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Careers for Veterans in the Construction Industry

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

The Construction industry presents an exciting and challenging opportunity for the right candidate. Transitioning military members and veterans are a natural fit for the Construction industry, which demands problem-solving, loyalty and onsite decision making, all of which are skills the military instills in its servicemembers. As a result, more than 5,000 veterans have been hired into various roles across the Construction industry through Orion. 

Military job seekers possess experience unmatched by their peers. Particularly, a high focus on teamwork and safety, which is critical for success and longevity in the industry. As a veteran, you also have a heightened sense of duty, and are organized, self-disciplined, and a great problem solver. Veterans are more motivated, better educated, have more hands-on experience than their peers, and are extremely disciplined, all attributes that set you up for a successful career within the Construction industry. 

There are four different sectors of the Construction industry: Commercial, Residential, Building Materials, and Industrial and Equipment Manufacturing. Commercial construction is the business of building and leasing or selling spaces in the private sector. These spaces can include but aren’t limited to offices, manufacturing plants, medical centers, and retail shopping centers. Commercial construction projects and businesses primarily vary in size and scale.

Residential construction is the business of building and selling individual and multi-family dwellings. The market fragments into single-unit, manufactured, duplex, quad-plex, and apartments and condominiums. Manufactured housing further divides into mobile homes and pre-built houses. The business varies primarily in the size and scale of the operations.

The building materials segment of the construction industry consists of a wide range of companies involved in the mining, quarrying, and processing of raw materials used for both heavy and building construction. Materials such as cement, sand and gravel, clay, concrete, and marble are used in this industry.

Those in the industrial construction business design, install and maintain titanic structures including power plants, skyscrapers, warehouses, factories and other larger-than-life projects. The work can be as varied as working on a bridge, a dam or an oil refinery.

Typical career opportunities in the Construction industry include Superintendents, Production Supervisors, Maintenance, Construction Managers, Estimators, and Builders, among others.

Check out a few of the recent careers we’ve helped military professionals like yourself find in the Construction industry:

Visit us online to learn more about Construction Industry Careers for Veterans.

 

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