Atlanta, GA, USA
Workforce Opportunity Services

Service Technician
Training and Employment
Program for Veterans

Training Begins:  August 16th, 2021

Training Location:  Atlanta, GA

Workforce Opportunity Services (WOS) and United Rentals are looking to hire motivated Veterans with service past September 11, 2001 that have an interest in a fulfilling career as a Service Technician.

The program consists of 9 weeks of FREE training. Training is broken into 5 weeks of classroom training and 4 weeks of on-the-job training (OJT). During classroom training, participants take basic mechanic courses taught by Universal Technical Institute, receive targeted vender equipment training and learn to operate equipment. During OJT, participants will spend time at different locations learning to perform equipment inspections, basic maintenance tasks and demonstrate diagnostic/troubleshooting skills under the supervision of senior level technicians. Managers at each location will assess skills weekly to ensure participants are placed appropriately within United Rentals.

Primary responsibilities will include the maintenance and repair of the following systems on a variety of customer equipment and tools:

  • Mechanical
  • Electrical
  • Hydraulic
  • Diesel

Program Information:

  • WOS will provide lodging for candidates who reside outside of the training area.
  • Candidates will be eligible to apply for any open Tech Level 1 position within United Rentals (Nationwide).
  • Starting salaries range from $16-$19 for Tech 1 positions depending on location and mechanical aptitude.
  • Admission to the program is highly competitive.
  • Those selected for training and employment will receive FREE training and a $500/week stipend prior to working at United Rentals.
  • There is no cost to participate. This program will NOT affect the GI Bill.

Basic Requirements:

  • Military service past 9/11/2001 (Reserve and Guard included)
  • Honorable Discharge
  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Mechanical background/aptitude
    • Prior to being accepted into the program, you must complete a Mechanical Aptitude Assessment.
  • Must have a current/valid Driver’s License
  • Must be willing to relocate

About WOS

Founded in 2005, Workforce Opportunity Services (WOS) is a leading 501(c)(3) nonprofit committed to developing the skills of untapped talent from historically underrepresented communities through partnerships with organizations dedicated to diversifying their workforce. This includes people of color, first-generation college graduates, veterans and early-career aspirants.

Utilizing a scientifically-based model derived from research conducted at Columbia University, we recruit, educate, train, and place high-potential candidates with leading organizations around the world. To date, WOS has served 6000+ individuals through partnerships with more than 65 corporations in 60+ locations worldwide. For more information, visit

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