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Military Veterans Make a Difference at Mazak

Veterans provide important transferrable skills throughout Mazak. With the 18 new veteran hires in 2021, Mazak’s staff now includes 87 veterans in various departments.

Posted: January 20, 2022

Many veterans work as Mazak Field Service Technicians, providing onsite troubleshooting, maintenance and repair on Mazak machine tools at customer facilities, for example on the new series of CNC turning machines, the QT-Ez Series.

(Florence KY)Mazak North America credits veterans as essential to its ongoing hiring efforts and its ability to move past the skills gap that challenges companies throughout the manufacturing industry. With 18 new veteran hires in 2021, the Mazak staff now includes 87 veterans in departments ranging from field service and parts to production and purchasing.

“We’re constantly impressed with the strong work ethic, focused time management, adaptability and practical problem solving that veterans bring throughout our organization,” said Mazak Human Resources Director Bill Weier. “Their dedication, creativity and can-do attitude set an example of how to excel and advance.” Mazak is committed to providing these veterans with the training and development they need to build thriving, sustained careers with the company.

Many veterans become Mazak Field Service Technicians, providing onsite troubleshooting, maintenance and repair on Mazak machine tools at customer facilities. The electrical and mechanical training that these veterans receive in the military meets many of the prerequisites for these jobs, enabling many of them to train and then enter the technician ranks in a mere six months. Managers praise these veterans for their diagnostic skills and their ability to reason through solutions without relying solely on documentation.

Throughout the organization, veterans contribute their accountability, seasoned perspective and mature outlook to make Mazak an even better place to work. Mazak values veterans and continues to seek future employees from the ranks who have served.

Veterans who are interested in manufacturing careers can apply for one of the many positions on the Mazak career page:

Mazak Corporation is a leader in the design and manufacture of productive machine tool solutions. Committed to being a partner to customers with innovative technology, its world-class facility in Florence, Kentucky produces over 100 models of turning centers, Multi-Tasking machines and vertical machining centers, including 5-axis models. Continuously investing in manufacturing technology allows the Mazak iSMART Factory™ to be the most advanced and efficient in the industry, providing high-quality and reliable products. Mazak maintains eight Technology Centers across North America to provide local hands-on applications, service and sales support to customers. For more information on Mazak’s products and solutions, visit or follow us on Twitter and Facebook. 

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