After graduating, Chenevert would apply and secure a job as a General Production Manager at General Motors. Here he was in charge of securing efficiency and lowering costs. During his fourteenth year working for General Motors, he was approached by Platt & Whitney to come work for the aircraft manufacturer.
Chenevert would leave General Motors and arrive at Platt & Whitney. Working here came with its own prize. After 6 years of service, the board met and decided that they wanted Chenevert as their next president. Chenevert would go on to serve there for another seven years. Soon though, the business that would become his legacy came calling. United Technologies Corporation came offering a job; a lucrative job at that.
Chenevert would work at the United Technologies Corporation for many years. During his time, the company would do the unthinkable, they would purchase the aerospace company Goodrich. This they did for $16.3 billion. From there Chenevert would also acquire Otis, the largest elevator company in the world. This is why the stocks rose from $37 to $117.
Because of his accomplishments, the Executive Committee of Business Council would elect him as Vice Chairman for the years 2011-2012. In 2015, one year after Chenevert stepped down from the United Technologies Corporation, Goldman Sachs would offer him the role in the area of Merchant Banking as an Executive Adviser for that division.