U.S. veterans bring “front-line” skills to Fives

U.S. military veterans are finding post-service success at Fives Machining Systems, putting their trouble-shooting skills and technical experience to work in field service and customer support positions for the global machine-tool manufacturer. Veterans bring well-developed mechanical and computer skills, discipline and the ability to be good team players, which are critical to Fives technically demanding business. With this military background, the field service technicians quickly ramp up to speed and provide world-class customer support for the company’s machine tools. Moreover, many veterans received technical training while in the service and they have the desired traits such as dependability, accountability and maturity

Since 2014, the company has hired nearly 20 former members of the various military branches at 10 field service locations throughout the United States. Veterans are also accepted in the company’s nationally recognized apprenticeship program. They will come in as advanced apprentices and will be required to complete a one-year program, versus a four-year program for other apprentices.