The Hunter for Technicians and Leaders - October 2014

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Join Orion as We Raise $100K for Veterans in 2014

Join Orion as we raise $100K+ for Veterans in 2014 through the Veteran Low to High Challenge – directly supporting Burned and Wounded Personnel and their Families, Children of Fallen Service Members, and Transitioning Combat Veterans.

All donations are tax-deductible and will benefit our partner Charitable Veterans Organizations – Operation Military Embrace, Children of Fallen Patriots, and Warrior Hike. Learn more about our Partner Organizations.

The culminating event of the Veteran Low to High Challenge will occur in October, when our team of Orion Employees, Veterans, Partners, and Corporate Sponsors, will hike from the lowest point in Death Valley to the summit of Mount Whitney, a trek which will span 7 days and 130+ miles. It is our goal to gain national recognition for our Partner Organizations and raise $100K+ by undertaking and completing the Low to High Challenge.
Make a donation to the Veteran Low to High Challenge!
All donations are tax-deductible, and we appreciate each and every contribution. To make your donation even more impactful, Orion will double your donation by matching, dollar-for-dollar, the first $14,505 (symbolic for matching the elevation of Mount Whitney) raised in Individual Donations! Donate now.
Join Us for a 5k Race to Support the Veteran Low to High Challenge!
Participate in a 5K in your area! We are holding a 5K race in support of the Veteran Low to High Challenge in each of the cities in which we have an Orion office – Austin, TX; Cincinnati, OH; Raleigh, NC; Virginia Beach, VA; and San Diego, CA. All proceeds from these events will be donated to our partners.


                        September 6, 2014 - Cincinnati, OH

                                 (West Chester Township)

The 5K run/walk was a huge success, with $13,498 projected for our partner Veteran non-profit organizations and 209 runners! The office is still receiving individual donations.

                         View Event Details Make a Donation




                           September 13, 2014 - North Austin, TX

                                            (Lake Pflugerville)

Even with bad weather and some surprise races the same weekend, the Austin office raised $3,583.62 for our non-profit Veteran organizations, with more expected to come in over the next few days. 178 runners signed up for the race!

                                 View Event Details Make a Donation



                     September 20, 2014 - Cary, North Carolina

A family friendly 5K at Cary's Koka Booth Amphitheatre happening THIS WEEKEND! The Patriot Challenge 5K will feature a timed 5K run/walk for adults and kids alike and plenty of fun for the whole family.

                                View Event Details Register to Run



                    September 20, 2014 - Virginia Beach, VA

A family friendly 5K at Virginia Beach's Mount Trashmore Park happening THIS WEEKEND! The Help Our Heroes 5K will feature a timed 5K run/walk for adults and kids alike and plenty of fun for the whole family.

                         View Event Details Register to Run



                            November 8, 2014 - San Diego, CA

A family friendly 5K at San Diego's NTC Park at Liberty Station! The Warrior Tribute 5K will feature a timed 5K run/walk for adults and kids alike and plenty of fun for the whole family.

                           View Event Details Register to Run

Go The Extra Mile For The Vets 5K Cincinnati Office Race

The Cincinnati office's Go The Extra Mile For The Vets 5K race for the Veteran Low to High Challenge was held on Saturday, September 6th with tremendous success! Even with the threat of rain, 209 runners showed up for the event. The office is projecting a total of $13,498 for charity, with an extra $1000 from a private donation, bringing the total up to $14,498. The office will likely hit 145 percent of their fundraising goal once things are finalized, a phenomenal feat!


After the race, Orion Recruiter Todd Phillips had the honor to meet Jesse Bier, a USMC Combat Veteran who was suffering from PTSD and was helped by one of our Veteran non-profit charities, Warrior Hike. He attributes his ability to get his life back in order to his experience hiking the Appalachian Trail with Warrior Hike. He now works with an organization called Battle Buddies, helping to connect Veterans with PTSD with guide dogs. Jesse will be leading a hike for Warrior Hike next year. Jesse's story is a great, personal reminder of why Orion launched the Low to High Challenge to help Veterans through our partner non-profit Veteran organizations.

A huge THANK YOU to the sponsors that contributed to this event, including TiER One, Mojo Running, Johnson Orthodontics, Dingle House, Whole Foods Market, acxiom, Siesta Key Posse, Towne Centre Square, R.E. Middleton Construction LLC, Eldridge Roofing, Union Center Merchants Association, YELTON Fine Jewelers, LYKINS Energy Solutions, and Mother Teresa Catholic Elementary School!

It is our goal to raise $100K+ for our partner Veterans Organizations through the Veteran Low to High Challenge and through 5K Run / Walk Races in each of the cities in which we have an Orion office - Austin, TX; Cincinnati, OH; Raleigh, NC; Virginia Beach, VA; and San Diego, CA.

The next two 5K races to help support our Veteran non-profit organizations will be held Saturday, September 20th in Raleigh, NC and Virginia Beach, VA.

