Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Orion Participates in 2-Year Joining Forces Anniversary
April 30, 2013, marked the two-year anniversary of Joining Forces, a national initiative to involve all sectors of society to provide improved opportunities to Veterans and their families in the areas of Employment, Education, and Wellness. In April 2011, President Obama issued a challenge to the private sector to hire or train 100,000 Veterans by 2014.
To mark the 2-year anniversary, First Lady Michelle Obama announced that America’s businesses have nearly tripled the goal set by President Obama, and did so eight months early. According to Mrs. Obama, the private sector has already hired or trained 290,000 veterans and military spouses since the start of the program; with commitments from American companies to hire or train another 435,000 veterans and military spouses over the next five years.
Orion was honored to be included in the anniversary event, which was held in the East Room of the White House. David Coe, former Marine Corps Officer and Vice President – Strategic Programs at Orion International, as well as Mike Wooster, former Navy Aviation Electronics Technician and Candidate Recruiter at Orion, attended on behalf of Orion.
Orion is proud to have assisted several Joining Forces companies in achieving their Military Hiring goals in 2011 and 2012. And having exceeded our own pledge to Joining Forces in 2012, Orion was invited to publicly recommit to this important initiative through Military Hiring Events and consultative training programs to educate companies on creating and implementing a Military Recruiting Strategy.
With commitments from the private sector, Joining Forces continues to gain momentum, as evidenced in the video below featuring Orion alumnus Jeff Metcalf:
White House Announces New IT Credentialing Program for Service Members
Monday, April 29, marked the announcement of another veteran initiative by First Lady Michelle Obama at the White House Forum on Military Credentialing and Licensing. This new initiative, called the IT Training and Certification Partnership, is aimed at helping veterans more easily find jobs in the tech sector by completing training and earning industry-recognized IT certifications prior to their transition out of the military.
A White House Fact Sheet on the Partnership estimates that about 161,000 service members would gain the necessary certifications for 12 high-demand technology professions, including computer programming, quality assurance, and information security. There will be 1.8 million openings in the targeted fields through the end of the decade, and these jobs will provide an average salary of $81,000+.
Service members often have the most up-to-date technological training but may lack the required certifications for civilian IT jobs. In addition to correcting this issue, the program will also allow veterans to fill in any gaps in their training required for employment in civilian positions.
Along with the announcement, the forum featured four round tables exploring ways to make it easier for service members to earn the civilian certifications and licenses required for jobs in emergency medical services, healthcare and transportation sectors, as well as ways to translate their military training into academic credit.
Among the companies supporting the program are Cisco, Microsoft, Oracle, and CompTIA. As an example of the type of support they are providing, CompTIA is donating vouchers for certification exams, such as CompTIA A+ and CompTIA Security+, to program participants.
A blog post on The Hill quotes Gene Sperling, the director of the National Economic Council, as calling the IT/military partnership "a triple win", saying it is a win for service members, a win for businesses, and a win for the economy. We agree. America’s military veterans possess world-class technological training, and a program such as this will enable them to put that knowledge to work in a rewarding civilian career.
To learn more about the Partnership, as well as the commitments other companies have made to it, please click here.
Technician Careers with Whirlpool
Orion is currently recruiting for a number of Technician positions with Whirlpool, a leading household appliance manufacturer. This is your chance to begin your civilian career with a globally recognized company in the manufacturing industry.
We are currently recruiting for the following positions:
- Mechanical Maintenance Technician / Electrical Hydraulic Maintenance Technician
- Tool and Die Maker
Locations: Clyde, Marion, and Findlay, Ohio.
Click here to learn more about these positions or to apply.
Wind Turbine Technician Careers with Gemini Energy Services
Gemini Energy Services, a Division of Orion International, is Seeking Wind Turbine Technicians for Traveling Field Technician Positions.
Gemini’s mission statement is to create solutions to complex wind turbine commissioning, operations, maintenance, service and installation challenges through a superior workforce, rigorous training, and safe operations.
