To help veterans explore opportunities in the energy sector, the Center for Energy Workforce Development, through its Troops to Energy Jobs initiative, has prepared this MOS Translator. Some MOS codes do not have a direct translation to an energy job, but that should not be a deterrent for veterans interested in an energy career. Many jobs in the industry do not require direct experience, since training is always provided by employers and military veterans are highly respected in the energy industry. This MOS Translator will help clarify logical entry points into the energy sector. Learn about apprenticeships, skilled trade jobs, engineering and technical roles, and the business side of the industry. The energy industry is growing and requires a skilled, diverse workforce to power and fuel American life, military veterans are uniquely prepared for these challenging and fulfilling careers.
TRANSITIONING SERVICE MEMBERS
INDUSTRY COMPATIBILITIES TO MILITARY VETERANS
Total Safety Culture
High consequence environments
Sense of service and duty to community
Promotion of high performing teams and organizations
Operational variability / versatility
Veterans bring diverse knowledge, coachable spirit, and commitment to excellence.
ORGANIZATIONAL FIT OF VETERANS TO THE ENERGY SECTOR
Understands protocol, procedural compliance
Duty to serve whenever called upon
Attitude of continuous improvement
Willingness to share knowledge
Diversity and Inclusion mindset
The value of hiring veterans includes high retention, employee engagement, and commitment to safety.
INDIVIDUAL QUALITIES FOR VETERANS
Takes initiative and works well independently
Agile and adaptable in dynamic environments
Natural high performer; solution oriented