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Jobs After Military Service: Veteran Trade Careers in Colorado Springs and Pueblo

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Searching for jobs after military service can be a stressful process. Whether you have done a four-year enlistment or are retiring after 20+ years, making a career switch is a dramatic change. Have you considered what type of work you will be pursuing after your separation from the military? Why not consider a career in the skilled trades? Skilled trades such as plumbing, heating, cooling, electric and excavation can provide some of the best post-military careers available to veterans who are looking for civilian jobs after military service.

Flow Right Plumbing, Heating, Cooling and Electric has openings for skilled trade jobs and entry-level skilled trade jobs in Colorado Springs and Pueblo. If you have military training in a specific trade, you are in a great position to continue your career once you transition to civilian life.

If you have no experience at all, skilled trades such as plumbing, HVAC, electric or excavation offer plenty of options for veterans entering the workforce to learn on the job. At Flow Right, we even offer internships and apprenticeships for people who want to get their start in the trades. Let’s take a look at what a career in the skilled trades after the military can do for you.

Entry-Level Plumbing, HVAC, Excavation and Electrician Jobs in Colorado Springs and Pueblo

You can launch a new career in the skilled trades by applying for one of Flow Right’s entry-level trade jobs in Colorado Springs and Pueblo. You don’t have to have a trade-related Military Occupational Specialty (MOS) in your resume to start your career in the skilled trades. Flow Right’s post-military career opportunities include options for veterans who have no experience in the trades.

Paid Skilled Trade Internships in Pueblo and Colorado Springs

Flow Right offers entry level careers for military veterans in several ways, including paid skilled trade internships in our Pueblo and Colorado Springs locations. A paid internship allows you to find the trade that fits you best while earning an hourly wage and receiving entry-level skills training.

Paid Trade Apprenticeships in Pueblo and Colorado Springs

Paid trade apprenticeships offer some of the best jobs for former military personnel because they provide paid training that helps you achieve Colorado certifications. Flow Right can help you select an internship in the trade of your choice and start learning on the job immediately. You will be mentored by experienced professionals with years in the trade. Learn more about Flow Right paid trade apprenticeships in Pueblo and Colorado Springs here.

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Which Armed Forces Branch Is Best for a Transition to the Skilled Trades?

Although all of the branches in the armed forces like to joke about which branch is best, the skilled trades are a level playing field. Your MOS doesn’t really matter either, although it can be helpful in selecting your post-military trade career or in helping you obtain a job if your MOS was in a specific trade. Flow Right proudly welcomes veteran service members from all branches of the military, all pay grades and all MOS designations.

  • Army
  • Navy
  • Air Force
  • Coast Guard
  • Marine Corps
  • Space Force
  • National Guard

Flow Right also welcomes military reservists in these branches and complies with the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA).

Does this sound like you? Take a look at our open job listings to find a career at Flow Right that fits your job change needs.

The Benefits of Working in Plumbing, HVAC, Excavation or Electrical Work After Military Service

The benefits of working in the skilled trades include a solid career with room for growth and advancement. Many companies, including Flow Right, are in need of skilled tradespeople to help serve their customers and communities. That means demand is high and the potential for a stable, long-term career is high.


Continue Giving Back to Your Community

It can be difficult to stop serving even after separation. A career in the skilled trades allows you to continue supporting your friends and neighbors after military service by providing vital services. Our nation doesn’t run without the trades. The skilled trades offer some of the best jobs for veterans who wish to continue serving in a new capacity. You will provide your community with safe and reliable work that keeps their homes sanitary, safe and comfortable all year long.

Launch a Second Career

For many, the military is a jumpstart to launching a second career that secures your future after service. Even if you have retired from the military after 20+ years of service, you can still launch a whole new career in the skilled trades. After all, for many service members, retiring at 40, 50 or even 60 does not translate into leaving the workforce completely. Many veterans choose to start new businesses or learn new skills to continue working after separation.