Gemini has a focus on hiring former military men and women because of their highly technical backgrounds; they include avionics technicians, radar technicians, aviation electricians, electronics technicians, and more. Prior military technicians make ideal Gemini Turbine Technicians due to the similarities between their technical backgrounds (including component-level electronic and mechanical troubleshooting) and actual equipment within the industry. These skill sets are applicable and necessary because of the increasingly advanced equipment being installed as wind technology evolves.
Gemini's services to the wind industry include:
• Operations and Maintenance
• Construction Support
• Major Component Changeout
• Warranty Services
• Remote Monitoring
Wind Turbine Technician Description:
This position is responsible for the installation, commissioning, and maintenance of wind turbine generators. You will perform testing, troubleshooting and repair of mechanical and electrical problems on variable pitch, variable speed turbines. You will assist in other areas of site construction, installation and commissioning as required and directed by designated site supervision.
Salary: $18/hour, plus overtime (average of 10-20 hrs of overtime per week when traveling).
Location: You can live anywhere in the United States within a reasonable distance to an airport.
Requirements: This position is a traveling position and you must be able to travel up to 6 weeks at a time and work up to 50-60 hours per week if needed, to meet project and maintenance schedules. You will perform weekend operations and repair of wind turbine generators as needed. You need the ability to consistently climb wind turbine towers up to 300 feet in height, up to 3 times a day.
To perform the job successfully, the individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required:
- Familiarity with Direct Current Electricity, Alternating Current Electricity and Electronics.
- Familiarity with Voltage Testers, Multimeters, Amp Clamps, Oscilloscopes, Meghommeters, Infrared Testers, Voltage Test Procedures, Lock Out Tag Out, Electric Static Discharge (ESD), Hydraulics, Accumulator Charging, Crane Hand Signals, Soldering, Fasteners, Torquing, Hytorques, Fiber Optics, First Aid.
- Must have clean DMV record and ability to operate service trucks as required.
- Ability to train other employees in operations, maintenance & repair procedures.
- Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations.
- Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.
- Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.
- Ability to define problems, collects data, establishes facts, and draw valid conclusions.
- Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.
Click here to learn more.
Technical Careers with Phillips 66
Orion is recruiting for a large number of technical positions with Phillips 66, an advantaged downstream energy company. This opportunity is brought to military veterans exclusively through Orion. Phillips 66 seeks strong former Military candidates with great leadership, solid education, great technical skills and relatable experience.
We are hiring for a variety of position types, including:
Instrument & Electrical Technicians (Click here to read position description.)
Pipefitters / Welders (Click here to read position description.)
Pump Mechanics (Click here to read position description.)
- Assistant Operators (Click here to read position description.)
- Plant Operators (Click here to read position description.)
- May 17, 2013 in Bella Chasse, LA, for Plant Operator positions
Please click here for more information.
Data Center Technician Careers with a Leading Global Provider of Online Services
Orion is currently recruiting for a large number of Data Center Technicians for a leading global provider of online services. This is your chance to begin your career with one of the world’s most recognized and respected companies.
As a Data Center Technician, you will be responsible for designing and operating some of the most sophisticated electrical and HVAC systems in the world. Responsibilities Include:
- Operating, monitoring and supporting all facilities activity at the data centers
- Taking ownership of the operation and maintenance of water pumps and treatment systems, HVAC, UPS, generators, electrical distribution and control and monitoring systems
- Implementing best-in-class environmental practices
- Bringing the ideas of the Data Center Engineers to life and developing creative approaches to reducing operational costs while improving efficiencies
- Ensuring that problems are identified and repaired quickly, that contractors deliver quality services and preventive maintenance, and that safety measures are being performed
- Responding to data center performance issues and outages to minimize recovery time from failures in emergency situations or abnormal conditions
- Helping inspect, maintain and repair various data center systems (e.g., piping, cooling, and non-critical electrical system components)
- Providing daily assistance to senior technicians by reading blueprints/schematics, conducting tours of systems and assessing their working order
Position Locations: Caldwell County, NC; Mayes County, OK; Council Bluffs, IA; The Dalles, OR; Berkeley County, SC. Learn more about position locations.
