The Hunter for Technicians and Leaders - July 2014

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

The Best (and Worst) Words to Use on Your Resume

A recent CareerBuilder survey, comprised of hiring managers and human resource professionals across a variety of industries and company sizes, found that 17 percent of hiring managers spend 30 seconds or less, on average, reviewing resumes, while 68 percent spend less than two minutes.

As a job seeker, this leaves you with a very limited window to wow a prospective hiring manager - one of the easiest ways to make your resume stand out from the rest is the choice of words you use on your resume.

Here is a list of some of the best and worst terms for your resume, according to the hiring managers and human resources professionals surveyed:

Worst Resume Terms:

  • Best of breed
  • Go-getter
  • Think outside the box
  • Synergy
  • Go-to person
  • Thought leadership
  • Value add
  • Results-driven
  • Team player
  • Bottom-line
  • Hard worker
  • Strategic thinker
  • Dynamic
  • Self-motivated
  • Detail-oriented
  • Proactively
  • Track record

Best Resume Terms:

  • Achieved
  • Improved
  • Trained/Mentored
  • Managed
  • Created
  • Resolved
  • Volunteered
  • Influenced
  • Increased/Decreased
  • Ideas
  • Negotiated
  • Launched
  • Revenue/Profits
  • Under budget
  • Won

Keep these best resume terms in mind when writing your resume, and think about how you can utilize the most ideal phrases on your resume to land an interview. Want to learn more about how to write a great resume? Check out our resume resources on Transition Corner.

Enlisted Techs, NCOs, and Officers at Naval Station Rota, Spain - Meet with Orion on July 1

Have You Started Thinking About Your Next Career After the Military? Meet with Orion on July 1st for a head start on your transition!

Tim Isacco, Orion's Chief Operating Officer and a former Army Officer / West Point Graduate, will be making a special trip to NS Rota, Spain on Tuesday, July 1st. During his visit, Tim will be conducting two Career Transition Seminars at the Fleet and Family Support Center: one at 9:30 am for E-3 through E-6 personnel, and the other at 11:30 am for Officers and Senior Non-Commissioned Officers.

No matter how far in advance your separation from the military may be, it's never too early to begin planning for your transition!

Date: Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Location: Fleet and Family Support Center

9:30 am - E-3 through E-6 personnel
11:30 am - Officers and Senior Non-Commissioned Officers

  • Get tips and advice for your transition, preparing for an interview, and the best timeline for finding a job.
  • Learn about the industries and positions in which transitioning military members typically excel.
  • Question and answer session with Tim Isacco, Orion's Chief Operating Officer and a former Army Officer / West Point Graduate.

This event is free of charge for all military professionals considering transitioning, and spouses are welcome to attend.

Register now to attend and we will follow up with you shortly confirm your registration.

Interview July 13 - 15 in Jacksonville, FL, at Orion's Distinguished Military Talent Conference and Joining Forces Event

At this special Hiring Conference, co-sponsored by Naval Station Mayport, you’ll have the chance to interview with Hiring Managers for positions that are a match with your background, skills, and preferences. We offer a full day of interview preparation, briefings on the companies and positions, Career Transition Seminar, and opportunities for you to network with client companies and fellow job seekers.

Orion will carefully select candidates who exemplify the best Orion has to offer to our client companies – the top tier Naval Technicians and Non-Technical Sailors and NCOs, transitioning from Active Duty bases within the Eastern US within the next four months.

Event Details

  • July 13th-15th
  • Naval Station Mayport, Jacksonville, FL

Interview for Technical, Operations, and Management Positions

  • Field Service
  • Maintenance
  • Oil and Gas
  • Manufacturing
  • Transportation
  • Logistics
  • Engineering
  • Sales
  • ...And Many Others

Day 1 will feature a morning session of invaluable interview preparation with Orion's Recruiters. The afternoon session will consist of detailed briefings by Hiring Managers from each of our employers to familiarize you with the interviewing teams, available positions, salary ranges, and locations.

