Recruiting Veterans for Entry-level Utility Positions

Swords to Plowshares is partnering with a local utilities company to recruit and hire veterans. This initiative is seeking qualified candidates for demanding and rewarding field work – we’re looking to hire heroes.

Application deadline is Thursday, July 18, 2013 at 10:00am.


  • US military veteran with DD-214 stating discharge status (Must be fully discharged from the military, not on terminal leave)
  • Possess valid CA driver license
  • Possess social security card
  • Unemployed or working less than full-time
  • Must live within 30 minutes of San Francisco or Daly City
  • Available to attend a hiring/testing event in San Francisco on the afternoon of Friday July 26th
  • Be available around the clock if required
  • Able to lift 90lbs and work in all weather
  • Enthusiastic and eager to grow in a new career


Nice to have:
Background in construction, digging, welding, carpentry, plumbing, pipefitting, working on a ranch, or landscaping


  • Pass technical, arithmetic and physical assessments
  • Load / unload equipment, materials and debris
  • Construction and maintenance of utilities equipment
  • Maintenance of tools
  • Obtain Class A driver’s license within a year

** These positions are 4 days per week, 10 hours per day. (Monday through Thursday, 7:00am – 5:30pm, plus overtime) **.