Salary: $55k-$65k, depending on experience.
Benefits: Full benefits, including potential bonus and stock grants.
- Associate's degree, trade school certification or other verifiable training in a relevant technical field (in lieu of degree, 2 years of relevant work experience).
- 2 years’ experience at journeyman or technician level in a critical environment, or 2 years of equivalent military related experience.
- Universal Refrigerant Handler’s certification is preferred for mechanical applicants.
- Data center, hospital or power plant experience is preferred.
- Knowledge of the electrical and mechanical systems used in a data center environment, including: Feeders, Transformers, Generators, Switchgear, UPS systems, ATS/STS units, PDU/PMM units, Chillers, Air handling units and CRAC units.
- Ability to communicate intelligently and effectively with contractors who perform maintenance or upgrade work on these systems.
- Ability to learn quickly and address issues as they arise during normal working hours or when on-call.
Interviews will be held on Monday, June 3rd in San Diego, CA. To be considered for an interview you must be available to begin working within 90 days of your first interview.
Click here to learn more or apply.
Careers with ConocoPhillips
Orion International is currently recruiting for multiple career opportunities with ConocoPhillips, one of the world’s largest independent Exploration and Production companies based on proved reserves and production of liquids and natural gas. With over 16,000 employees worldwide ConocoPhillips is active in almost 30 countries.
ConocoPhillips explores for, produces, transports and markets crude oil, natural gas, natural gas liquids, liquefied natural gas and bitumen on a worldwide basis. Key focus areas include safely operating producing assets, executing existing major projects, and exploring for new resources in promising areas.
We are currently recruiting for:
I&E Technician System Specialist, Hobbs, NM
System Lead, Williston, ND
I&E Technician, Beeville, TX
Utility Person, Gulf of Mexico
Able-Bodied Seaman, Gulf of Mexico
- Mess Person, Gulf of Mexico
Click here to learn more and apply to be considered.
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 ranked #47 on the Fortune Global 500, and # 1 on the Electronics and Electrical Equipment Industry list. Siemens is the second largest non-government employer in the world, reporting worldwide revenue exceeding $120 Billion in 2011.
- 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.
Please visit us online if you are interested in learning more.
Route Sales Representative Careers with Nestle Waters
Orion is recruiting for a number of positions with Nestle Waters, a bottled water division of the Nestle Group, a multinational food and beverage company. This is your chance to begin your civilian career with a globally recognized company in the food and beverage industry.
Route Sales Representatives
We are currently recruiting for Route Sales Representatives in a number of locations, including Houston, TX; Lanham, MD; and Kearny, NJ.
As the Route Sales Representative, you will be responsible for effectively selling and delivering Nestle Water products to commercial and residential customers. The primary role of the Route Sales Representative is contact between the company and our customers; therefore, candidates must have/demonstrate a fundamental commitment to providing exceptional customer service.
Position Locations: Framingham, MA; Houston, TX; Dallas, TX; Lanham, MD; Long Island City, NY; Dracut, MA; Syossett, NY; San Francisco, CA; and Kearny, NJ.
Salary: Compensation is $39,500 - $46,000, depending on location. Bonuses are provided, depending on location.
- High School diploma, GED or equivalent work experience
- Prior service in the US Military
- Ability to secure and/or maintain CDL Class B with airbrake endorsement
- MVR - In last three years: Only one license; no driving-related suspension, revocation or cancellation; no disqualifying offenses; no more than two moving violations; and no reckless driving incidents.
- In the last seven years, no major driving offenses - i.e. DUI/DWI, reckless driving, refusal to test, leaving the scene, driving a commercial vehicle without a CDL, or at fault fatal accident.