Day 2 will feature face-to-face interviews for positions you have been prescreened for based on your background, qualifications, and preferences.

To apply to attend, please contact the appropriate recruiter:

Enlisted Technicians and Technical NCOs (Electronics, Electrical and Mechanical Ratings) July 13th - July 14th 

John Teague

(800) 872-5002 x 120

Non-Technical Sailors and NCOs: July 14th - July 15th

Mike Skinner

(800) 872-5002 x 108

Military Professionals Guide Webinar Series

LinkedIn for Military Professionals on July 1

Develop your LinkedIn profile so that recruiters and hiring managers can find you. Whether you've got 29 days or 3 years left in the uniform, having a professional LinkedIn profile is an essential part of your online visibility.

This webinar hosted by Orion recruiter Sultan Camp will help ensure that you can maximize all of your professional interactions and achieve critical career goals while gaining more visibility.

Click here to register.

Negotiating your Salary for Military Professionals on July 15

Gain a step by step guide to effective salary negotiation. Whether it’s the federal government, contracting or corporate employment, salary negotiation is at the heart of your transition. You must be able to negotiate your salary, understand it from the employer’s perspective, generate counter offers and select a number that benefits both sides. You will learn the context, techniques and approaches available to positively influence an outcome and to develop an effective salary range and strategy for any job offer.

Click here to register.

How to Leverage Recruiters in Your Job Search on July 8

With this intensive introduction to using recruiters in your job search, you can begin your military transition with confidence. Many military professionals lack a strong understanding of the fundamentals of using a recruiter in their job search, making it unlikely they'll get as many interviews as they need to. With ever increasing competition, they face the unfortunate prospect of being underemployed. This webinar will equip you with the tools and techniques necessary to improve your recruiter network and achieve career success in your transition.

Click here to register.

How to Use Social Media in Your Job Search on June 24

Effective job searches for Military Professionals involve strategies that can be validated. In this workshop, Orion Recruiter Sultan Camp discusses six levels of job search activity, ranging from the passive to the very active & pro-active. The passive job search strategies often taught in many transition workshops is easiest and least effective, while the very active is hardly shared, more challenging, yet it is the most effective.

Register for this workshop today to get a leg up on the 600+ service members that exit the military each day. Get the inside tips from a Veteran & Military Candidate Recruiter to decide how you can best use your time during your transition.

Click here to register.

According to your Peers

“I tried other ‘job finding’ services, and they fell extremely short when compared to Orion. Orion spends time getting to know you and constantly stays in contact with you. Orion is truly the STANDARD to which all job seeking services should be held.” – Blake McFatter, Lab Technician, Atkore International

“Orion met and exceeded all expectations that I had coming in to the job hiring process. I am extremely pleased with the service provided by Orion; everyone I worked with was very helpful. The interview preparation was very helpful. I will tell everyone I know who is getting out of the military to go to Orion to start their new career!” – Joshua Shiver, Electronic Technician/Maintenance Mechanic, Commercial Metals

“Matt Clingon is an exceptional recruiter who obviously puts his heart into the placement of veterans in viable jobs. Matt covered all of my needs and some. It was a pleasure working with such a committed, high caliber professional!

I will continue to pass along the information on the valuable services provided by Orion. Signing up with Orion is a ‘must do’ for any transitioning veteran seeking employment in the civilian job market!” – Edwin Delosreyes, General Manager, Bowlmor AMF

Read more testimonials from your fellow Military Technician and Leaders here.

Business Consultant Positions with First Data, a Global Payment Processing Company

Orion International is currently recruiting for a number of Business Consultant positions with First Data, a global payment processing company and provider of electronic commerce and payment solutions. First Data has selected Orion as its partner as it seeks to fill Business Consultant positions throughout the U.S. with top Military talent, and we are pleased to offer this exciting Sales opportunity to our job seekers.