Learn more about the Veteran Low to High Challenge at

5K Warrior Run Austin Office Race

Orion’s second 5K race of the season for the Veteran Low to High Challenge was held on Saturday, September 13th in Austin, TX. The Austin Office’s Veteran Low to High Challenge – 5K Warrior Run had some struggles to contend with, including a weather report of light rain, high winds, and temperatures in the 60’s, and a very saturated market in terms of races, but was still able to pull off a fantastic event.

The office kept a positive attitude and pulled together as a team to raise $3,583.62 for our partner non-profit Veteran organizations, with more donations coming in this week! In all, 178 runners registered for the event!

Some highlights include the Kids K race, which was a fun event for all participants and spectators, organized race teams from sponsors Freescale Semiconductor and Bench Tree, and the recognition of SGT Villarreal, a reminder of why Orion has contributed so much effort to launch the Veteran Low to High Challenge and raise funds for our partner non-profit Veteran organizations.

Perhaps one of the best parts of the race was Orion’s own Emily Castro, who won the 5K overall and absolutely blew everyone out of the water with a time of 19 minutes! Way to go, Emily!

The Austin office and the rest of the Orion team would like to extend a big THANK YOU to the sponsors of the Veteran Low to High Challenge – 5K Warrior Run, including Freescale Semiconductor, McDermott, Bench Tree, Pok-e-Jo’s, CLiF Kid, Alamo Drafthouse, Dunkin Donuts, Embassy Suites – Energy Corridor, H-E-B, Sir Speedy, Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Central Texas, and especially to Boca and Uncle Louie G’s Italian Ices and Ice Cream, who despite poor sales due to the weather, are still planning on sending in a flat donation.

It is our goal to raise $100K+ for our partner Veterans Organizations through the Veteran Low to High Challenge and through 5K Run / Walk Races in each of the cities in which we have an Orion office - Austin, TX; Cincinnati, OH; Raleigh, NC; Virginia Beach, VA; and San Diego, CA.

The next two 5K races to help support our Veteran non-profit organizations will be held on Saturday, September 20th in Raleigh, NC and Virginia Beach, VA.

GI Jobs Article on Operations Management Features Orion Alumnus at Polaris

A June 2014 article in GI Jobs by Sarah Hodon focuses on Operations Manager careers and why they are such an excellent transition for veterans. Careers in Operations Management span all industries and ensure that the company "keep[s] their businesses running, with the right people doing the right jobs with the right equipment while delivering their products or services on time and at the right price."

Polaris, maker of off-road vehicles, including ATVs, motorcycles, and snowmobiles, is among the companies leveraging veteran talent among their ranks. “Our operations managers can support any piece of the company. Right now we’re filling a lot of these positions in our international groups, corporate procurement, sales and service, and the manufacturing side, where they’re focusing on things like lean," explains Amy Fossum, Staffing Manager at Polaris. She goes on to tell Hodon that Polaris hires veterans because they know how to lead, how to plan and conduct training, and they're adventurous.  

The article points out that not only does this career field offer great advancement opportunities and responsibility, but also excellent pay. Hodon cites stating that the average pay for operations managers in the U.S. is $80,339, and the top pay potential is well over $100,000. 

In addition to exploring what this career entails, the article also profiles veterans from various companies, including Orion alumnus Harrison Drapo, supervisor at Polaris. Drapo was hired by Polaris through Orion in November 2013. An Army Captain with five years of service, he describes his typical day as "mak[ing] sure the employees are happy, productive and keeping everything on track."  

Dalton Pierce, Director of Operations for Polaris’ Roseau, MN, manufacturing facility, explains that while military experience might help to set a veteran apart from other candidates or get the job, veterans should expect a learning curve. “Veterans are going to be looking at starting out behind their peers from an age group standpoint because they’ve spent the last three to four years defending their country, while their peers spent three to four years learning manufacturing,” Pierce states, “But in my experience, vets quickly outpace the typical college graduate."  

Careers in Operations Management offer great advancement, salary, and a diversity of responsibilities that can make every day on the job unique. To read Hodon's article and learn more about this career field, click here. To learn more about the Polaris Military Talent Program through Orion, and how you can become part of their team, click here.

EMCOR Group Partners with Orion International to Bring Careers to Veterans

EMCOR Group, a leader in mechanical and electrical construction, industrial and energy infrastructure, and building services, has partnered with Orion International, the nation’s largest military career placement firm, to offer jobs to Military Officers and Technicians in its search for great talent.

EMCOR is a Fortune 500 company with over 28,000 skilled employees, who have made the company, in the eyes of leading business publications, among the “World’s Most Admired” and the “Best Managed.” EMCOR represents a rare combination of broad reach with local execution, combining the strength of an industry leader with the knowledge and care of 170+ locations.
EMCOR has a strong commitment to the men and women that protect our country and it recognizes the value of leadership and technical skills military candidates have to offer. EMCOR has a long history of Veteran employees, including current President and CEO Tony Guzzi, a West Point graduate and Army Officer.
A position at EMCOR offers Veterans a rewarding career with significant responsibilities and substantial opportunities to make a genuine impact.
Military service members interested in learning more about EMCOR Group or a career with EMCOR can click here.

