The Hunter for Technicians and Leaders - June 2012

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Joining Forces Military Hiring Event Bridges the Gap between Veterans and Careers,
Veteran Discusses his Career Transition through Orion,
Austin, TX, Military Hiring Event - June 10 - 11, 2012,
Orion Book Bundle Giveaway Winner,
Field Operations Contract Opportunity,
Honeywell U.S. Army Integrated Logistics Support Service Program,
Manufacturing Technician Careers with Intel,
Technical Careers in the Oil & Gas Industry,
Technical Careers with Siemens Corporation,
Upcoming Hiring Conferences,
Upcoming Base Visits,
Earn $100 for Every Referral that Finds their Career through Orion,
Companies Recently Hiring,
Connect with Orion Online

Joining Forces Military Hiring Event Bridges the Gap between Veterans and Careers


The Fayetteville Military Hiring Event, held April 26 & 27, marked the second such event co-sponsored by The White House Joining Forces initiative to Hire Veterans, as well as the participating Command Groups and Transition Programs. The two-day event consisted of Interview Preparation with Orion´s Recruiters, briefings by Hiring Managers from each of the companies, and pre-arranged interviews. The event was covered by NBC17 and The Fayetteville Observeras well as in a blog post by Joining Forces Executive Director, Brad Cooper.

Orion hosted about 15 companies at the event, including Intel, Siemens, Honeywell, Bridgestone, Firestone Kellogg’s, and PNC Bank. These companies interviewed the more than 100 enlisted soldiers to officers in attendance. “Orion is pleased to be able to continue to present transitioning service members with great civilian career opportunities at these Military Hiring Events,” said Mike Starich, President of Orion, “and we look forward to connecting veterans and hiring managers at the remaining 2012 events.”

In attendance at the event was Jason Forrester, Special Assistant, Manpower and Reserve Affairs, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army. These events mark a shift in the transition process for many soldiers  in accordance with the VOW to Hire Heroes Act signed by President Obama on November 21, 2011, which requires most service members to participate in new and improved transition programs. Forrester recently spoke with the Fort Hood Sentinel about this saying, “There is no doubt that throughout the Army, from the highest levels of leadership through the ranks, we are seeing a change of how the Army is getting Soldiers ready to transition.” 

Marine Corps Staff Sergeant Andrew Seiden found the event to be very constructive. “This event was the best veterans’ assistance-type program I have ever seen.  This is the kind of benefit veterans need.  The Orion side was extremely pro-active and professional in getting me to the event and matching me to companies,” Seiden stated, “The companies were professional and eager to find matches.  The whole process was seamless from start to finish.” 

The remaining Joining Forces Military Hiring Events of 2012 will be held in Austin, TX, on June 10 & 11, Norfolk, VA, on August 19 & 20, Fort Hood, TX, on September 9 & 10, Camp Lejeune, NC, October 11 & 12, Raleigh, NC, on December 3 & 4, and Fort Campbell, KY, on December 6 & 7.

You can learn more about the upcoming events here.


Veteran Discusses his Career Transition through Orion


Captain Matthew Born relates his experience with Orion during his transition to his new career as an Advanced Management Partner with Cintas.


Austin, TX, Military Hiring Event - June 10 - 11, 2012



Transitioning Military Soldiers, Marines, Airmen, and Sailors – Get Hired for Civilian Operations and Leadership Positions!!

This Unique Hiring Event is NOT a Job Fair, and is Designed to Get You Hired

This event is a special Hiring Event co-sponsored by The White House Joining Forces initiative to Hire Veterans and the participating Command Groups.

Unlike a job fair where you may spend a day talking with several dozen employers without a single interview as a result, this event is designed to get you hired!

Day 1 of the Hiring Event will feature a full morning of small group Interview Preparation with Orion´s Recruiters, and an afternoon with briefings by Hiring Managers from each of the companies, to familiarize you with the interviewers, companies, and available positions.

On Day 2, you will have pre-arranged interviews directly with Hiring Managers for positions for which you are well-suited, and match your background, qualifications, and preferences.