This position will give you the ability to sell the full suite of company products to small and midsize businesses. This is accomplished through a consultative sales approach to new and existing clients, both in the field and over the phone. The position will also be responsible for retaining clients by building relationships and growing portfolios through relationship management and cross sales.

Your sales efforts will be complemented by referrals obtained from a strong working relationship developed with our over 1,400 nationwide bank partnerships and other referral sources, both large and small. In addition, you will be offered continual formalized training and operational support to ensure that you are kept educated on our products to maximize your success. As a member of our Regional Sales force, you will always represent company values of embodying the highest ethical standards and treating others with dignity and respect.

Locations: See website.

Travel: Daily travel within your region

Salary: A combination of base, bonus and commission structure. Your expected first year salary = $60-$80K.

Career Progression: If you are meeting or exceeding the expectations set for this role, you can expect to make nearly $90K in your second year and more than $100K by year 3, if you are not promoted first.

Training: All new hires will go through a week long training course which will give them an overview of products, pricing, and sales procedures. This training takes place at the company’s Atlanta headquarters and all expenses will be paid. You will enjoy structured training for your first 6 months on the job.


  • The ideal candidate will be technologically savvy and comfortable with tablet and cloud-based solutions.
  • An entrepreneurial spirit is key to success and you will have to be creative and personable while having the ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
  • You should have the ability to develop a plan to effectively produce top line revenue growth by meeting or exceeding key metrics for revenue, account retention, and profitability and drive growth by continuously creating and selling customer value propositions to new clients and well as the assigned client base that focuses on our competitive advantage while leveraging our broad suite of solutions.

Interview Details

  • June 19th - West Palm Beach, FL
  • June 23rd - Houston, TX

Click here to learn more.

Interview with Phillips 66 on July 18

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.

Available Positions

Alliance Refinery - Belle Chasse, LA

  • Operators - Alliance Refinery - Belle Chasse, LA

Lake Charles Refinery – Lake Charles, LA

  • Operators-Lake Charles Refinery-Lake Charles, LA

Multiple Locations

  • Instrument Technicians
  • Operators
  • Pump and Engine Mechanics
  • Process Automation Instrument Technicians
  • Repairmen

We will be holding interviews in Belle Chasse, LA on July 18th for Operator positions at the following Refinery locations:

  • Alliance Refinery in Belle Chasse, LA
  • Lake Charles Refinery in Lake Charles, LA

Please click here for more information.

Google Project Opportunities through Adecco - Technical and Operations Positions

Orion is currently recruiting for a large number of Data Center Technicians, Field Technicians, Team Leaders, and Field Operations Specialists with Adecco for opportunities to work on Google projects. You will have the opportunity to work on project teams that are developing new technology or upgrading existing platforms to the next generation. This is your chance to begin your career with one of the world’s most recognized and respected companies.

We are currently hiring in support of Project Loon (high altitude solar powered WiFi balloons), Project Indoor Maps (the next generation of Google Maps), and Data Center Technicians for Google Data Centers. Visit us online to read detailed descriptions of each position. 

Data Center Technician - Google Data Centers

In-person interviews will be held on:

  • August 25 – Norfolk, VA

In-person interviews will be held on:

  • June 19 - San Diego, CA

If selected, relocation assistance will be provided.

Click here to learn more or apply.

Careers with Covanta

Orion is currently recruiting for careers with Covanta Energy Corporation. Covanta is an internationally recognized owner and operator of large-scale Energy-from-Waste and renewable energy projects and a recipient of the Energy Innovator Award from the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy.

We are recruiting for technical, engineering, supervisory, management, plant maintenance, and operational roles across Covanta's more than 40 facilities.