Apply Your Military Skills

If you have an MOS related to the skilled trades, you will be able to apply your military skills in your new career. Some of your time in service may even be applicable in requirements for civilian licensure. Programs like the Army COOL platform can help you find out which of your military skills can be translated into civilian credentials. They can also help you figure out where you need to fill in gaps in your military service. Military COOL programs:

Opportunities for Growth and Advancement

The skilled trades also offer some of the best jobs for prior military personnel who wish to launch careers with room for growth and advancement. As a prior member of the military, you are used to seeing an upward trajectory with steps for achieving each level. The skilled trades offer the same opportunities. You can move from intern, to apprentice, to journeyperson, to master as your career progresses. After that, you are able to seek other roles that involve management, training and supervision.

Why Choose Flow Right for Your Post-Military Career Change?

Flow Right is proud to offer some of the best careers for veterans who are seeking a workplace filled with respect and integrity. We pay fair wages to our employees because we value their contribution to the success of our company. We offer reasonable working hours that allow you to maintain a positive work-life balance – a welcome change after the uncertainty of potential deployments, frequent TDYs or moves to new duty stations every few years. There is a strong focus on safety to protect our employees and our customers from harm. We also offer benefits to our full-time employees, which can be very important if your separation does not include extensions of benefits like Tricare. Flow Right provides:

  • Sick time
  • 401(k) plans with up to 3% matching
  • Paid holidays
  • Incentive pay programs
  • Dental
  • Medical
  • Paid time off packages
  • Life insurance
  • Friendly employees
  • Competitive salaries
  • Benefits for full-time employee
  • Positive work environment
  • Continuing education
  • Dynamic teamwork
  • Full-time and part-time opportunities
  • Support for advancement within Flow Right
  • Support for obtaining certifications
  • Advanced training within every level of trade
  • Expansive training in quality customer service and other applicable interpersonal skills

Colorado Springs and Pueblo Trade Careers Available at Flow Right

Plumbing Careers at Flow Right HVAC Careers at Flow Right
• Plumbing Internship • HVAC Internship
• Plumbing Apprenticeship • HVAC Apprenticeship
• Journeymen Plumbing Jobs • Journeyperson HVAC Jobs
• Master Plumber Jobs • Master Mechanical Jobs
Commercial Plumbing Jobs • Commercial HVAC Jobs
• Residential Plumbing Jobs • Residential HVAC Jobs
Electrical Careers at Flow Right Excavation at Flow Right
• Electrician Internship • Excavation Internship
• Electrician Apprenticeship • Excavation Apprenticeship
• Journeymen Electrician Jobs • Field Superintendent Jobs
• Master Electrician Jobs • Excavation Project Manger Jobs
Commercial Electrician Jobs • Civil Estimator Jobs
• Residential Electrician Jobs • Civil Construction Jobs

Military Installations Near Flow Right Plumbing, Heating, Cooling and Electric Locations

For those seeking post-air force and post-army careers in Colorado Springs, Flow Right is conveniently located next to some of the top military installations in the country. Colorado Springs is an in-demand location for service members and as locals, we can certainly understand why you would be reluctant to leave. Finding a job after the army or the air force does not mean you have to leave everything you’ve built. We have some of the best jobs for military veterans in Pueblo and the Pikes Peak region. You can find our locations near the following installations.

Military Installations in Colorado Springs:

  • Fort Carson
  • United States Air Force Academy
  • Peterson Air Force Base
  • Schriever Air Force Base
  • Cheyenne Mountain Space Force Station

Military Installations in Pueblo:

  • Pueblo Chemical Depot Army Base

Frequently Asked Questions About Post-Military Jobs at Flow Right

Is a Flow Right apprenticeship eligible for G.I. Bill benefits?
At this time, Flow Right is not affiliated with military G.I. Bill benefit programs. However, we are working to move our apprenticeship program forward to better support creating solid training and good jobs for prior military service members.
Can my military experience count toward my apprenticeship hours?
Flow Right cannot guarantee that military service is transferable to civilian apprenticeships. That is a decision made by the State of Colorado. Please check out our section on COOL to learn more about transferring your skills from military to civilian work.

Start a New Plumbing, HVAC or Electrical Career in Colorado Springs or Pueblo After Military Service!

Flow Right offers the best post-military jobs for veterans seeking employment in the trades. Whether you are completely new to the trades or a long-time professional, we want you for our highly skilled team. Check out our job openings in Colorado Springs and Pueblo here.

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