leading technical recruiting organization. If you hold a recruiter identifier (you filled a recruiting billet during your career), read on: TEKsystems has a long history of hiring former military recruiters at offices across the United States. The company’s largest hiring needs at present are in the Northeast, but roles are open across the country. In this role you’ll be trained to place information technology candidates into competitive roles. This is not at all like trying to get 30 kids into MEPS — it’s a different game entirely. But you’ll use the skills you honed as a military recruiter. Compensation for these roles typically exceeds what you made on active duty and successful recruiters become managers early on.
Accenture provides a Veterans Technology Training Program where you’ll learn and practice essential computer science concepts using the Java programming language. You’ll learn about Object Oriented Programming, a technique that allows you to use code written by other programmers in your own programs. You’ll put your new Java programming skills to the test by solving real-world problems faced by software engineers. Upon successful completion of the training course, participants will be granted an interview with Accenture for the Entry Level Software Engineering Associate position, which is part of the company’s global network of technology experts.
Production Operators within Nestlé Purina factories have their hands in it all — unloading, dry pet processing, and dry pet packing. You’ll train in several functional areas within the manufacturing environment so you can effectively provide support to our production teams with any necessary repairs. Since safety is a top priority at Purina, much of your responsibility will focus on ensuring that our equipment and machinery remain in top-notch condition. Your ability to acclimate and problem solve quickly will be critically important as unforeseen equipment issues may arise throughout the normal operation day. You’ll have the opportunity to see our operations through the different shifts, working with experts in each of the different areas within manufacturing.
The Production Machine Operators at 3M will be responsible for but not limited to the following duties: operating production equipment, inspecting, and packing product safely and according to standards. They will also work closely with other operators and service groups to optimize processes including timeliness of product flow and contribute to continuous improvement and problem solving.
BJ’s Wholesale Club was the first retailer to introduce the warehouse club concept in the northeastern United States. The company’s largest hiring need is receivers, who are responsible for the receipt of Club merchandise. Additional responsibilities may include verifying merchandise, case packs and quantities received. Receivers will also check for damaged product/concealed shortages and compare receipts against the purchase orders. Motivated individuals with strong organizational skills and attention to detail could be a great fit.
CHS is the nation’s largest farmer-owned cooperative and a global energy, grains and foods business. Hiring representatives are currently looking for customer-focused and hard-working individuals who have excellent communication skills for their Feed Mill Operator roles. Feed Mill Operators are responsible for operating the feed manufacturing equipment safely and efficiently, performing necessary sequencing, recording, and documenting all feed manufactured during shift.