Specific positions include:

  • Maintenance Supervisor
  • Residue Manager
  • Environmental Compliance Specialist
  • Assistant Control Room Operator
  • Shift Supervisor
  • Instrumentation and Controls Technician
  • Auxiliary Operator
  • Electrical and Instrumentation Supervisor


Covanta has facilities in 18 US states: NJ, NY, CT, MA, ME, PA, VA, MD, FL, OK, AL, CA, OR, WA, HI, MN, MI, IN. Covanta's geographic footprint across North America offers a myriad of employment and growth opportunities for eligible veterans. Click here for an interactive map showing Covanta's facilities.

Click here to learn more or apply.

Supervisor Positions with Cintas

Orion is currently recruiting for Production Supervisor and Service Supervisor positions with Cintas, a leading designer and manufacturer of uniforms and apparel, entrance mats, restroom supplies, promotional products, first aid and safety products, fire protection services, and document management services for approximately 800,000 businesses. This is your chance to begin your civilian career with a company named by Business Week as one of the fastest growing companies in the country, and one of "America's Most Admired Companies" by Fortune magazine.

Production Supervisor

Position Locations: El Segundo, CA; Pico Rivera, CA; Vista, CA

Salary: Compensation is $55k-$60k, with bonus potential

Position Requirements:

  • Must be an honorably discharged veteran
  • Must have 8+ years of Active Duty service
  • Must not be separated from the military for more than three years
  • Must be able to speak Spanish

Service Supervisor

Position Locations: Whittier, CA; Ontario, CA

Salary: Compensation is $55k-$65k, with bonus potential

Position Requirements:

  • Must be an honorably discharged veteran
  • Must have 8+ years of Active Duty service
  • Must not be separated from the military for more than three years

Click here to learn more or apply.

Manufacturing Specialist Careers

Orion is currently recruiting Manufacturing Specialists with one of the largest domestic producers of sporting goods products for hunting and shooting sports, military, government, and law enforcement markets. This is your chance to begin your civilian career with one of the nation’s oldest continuously operating manufacturers.

As the Manufacturing Specialist, you will be responsible for performing service and functional checks and preventative maintenance facility-wide on all manner of company owned equipment at intervals as determined by the manufacturer's recommendations or at the direction of work instructions or supervision. 

Locations: Lonoke, AR

Salary: Compensation is $23.47/hr base plus overtime.

Position Requirements:

  • High School diploma, G.E.D. certificate or recognized equivalent
  • Ability to speak, read and write in the English language sufficient enough to perform the following:
  • Communicate effectively with other team members and supervision
  • Read and comprehend process instructions
  • Record pertinent process information as required
  • Minimum five years of verifiable experience in a position with similar duties and responsibilities OR a recognized certificate of training or diploma in a course of study in general mechanics and two years verifiable experience in a position with similar duties and responsibilities
  • Must satisfactorily pass a written comprehension test and mechanical aptitude evaluation
  • Must own and maintain a complimentary set of hand tools sufficient to perform all duties presently required and must be willing to obtain replacement/additional hand tools as required. Employer will supply and maintain any required tooling deemed as 'special' or of extremely limited use.
  • Must possess the skills and abilities to use powered equipment like, but not limited to: drill presses and portable drills, portable and pedestal grinders, welding (Arc & MIG), portable, table and radial arm saws, pipe cutters, threaders and benders, powered and mechanical sheet metal shears and brakes and various handheld air and electric tools

Click here for more info.

Production Technician Careers with Siemens Corporation


Orion is currently recruiting for Production Supervisor positions with Siemens Corporation. In this position, you will perform a wide variety of routine manufacturing functions in one or more of the following areas:

  • Electronic or electro-mechanical operations on assemblies or sub-assemblies
  • Set-up, calibration, testing and troubleshooting of circuits, components, instruments and mechanical assemblies
  • Equipment operation. Weigh, measure and check raw materials to ensure that batches manufactured contain proper ingredients in proper quantities
  • Assists with routine repair and retest products
  • May assist with rework on assemblies and/or systems as a result of testing.
  • May provide general guidance to others and train lower level employees

Location: Flanders, NJ

Salary: $37K-$47K

Military Background: Transitioning or former military technician with an electronic or electro-mechanical MOS.

