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These 5 Companies Are Hiring Military Maintenance Experts Right Now
Like any ship, building, ground vehicle or aircraft, corporate America needs individuals schooled in the art and science of maintenance. This week, Hirepurpose highlights five military-friendly companies that have openings across the country well-suited 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.
Alcoa, a global leader in lightweight metals technology, engineering and manufacturing, has many maintenance positions available in various locations. This dynamic company is the third-largest producer of aluminum in the world and is extremely dedicated to furthering veteran job readiness by recruiting, hiring and training former service members. It also supports many military causes through its charitable foundation and mentoring programs.
Former enlisted members or officers who possess both leadership and technical maintenance skills are in high demand to fill critical roles such as maintenance supervisor, maintenance crew leader, maintenance tech, industrial maintenance electrician, and more. Those individuals who served in military occupational specialties that sharply focused on highly detailed mechanical work, equipment maintenance, electronics repair or machining will feel right at home here.
Kraft Foods is one of the largest and most brand-recognized manufacturers of household foods and snacks in North America. The organization is known for its military-friendly environment and is diligently searching for more veterans to add to their growing maintenance team. In 2015, Military Times named the company a “Best for Vets” employer.
Its open maintenance positions require skilled individuals who are mechanically inclined and who also have maintenance management experience, a familiarity with large equipment, a knack for troubleshooting, the ability to effectively communicate within a team, and strong leadership skills.
Exelon is a multi-state nuclear and conventional power production company where veterans are highly valued for their leadership, teamwork, integrity, and commitment to excellence. As a member of the 100,000 Jobs Coalition Mission, Exelon is actively seeking former and transitioning military members to fill a wide range of nuclear maintenance, general facilities or equipment maintenance and training positions. These technical jobs range from management to entry-level and require people who are concerned with safety, accuracy, and teamwork. A familiarity with nuclear equipment and controls is required for many, but not all of the positions available. Those veterans with nuclear energy training, maintenance management experience and mechanics skills will certainly want to explore the opportunities that Exelon has to offer.
Veterans who know their way around vehicles, facilities, or heavy equipment would be well matched to these exciting maintenance roles that are available with Sysco. This forward-moving company maintains a large vehicle fleet and distribution network to provide food and related products to institutions and restaurants all over North America. With a deep commitment to veterans and their families, Sysco actively hires and recruits former service members of all ranks to work in its facilities that are located across the country. Job openings right now include facilities maintenance supervisor, fleet and facility maintenance director, fleet mechanic, maintenance utility technician, forklift mechanic, delivery driver, and more. Those 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 will find their skills directly transferable to the jobs Sysco has to offer.
RR Donnelly, one of the country's oldest and largest printing, communications and logistics firms, is hiring military veterans to become a part of their maintenance group. The company is well-known for its support of military personnel and has been awarded the flag of freedom for its continued efforts to link veterans with job opportunities. Ideal candidates for its current maintenance openings will have experience installing, troubleshooting, repairing, overhauling, aligning, testing, and maintaining complex electrical equipment and machinery. Those with general maintenance and construction expertise are also needed to maintain facilities across the country.
ANKARA (Reuters) - President Tayyip Erdogan said on Saturday Turkey would press on with its offensive into northeastern Syria and "crush the heads of terrorists" if a deal with Washington on the withdrawal of Kurdish fighters from the area were not fully implemented.
Erdogan agreed on Thursday in talks with U.S. Vice President Mike Pence a five-day pause in the offensive to allow time for the Kurdish fighters to withdraw from a "safe zone" Turkey aims to establish in northeast Syria near the Turkish border.
President Trump stoked confusion Friday by declaring the U.S. has "secured the Oil" in the Middle East amid continued fallout from the Turkish invasion of northern Syria that he enabled by pulling American troops out of the region.
It wasn't immediately clear what the president was talking about, as there were no publicly known developments in Syria or elsewhere in the Middle East relating to oil. White House aides did not return requests for comment.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. State Department investigation of Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server while she was secretary of state has found no evidence of deliberate mishandling of classified information by department employees.
The investigation, the results of which were released on Friday by Republican U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley's office, centered on whether Clinton, who served as the top U.S. diplomat from 2009 to 2013, jeopardized classified information by using a private email server rather than a government one.
BYESVILLE — A Meadowbrook High School student removed from class last Friday for being intoxicated is now facing a felony charge after allegedly threatening to shoot people if the previous incident harmed his chances to join a branch of the United States military.
Gabriel D. Blackledge, 18, of Cambridge, is facing one count of making terrorist threats, a third-degree felony, filed by the Guernsey County Sheriff's Office on Thursday. Blackledge remained incarcerated in the county jail on a $250,000 bond with no 10 percent allowed, according to the sheriff's office's website.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said on Friday that no U.S. troops will take part in enforcing the so-called safe zone in northern Syria and the United States "is continuing our deliberate withdrawal from northeastern Syria."
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan earlier on Friday said Turkey will set up a dozen observation posts across northeast Syria, insisting that a planned "safe zone" will extend much further than U.S. officials said was covered under a fragile ceasefire deal.