As the manufacturing industry continues to face a very real and serious shortage of skilled workers, more and more companies are recognizing the value that an employee with military experience brings to the table.
It’s a win-win situation: Veterans entering civilian life need careers and manufacturers need high-quality employees
Recognizing that the industrial world continues to move swiftly toward computerization and automation, some of the country’s largest manufacturers are utilizing national training programs and hiring initiatives to prepare veterans to enter the civilian workforce in “high-tech manufacturing career tracks.”
The value of hiring veterans
Hiring military veterans is about more than viewing an employee through the lens of patriotism. In today’s hiring landscape, companies benefit from hiring military veterans for their skills, expertise and overall work ethic.
The military invests hundreds of thousands of dollars to train the men and women in their ranks for hundreds of occupational specialties. They manage aircraft, vehicle and tank maintenance, medical facilities and supplies, food service, global communications, safety protocols and training, personnel management, supply chain systems, and emergency response teams. Above all, they are resourceful and committed to achieving positive results. “I can’t or I don’t want to do it” aren’t available options in the military.
How could that kind of experience be anything but beneficial to an organization?
IVC supports veterans
At IVC, about 35 percent of our employees come from a military background. We value all of our employees and the unique skills and knowledge they bring to our company. It just so happens that the nature of the work we do is a good, cultural fit for veterans – present company included.
Military veterans tend to be highly self-motivated and require minimal direction. We’re typically very focused and goal-oriented individuals. In the military, we’re taught to focus on the success of the mission and to watch out for our fellow sailors/soldiers/airmen. If work environments are overly restrictive or micro-managed, they can become stifling and frustrating for many veterans.
At IVC, our culture promotes self-direction and self-discipline. We encourage all of our employees to stay focused on being the best they can be at what they do. They do this for their success and to serve our customers. Also, because of a large number of veterans in our company, it’s easier for us to help new veterans successfully make the transition into civilian life. We have all been there and done that ourselves.
We are currently hiring vibration analysts to fill various positions across the country. While years of experience and certification required varies by each specific position, all potential job candidates must be authorized to work in the United States.
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