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

Career Opportunities with Nestlé Waters


Orion is recruiting for Customer Service Representatives and Route Sales Representatives 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 globally recognized company in the food and beverage industry.

Route Sales Representative positions are located in Chicago, IL; Woodridge, IL; Phoenix, AZ; Framingham, MA; Houston, TX; Dallas, TX; Lanham, MD; Dracut, MA; Syosset, NY; San Francisco, CA; Long Island City, NY; Oakland, CA; North Haven, CT; Elmsford, NY; Pennsauken, NJ; Jersey City, NJ; and Kearny, NJ.

We will be holding interviews for Route Sales Representative positions on the following date:

  • Pennsauken, NJ: June 19th, with field rides occurring on June 20th

Click here to learn more.

Maintenance Technician Positions with Honda

Orion International is currently recruiting for Maintenance Technician positions with Honda, a worldwide automotive manufacturer. Founded in 1948, Honda also produces power sports products including motorcycles, scooters, and all-terrain vehicles, and power equipment products including lawnmowers, tillers, string trimmers, snow blowers, generators, small displacement general-purpose engines, and marine outboard engines.

  • Perform maintenance for shift / production needs and report to the Maintenance Service Team / Shift Leader
  • Maintain production equipment in a safe and efficient manner to ensure equipment meets / exceeds requirements.
  • Respond to and perform all phases of installation and/or troubleshooting and repair of equipment downtime issues.
  • Perform daily equipment checks along with regular and emergency maintenance per shift / production needs.
  • Complete daily work orders and support predictive / preventive maintenance with clear reports and recommendations.
  • Perform and assist with production and maintenance training and programs as required / needed.

Locations: Multiple plants in the greater Marysville, OH area

Shift: Must be flexible and able to rotate shifts on an on-going basis and work weekends plus overtime as required

Salary: Starting base pay will be $25/hr. + shift differential according to assigned shift + 25% O/T + bonus structure according to production and/or performance. Total 1st Year Annual Salary ~ $60K - $70K+.

Benefits: A very competitive total reward package for full-time associates and their dependents, consisting of a competitive compensation package and a variety of other health benefits, programs and services.


  • Must be a knowledgeable and experienced multi-skilled and multi-craft technician.
  • Must work well in teams
  • Excellent electronic, basic electrical, and solid troubleshooting with power / control circuit interfaces and applications.
  • Basic knowledge of ladder logic and understanding of automation controls sequencing.
  • Strong maintenance experience with solid mechanical aptitude / inclination to work in a multi-skilled environment.

Click here to learn more.

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
• Commissioning
• 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.

Want to know more about Gemini? Connect with them online on Facebook, LinkedIn, & Twitter!

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 17,000 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:

  • Utility Person (Click here for details on this position.)
  • Mess Person (Click here for details on this position.)
  • Able-Bodied Seaman (Click here for details on this position.)
  • Rotating Equipment Technician
  • I&E Technician
  • Network Analyst
  • Rotating Equipment Supervisor
  • Compression Technician
  • Multi-Skilled Operator
  • Project Field Scheduler
  • Project Planner
  • Project Lead Planner

Click here to learn more and apply to be considered.

Multi-Skilled Maintenance 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 Des Moines, IA, 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.

Click here for more information.

Electrical Maintenance Technician Positions with a Worldwide Steel Manufacturer

Orion is currently recruiting for Electrical Maintenance Technician positions with a worldwide steel manufacturer. This is an excellent opportunity to use your military technician training, skillset, and experience to start or establish a great career with a leader in the steel industry

Locations: East Chicago, IN and Burns Harbor, IN

Salary: $65K - $75K, depending on the amount of overtime you work.