Interviews will be held:
Monday, May 20th - Oakland, CA
Wednesday, May 22nd - Dallas, TX and Long Island City, NY
Thursday, May 23rd - Lanham, MD
Friday, May 24th - Houston, TX
Click here to learn more.
Maintenance Positions with The Hershey Company
Service Technician Positions with Bridgestone
Orion has partnered by Bridgestone, a leading tire production company since the early 20th century to offer career opportunities for those seeking a rewarding career after the military. This is your chance to begin your career with a growing company.
We are currently recruiting for Service Technicians – Multi-Skilled Maintenance Technicians in Aiken, SC and Wilson, NC. The Service Technician – Multi-Skilled Maintenance Technician position is a multi-craft position in electrical, mechanical, and electronic skills.
To be qualified for this position, you must have an Associate’s degree in Electronics, General Technology, Robotics, or related field and 2+ years in industrial maintenance experience, or 3+ years similar experience plus military background.
We will be holding interviews on May 19th-20th at our Jacksonville, FL Hiring Conference.
Click here for more information.
Aviation Career Opportunities in Dubai & Abu Dhabi
Orion is recruiting a large number of Aviation professionals who have recent experience in Aviation or Aviation Support with an interest in working overseas. These are full-time permanent positions located in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), with authorized family accompaniment. We are hiring for many positions in a variety of fields. These include, but are not limited to:
- Safety Management
- Program Management
- Warehouse Supervision
- Business Development
- Quality Management
- Quality Engineering
- Operations Management
- Base Operations Management
Salaries are tax-free, and range from $70k+ - $130k, with an excellent benefits package, including flights, healthcare, housing, and repatriation.
To be qualified, you must have performed this work or similar on these platforms (CH-47 Chinook, UH-60 Blackhawk, AH-64 Apache, F-16) within the last 3 years, or have Aviation Support experience in a similar environment, and you must be able to show documented proof of experience (training certificates, DD-214, etc.).
Interviews will be held:
Monday, June 3rd – Austin, TX
Wednesday, June 5th – Nashville, TN
Friday, June 7th – Raleigh, NC
Click here for more info.
Maintenance Technician Careers with Mercedes-Benz
Orion is currently recruiting Maintenance Technicians for Mercedes-Benz’ manufacturing facility in Vance, Alabama. This is an outstanding opportunity for transitioning and former military technicians to begin your civilian career with a world-class company. Mercedes-Benz U.S. International, Inc. (MBUSI) is a subsidiary of Mercedes-Benz USA, which placed #12 on the 2012 Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For.
Maintenance Technicians are responsible for working in a team environment to maintain equipment in a safe and effective manner, supporting production targets and requirements. Maintenance Team Members are multi-skilled and required to perform all tasks needed to maintain equipment – electrical, mechanical, software, hardware, troubleshooting, etc.
To be qualified for this position, you should be a transitioning or former military technician with an electrical, electronics, or electro-mechanical background, with at least 3 years of maintenance experience in the military. You must possess strong electrical and PLC knowledge and will be required to pass subject matter tests.
Starting salary is $25 - 35/hour, plus overtime and bonus potential, and the company provides an excellent benefits package.
We will be holding interviews in Vance, AL in May 2013. If selected to interview, your lodging will be paid.
Click here to learn more.
Upcoming Hiring Conferences
San Diego, CA
San Diego, CA
Attention Goose Creek Sailors - Advanced Resume Writing Class
Todd Hecht, an Orion Recruiter, will be visiting Goose Creek, SC, on July 31st from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm where he will be hosting an Advanced Resume Writing Class. This class will cover all aspects of writing a resume – why a resume is so important, what you should and shouldn’t include, how to write a resume that is easily understood by a civilian hiring manager, and much more.
Advanced Resume Writing Class - Wednesday, July 31, 2013 - 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Fleet and Family Support Center
1005 Jefferson Avenue, Building 755
Goose Creek, SC
Seating will be limited, so email Todd to save a spot.
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