Each client company is committed to hiring multiple job seekers from this event, and it is our goal that you will have an offer of employment within two weeks following this event.

Interview for Operations and Operations Leadership Positions, such as:

  • Manufacturing

  • Maintenance

  • Oil & gas

  • Logisitics

  • Transportation

  • Warehousing

  • Retail Store Management

  • Financial Management/Sales

  • ...and many others!

Job Seeker Requirements

  • Recent or Pending Honorable Discharge – Recent Iraq and Afghanistan Combat Vets preferred

  • ETS or Retirement date no earlier than September 1, 2011

  • Geographically flexible and willing to relocate

  • Must be a team player with strong leadership ability, and outstanding work ethic

  • Available to begin your new career prior to September 1, 2012

Registration Procedures

  • You must pre-register using the link below, and include your most up-to-date resume

  • After you have completed your registration, you must contact the event recruiter, Eric Hinistroza, at (800) 336-7466 x. 420 or

  • We will then attempt to match you with the best job opportunities and provide you with more information regarding the event

  • Please keep in mind that this is NOT a job fair, and is by invitation only. If you have not registered and contacted Eric Hinistroza by June 4, 2012, you will NOT be considered for this event.

Click here to learn more.

Orion Book Bundle Giveaway Winner




Congratulations to our winner:

Christopher won the Orion Book Bundle Giveaway, a bundle of 4 books recommended for Veteran Job Seekers:

  • Veterans: DO THIS! GET HIRED!Proven Advice For Veterans That Need A Job, by Mark Lyden
  • Knock 'em Dead 2012: The Ultimate Job Search Guide, by Martin Yate CPC 
  • Power Interviews: Job-Winning Tactics from Fortune 500 Recruiters, by Neil M. Yeager
  • The Leadership Challenge, 4th Edition, by James M. Kouzes and Barry Z. Posner



Field Operations Contract Opportunity


Orion International is currently recruiting for immediate openings for unique project positions with one of the world’s top companies.

Our client is an Internet Services Company that has revolutionized the way we search for and access information on the internet. They are listed as one of the best companies in the world, and are on Fortune Magazine’s list of the “Top 100 Employers to Work For.”

This is an opportunity to be a part of a project that will change how we use and integrate technology into our business, personal, social lifestyles, as well as the environment around us.

The company is currently engaged in multiple projects that extend from its core business. In these roles you will work as part of a cross functional team of 6 - 10 members. Each person on the team will have specific responsibilities as well as shared collateral duties.

No egos, you must be a true team player and be flexible and willing to change to accommodate the project and what is needed for the team to accomplish its “mission.” The project length is 6 - 12 months, with the potential to be extended. The timeline for the project will vary between 40 hour work weeks and 60-75 hour “high operational tempo” weeks. Project work will be focused regionally with the possibility of nationwide travel.

Position Description:

  • The project length is 6 - 12 months, and you’ll work both as an individual contributor and as a team member.
  • Positions are based in Seattle, San Diego, Norfolk, Atlanta, Dallas, Las Vegas, Chicago, New York City, and Boston.
  • This is a high travel position conducting field work and data collection through multiple locations within the U.S.
  • You will work as a Field Operations Specialist in various capacities as part of a cross-functional project team. Each person on the team will have specific individual responsibilities, as well as shared collateral duties.
  • Work/travel related expenses are covered by the company.  Approved out of pocket expenses will be reimbursed.
  • Hours of work per week will vary depending on work load.  Some weeks will be 40 hours, Mon - Fri.
  • “High operational tempo” weeks will be 60 - 75 hours including weekend work.
  • Schedules will vary with 2-3 weeks of “high op tempo”, followed by 1-2 weeks of 40 hour, Mon - Fri.

Position Requirements:

  • Former military with honorable discharge.
  • Clean driving record (No DUIs or more than 2 tickets in the last 3 years).
  • Good credit record (must have a credit card) and no criminal history.
  • Possess a Valid Driver’s License and either posses, or have the ability to obtain, a Passport.
  • Physically able to walk 10-15 miles daily, and stand for extended periods of time.
  • Capable and willing to do high travel, and easily able to get in and out of airports.
  • Detail oriented in completing routine and repetitive work. Meticulous attention to detail. 
  • Competent and confident in using computers and electronic devices.
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to provide feedback that is clear and concise.
  • Must be flexible and capable of adapting to a changing environment.