Shift Work: Yes, successful candidates must be able to work rotating shifts, weekends, and holidays. Shift work may encompass 8, 10, or 12-hour work shifts.


  • 3 years electrical maintenance experience; completion of a certified training or apprenticeship program preferred
  • Must be competent in AC and DC industrial controls, automation systems and sensors, DC power converters, motor control and maintenance, and crane repair
  • Ability to install (including conduit bending and wiring installation), troubleshoot, and repair or adjust various types of electronic, electrical, mechanical, combustion, instrumentation or control systems, and related equipment is preferred
  • Knowledge of PLCs, AC and DC drives, the National Electric Code, and the ability to use electrical test equipment and computers is desired; Successful candidate may be required to perform maintenance on AC and DC power systems, up to and including 13.8KV
  • Excellent work attendance record, ability to report to work as scheduled, flexibility to work overtime as needed or directed.

Click here to learn more.

Technical Positions with Honeywell

Orion is currently recruiting for a number of operations management and engineering positions with Honeywell. This is your chance to begin your career with an outstanding company, named on the Fortune 100. 

We are currently hiring for the following positions within Honeywell PMT:

  • Field Service & Installation Supervisor
  • Maintenance Supervisor
  • Maintenance Planner

We are currently hiring for the following positions within Honeywell ACS:

  • Field Service Specialists- IT & Controls, in Tulsa, OK; Wichita, KS; and Lubbock/Midland/Odessa, TX

Click here to apply or learn more.

Equipment Services Associate Careers with BMW Manufacturing


Orion is currently recruiting veterans for Equipment Services Associate careers with BMW Manufacturing, a leading luxury vehicle manufacturer, and one of the three best-selling luxury automakers in the world at their only North American factory in Greer, SC. As the producer of all the world’s X3 and X5 Sports Activity Vehicles, as well as the X6 Sports Activity Coupés, BMW Manufacturing values innovative ideas and diverse approaches to meet the challenges of tomorrow’s mobile world. This is your chance to begin your civilian career with an outstanding company where the philosophy of BMW thrives and the Ultimate Driving Machine is built.

As the Equipment Services Associate, you will be responsible for maintaining, repairing and modifying automotive manufacturing and test equipment to improve systems uptime and reliability. Additional responsibilities include:

  • Overseeing equipment modifications for process changes, new models and expansions
  • Maintaining and updating all process documentation

Location: Greer, SC

Work Schedule: Shifts run from 7pm to 7am. Depending on which part of the body you are assigned determines the days that you will work. Schedules could be six days on, five days off, or every other weekend. You must be willing to work overtime and holidays as needed.

Salary: Compensation is $21.65-$26/hr, depending on experience.

Position Requirements:

  • High School Diploma or GED equivalent. Associate Degree preferred
  • Minimum of 3-5 years of experience in high levels of automation and PLC controls
  • Minimum of 3-5 years of hands on experience in industrial maintenance, mechanical, electrical, electronic systems along with PC based controls
  • Must be a highly flexible individual that can adjust to changes quickly
  • Must pass a computer-based technical knowledge assessment and a hands-on electrical troubleshooting proficiency test working with live current

Preferred Experience:

  • Experience in maintenance and troubleshooting of closed-loop servo systems
  • Experience in design, installation, maintenance and troubleshooting of sequential processes
  • Experience working with high level programming languages
  • Experience in interfacing controls, processes and feedback devices
  • Experience in Human/Machine interface devices and associated software
  • Experience in installation, maintenance and troubleshooting of AC variable frequency drives
  • 3+ years of hands on experience in three-phase power and pneumatic controls
  • Siemens PLC S7 experience

Interviews will be held at BMW Manufacturing’s automotive plant in Greer, SC. Interview dates are open and flexible, depending on availability. Transportation and lodging will be provided.

Click here to learn more.

