At Evoqua, we understand that veterans have the unique experiences and sophisticated training needed to solve complex tasks. This knowledge often translates into important job skills and capabilities like leadership, communication, planning, tactical execution and teaming. We value and recognize these skills, and the traits we often see among veterans – like honor, dedication, accountability and respect – are prized attributes of our employees.
For former military employees who have received years of structure and stability, Evoqua has a strong foundation with over 100 years of legacy expertise. What makes us distinct, and what can help support a smooth transition, is our inherent flexibility that allows for a culture of autonomy and empowerment.
In your pursuit of fulfilling opportunities, we are looking to provide you with the support and working environment that enables you to not only utilize your talents, but also broaden your expertise.
VETERANS AMONG US
Ed May, vice president of Supply Chain Management, joined Evoqua in October 2014, formerly serving in the United States Navy Submarine Service aboard a Ballistic Missile Nuclear Submarine in the boats supply division. During the course of his successful career in manufacturing, he often calls on the fundamental skills he learned during these formative years.
“My military experience equipped me with several intangible attributes such as flexibility, adaptability and the ability to work under pressure to meet commitments. These are characteristics that are not only in high demand, but also considered essential in today’s global, fast-paced economy. The men and women that have served our country in the military have proven to be well equipped to take on challenges facing today’s business world. Evoqua is a company that values military experience with examples throughout the organization of veterans who are very capable leders.”
Jose Plaza served in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Gulf War and Somalia, and now serves as global director for strategic sourcing at Evoqua.
“In the military, we are taught to lead by example, and to be a good leader, one must first be a good follower. Working at Evoqua has enabled me to follow a similar approach. I’ve been able to create and develop my own team where we make decisions and collectively implement them. My team doesn’t work for me, we work together, and Evoqua empowers this philosophy.”
Read more about Jose, his son, Noah, and their dedication to recognizing and honoring veterans in this article.