Upcoming Interviews will be held in San Diego, Norfolk, Atlanta, Dallas, Las Vegas, Chicago, New York City, and Boston. 

Click here to learn more or apply.


Honeywell U.S. Army Integrated Logistics Support Service Program



Orion is currently recruiting for a variety of logistics positions for Honeywell to fulfill the U.S. Army’s Integrated Logistics Support Service Program. Under the contract, Honeywell is managing global inventory, maintenance, and operations for three Army Field Support Brigades.

We are seeking soldiers with Supply MOSs to fill many positions including Property Book Team Chief, Master Supply Technician, Contract Hand Receipt Holder, Data Entry Tech, and Quality Assurance Operations.

You should be able to start before August 1st. Pay is highly competitive, and all positions are located in Afghanistan.

Positions & Requirements

Property Book Team Chief

  • At least ten (10) years of property management experience

  • Property Book Unit Supply-Enhanced (PBUSE) skills required

  • In-depth knowledge of supply program relationships, concepts, and methodologies pertaining to Supply / Property Book Accountability and supply areas of logistics operations required

  • Experience at the Division property book level required

  • U.S. Citizen and Secret level government clearance required

Supply Technician

  • Seven (7) years minimum of Property Book or related supply experience

  • Must have worked at a Battalion S4 NCOIC or higher level

  • U.S. Citizen and Secret level government clearance required.

  • Planner experience

  • Expertise in SME PBUSE

Contract Hand Receipt Holder

  • Five (5) or more years of experience in the field or a related area of property management

  • Knowledgeable and proficient in the use of Property Book Unit Supply Enhanced (PBUSE)

  • Knowledgeable and proficient in the use of the Logistics Support Activity (LOGSA) web site

Data Entry Tech

  • Administrative experience required

Quality Assurance Operations

  • Bachelor’s degree in an applied science, such as Business

  • Five (5) years of demonstrated experience working in the logistical field, or at least ten (10) years of program related experience

  • Must have experience with MS Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and working knowledge of Access database programs

  • Quality management or related discipline

  • Demonstrated proficiency in the evaluation of processes and controls, along with the ability to inspect or evaluate workforce performance to the process

  • Knowledge of Property Book Unit Supply Enhanced (PBUSE)

For more information, please click here. 


Manufacturing Technician Careers with Intel


Orion is recruiting a large number of Manufacturing Technicians for Intel, the world's largest semiconductor chip maker. We are currently hiring for Intel's fabs in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and in Phoenix, Arizona. This is your chance to begin your civilian career with an outstanding company, named on both Fortune's "100 Best Companies to Work For” and Business Week's" Best Places to Launch a Career.”

Manufacturing Technicians are responsible for performing functions associated with manufacturing operations including set-up and calibration; preventive maintenance; failure analysis; rework and quality testing; and conducting in-line adjustments to products, instruments, equipment, or processes. 

To be qualified for this position, you should be a transitioning or former military technician and possess an electronics, electrical, mechanical or electro-mechanical background, with 3-5 years of non-semiconductor equipment experience. 

Salary will be between $20 - $24/hour plus overtime and shift differential depending on shift worked. You will also be eligible to earn a bonus. You can expect to earn $52K - $65K in total compensation in your first year of employment.

We will be holding interviews on the following dates and locations:

  • May 17: San Diego, CA

  • May 21 - 22: Honolulu, Hawaii

  • June 5: Jacksonville, FL

  • June 12: Seattle, WA

  • June 19: San Diego, CA

  • June 26: Norfolk, VA


For more information, please click here.


Technical Careers in the Oil & Gas Industry


We are currently seeking technicians to work a variety of gas pipeline positions in Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Missouri, South Dakota, and North Dakota. This is an excellent opportunity to translate your military skill set into a career in the Oil & Gas Industry. 