Senior Navy Nukes - Earn Tax-Free Income as a Shift Superintendent in Saudi Arabia

Orion International is currently recruiting Navy Nukes for Shift Superintendent positions in Saudi Arabia with a utility company seeking to optimize the safe, reliable and environmentally responsible generation of power and water.

Salary for these positions ranges from $100,000 - $120,000+, with the first $100K tax-free, and family accompaniment is approved. Additionally, the positions offer:

  • Guaranteed holiday bonus equivalent to one month’s salary per year
  • Annual performance related bonus between 0-3 months’ salary
  • Beachfront luxury housing facilities complete with exclusive recreational center
  • Daily transportation provided
  • One free meal on working days
  • Medical Insurance (100% company-paid)
  • Life Insurance(100% company-paid)
  • Entitlement to 30 days’ vacation every year with paid annual air tickets (Round Trip to point of origin).

We are seeking senior enlisted Navy Nukes with a four-year degree for these lucrative positions. You must be willing to live in Saudi Arabia for at least 13 months and must be able to start your new career within the next one to five months.

Click here to learn more.

Technician Careers with SpaceX

Orion is currently recruiting for Technician positions with SpaceX, a space transport company. Founded in 2002, SpaceX designs, manufactures and launches advanced rockets and spacecraft with the ultimate goal of enabling people to live on other planets. SpaceX joined MIT’s Technology Review's list of the 50 most innovative companies in the world by in February 2011 by being the first commercial company to recover a spacecraft from orbit. About 25 percent of SpaceX flights are for NASA, which hired the company to fly cargo to the International Space Station. 


  • GSE Technician
  • Instrument Technician

These positions are all located at SpaceX’s Texas Test Site in McGregor/Waco, TX. Learn more about these positions.

Click here to learn more or apply. You can also learn more about the company and an Orion alumnus in action at Space X here.

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 dates to request more information on the conference you’d like to attend!

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July 13 - 14


Jacksonville, FL

Atlanta, GA

July 13 - 14

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Houston, TX

Houston, TX

June 22 - 23

August 10 - 11


Seattle, WA

San Diego, CA

Seattle, WA

San Diego, CA

June 23 - 24

July 13 - 14

July 31 - August 1

August 24 - 25

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.

Ballston Spa

San Diego

Pax River

San Diego

Fort Hood

Rota, Spain

San Diego


San Diego

Fort Hood

Fort Polk

Fort Hood

NAS New Orleans

NS Bremerton/Bangor

NAS Everett/Whidbey Island

San Diego


Fort Hood

San Diego

June 19

June 23

June 26

June 30

June 30

July 1

July 7

July 8 - 10

July 14

July 14

July 16

July 16

July 17

July 17

July 18

July 21

July 22 - 23

July 28

July 28

Senior Non-Commissioned Officer Workshop - June 27

Sultan Camp, an Orion Candidate Recruiter, will be hosting Senior NCO Workshops which are designed to help you draft an effective transition and career strategy that is current with the major trends for recruiting, employment and HR tech for 2014. These workshops are tailored specifically for E-7 - E-9 Non-Commissioned Officers.

No matter how far in advance your separation from the Navy may be, it's never too early to begin planning for your transition!

Time: 8:00 am - 2:30 pm


June 27th
July 11th
August 15th

4525 South Boulevard, Suite 203
Virginia Beach, VA 23452

What you'll learn:

  • Why a resume alone won't cut it anymore: sometimes a resume isn't your best tool in your job search/networking efforts.
  • How to actually find a job while on active duty: six steps to effectively draft your job search strategy while in the uniform.
  • How to effectively leverage recruiters in your job search: learn why recruiters are an essential part of your professional network.
  • Advanced LinkedIn strategies for the military professional: tips and tools to ensure you experience great results from LinkedIn.

Click here to register.

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

Did you know that Orion candidates have earned $8600 in referral bonuses so far in 2014?

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!

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