Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Industry Spotlight: Aerospace & Defense









This article kicks off a monthly Industry Spotlight feature where we will spotlight a different industry in which veterans are highly successful. This month, we'll start with Aerospace & Defense.

It is a very easy transition for Veterans to move into the Aerospace & Defense Industry, since they have worked on similar, if not the same, equipment, projects or programs in their military careers.

Some of the position types that Veterans are a great match for include:

Engineering
Systems Engineer
Manufacturing Engineer
Software Engineer
Safety Engineer
Design Engineer
QA Engineer

Today’s military professionals receive practical application and schooling in six sigma and lean manufacturing principles, and have a solid foundation of engineering skills. They have advanced degrees and the experience necessary to immediately contribute to an organization’s bottom line. This background, combined with leadership skills and unlimited potential, gives a company great flexibility in using our Engineers in a variety of capacities.

Operations / Management
Program Manager
Project Manager
Technical Manager
Production Planner

Veterans have plenty of experience juggling the demands of complex programs and projects. Throughout their military career, they have balanced human capital, critical resources, and time constraints to meet organizational goals. Their leadership skills allow them to form and motivate diverse teams to ensure the project is done on time and above standard. Veterans have an easy transition from the military to programs supporting the military - they are subject matter experts and proven transformational leaders.

Sales
New Business Development Representative
Territory Manager
Regional Manager

Understanding the structure of the Department of Defense allows our candidates to use their contacts and networks in order to find key personnel and opportunities necessary to generate new business. That ability, combined with their determination and knowledge, ensures success in securing those necessary contracts. Many Veterans currently understand, and are proficient in, the RFP and Bid Processes.

Technical
Electrician
Field Service Technician
Maintenance Technician
Reliability Technician

Military technicians represent some of the best electrical, mechanical, and electronic talent anywhere. Technically trained with real world experience, they frequently work on the same equipment they worked on in the military. With a greatly reduced learning curve and solid fundamentals, military technicians are able to work on the most complex of equipment. Furthermore, their excellent communication skills, professional presentation, and maturity guarantee success onsite at a client’s location.

Learn more about Veterans in the Aerospace & Defense Industry

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