Our client provides an industry-leading benefits package, including full relocation assistance, a very generous vacation and sick time policy, annual bonus, and many additional company-provided perks. 

You should have a technical, mechanical or electro-mechanical background, and be able to begin work no later than August 1, 2012. Please send an email to to learn more about these positions.  


Technical Careers with Siemens Corporation


Orion is currently recruiting for a large volume of technical positions across all segments of Siemens Corporation within the U.S.

Over the last ten years, Orion has placed over 520 former and transitioning military job seekers into great careers within Siemens divisions including Building Technologies, Water, Healthcare & Medical, Energy and Mobility. Siemens is currently ranked #40 on the Fortune Global 500, and # 1 on the Electronics and Electrical Equipment Industry list. They are the second largest non-government employer in the world, reporting worldwide sales revenue exceeding $102 Billion in 2010.

· Field Service and Field Operations;

· Technical and Service Support;

· Materials and Logistics;

· Quality Assurance and Control;

· Facilities and Project Engineering.


To be considered for these positions you must be a Military Technician with an Electronics, Electrical, HVAC or AC & R background.


Orion will be hosting Siemens at the following events:

  • Austin Military Hiring Event: June 10 - 11     

  • Norfolk Military Hiring Event: August 19 - 20

  • Ft. Hood Military Hiring Event: September 9 - 10

  • Camp Lejeune Military Hiring Event: October 11 - 12 

  • Raleigh Military Hiring Event: December 3 - 4

  • Ft. Campbell Military Hiring Event: December 6 - 7

Please visit us online if you are interested in learning more.


Upcoming Hiring Conferences


If you will be separating from the military and preparing to begin your civilian career within the next 90 days, be sure to attend one of our hiring conferences. After a full day of preparation, you’ll interview with hiring authorities for only those positions that are a match with your needs and preferences.

Click on any of the conference locations to request more information on the conference you’d like to attend!


Baltimore, MD

Fishkill, NY

Norfolk, VA

May 20 - 21

June 10 - 11

July 15 - 16


Chicago, IL

Chicago, IL

June 3 - 4

July 22 - 23


Jacksonville, FL

Raleigh, NC

May 20 - 21

June 18 - 19

South Central

Dallas, TX

Houston, TX

May 20 - 21


San Diego, CA

Seattle, WA

San Diego, CA

June 3 - 4


Upcoming Base Visits


When our Recruiters visit a location near you, it’s a chance to get a jump start on your career search, regardless of your ETS date. Our Recruiters will discuss your goals and preferences with you and present a realistic picture of what to expect in your search. You’ll get resume advice, interview preparation tips, and much more!  Click here or on any of the base visits to receive more information about the base visit you are interested in attending.

Jacksonville, FL

Groton, CT

May 23

June 7

Earn $100 for Every Referral that Finds their Career through Orion


Did you know that Orion candidates have already earned $1000 in referral bonuses already in 2012?

For every job seeker you refer to us who is subsequently placed by Orion, we will give you a $100 gift card to a retailer of your choice!

It's simple - just click here to refer a friend.

30 seconds of your time could be $100 in your pocket!


Companies Recently Hiring



The ABB Group

Abbott Laboratories


Bridgestone Firestone


Corning Cable

DNS Electronics


First Solar

GE Energy

GE Medical

Hitachi High Technology


HSB Global Standards



Nucor Steel



Suddenlink Communications

Toshiba Medical

VAM Drilling USA


Connect with Orion Online


You can keep up-to-date on all things Orion, including hiring events, base visits, webinars, and news pertinent to veterans through our social media listed below. But don't just take our word for it:
"I was impressed with the Orion presence on Facebook.  The regular updates on hiring conferences is very informative and I direct all my friends that I know are separating soon to your page.  I didn’t always go to the Orion website but was always up to speed through the social media. I liked the fact that it was kept professional in relation to gaining employment.  Too much information would have drowned out the important stuff." - Retired Navy Sonar Technician, Manufacturing Technician in the Semiconductor Industry

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