According to your Peers

“I worked with Tony Hoffman, Scott McNary, and Bob Overbeek. They were all great, and extremely helpful in my career search. They were very professional, and provided great guidance in some very difficult decisions in the interviewing / hiring process.

Orion went above and beyond what I was expecting from a hiring agency. I would definitely refer them to any veterans seeking a new career over any other firm.” – Bryan VanLent, Laboratory Operations Engineer, Whirlpool

“I was nervous at the prospect of separating from the military.  The people I served with kept saying that I was making a mistake thinking of getting out at just under ten years of service.  My nervousness ended the second day of the first and only Orion hiring conference I attended!  The feedback I was given by the Orion staff helped me to realize that I was making the best choice for my family.  I have since recommended numerous friends and colleagues to Orion.  If you are contemplating separation, the best thing you can do for your future is to work with Orion International early and continue communicating with them even after you find a job!” – Michael Brooks, Senior Field Applications Specialist, Lutron Electronics

“I heard about Orion from a co-worker, and started working with Matt Clingon. He was awesome right from the beginning. He worked hard to get me to attend a hiring conference in New Jersey, knowing there were several companies attending that matched with what I was looking for geographically.

I am now a Supervisor in Training at Chemprene, a rubber manufacturing plant in Beacon, NY. My previous experience in the military and leadership skills gained there are definitely the attributes that carry over into my new position.

As a 24 year Navy Chief, I had no experience writing resumes. Working with Orion got me past the resume screening process and into interviews with hiring managers, where I was able to better relate my knowledge and skills face-to-face instead of in a resume format. I directly contribute this to my being hired here at Chemprene.

Orion absolutely met my needs. They worked hard and were always willing to answer any questions I had throughout the entire process.” – Robert Parsons, Supervisor in Training, Chemprene

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

Delivery Driver Careers with a Food Distributor in Denver, CO

Our client is seeking reliable, dependable, and hardworking veterans to fill Delivery Driver roles. They are looking for candidates with Commercial Drivers Licenses as well as training those who have a valid military vehicle driving certification in order to obtain their CDL.

Those without CDL’s will begin as a Delivery Driver Helper for 5-12 weeks, shadowing a Delivery Driver and gaining on the job experience. After this 5-12 week period, our client will work with you to get your CDL certification and then assign you your own route and delivery schedule to help bolster our client’s team.

This is an excellent opportunity to work for an incredibly successful and expanding company while making good money and living in the great city of Denver, Colorado!

Location: Denver, CO

Travel Requirements: Deliveries within the Denver, CO area

Work Schedule: Overtime hours, weekends and holidays, and early morning start times are required in order to successfully meet customers’ needs.

Salary: $50k to $60k first year W-2 (with aggressive OT)


  • Must be a recently and honorably discharged veteran.
  • Open to all Branches // All ranks // All MOSs - Army and USMC preferred.
  • OEF and OIF combat veterans preferred.
  • In lieu of an established civilian Class A or Class B CDL, service members must have validated experience driving military vehicles 5T and above. For example: former Army soldier or NCO must be able to provide a copy of their DA 348 (Equipment Operator Qualification Record) delineating this specific fact.
  • Must have a pristine driving record and a current DL.
  • Must be able to operate vehicle in a variety of traffic and weather conditions.
  • Able to frequently lift, push, or move products that weigh up to 100 pounds.
  • Demonstrate strong customer relations and problem solving skills.
  • Able to meet or exceed productivity levels and cases per error goals established by the company.
  • Follow state, DOT, and company regulations and safety guidelines.
  • Must be willing to relocate to and work in Denver; relocation assistance is not available.
  • Must be ready to begin work no later than December 1, 2014

Interview Details: Must be able to interview in person on October 10, 2014 in Denver, CO.

Apply now to be considered for this position.

Field Service Technician Positions with Exterran

Orion is currently recruiting for Field Service Technicians with Exterran, an industry leader in natural gas compression products and services, and a premier provider of equipment solutions for petroleum production, gas processing, produced water treatment, and aftermarket parts and services.This is your chance to begin your civilian career with a global market leader with unparalleled capabilities and one of the most respected experts in the industry.

As a Field Service Technician, you will be responsible for multiple operational compression jobs with direct responsibility for the operation of compressor packages, equipment and power generation equipment, including rentals.

Position Locations: South Texas (Eagle Ford Shale area) -- Cotulla, TX; Alice, TX; Tilden, TX; Carrizo Springs, TX; Karnes City, TX.

Salary: $75k-$80k ($22-$25 per hour) plus overtime, depending on skill set and experience.

Benefits: A benefits package is provided including Medical, Life, Disability, 401(k), and paid time off vacation and holidays. A relocation assistance package is offered, with up to $5k for those that have already used their military relocation. Free housing is provided for all employees close to the job site. An Exterran company truck is provided.

Career Progression: Exterran has major operations in today's largest and fastest growing oil and gas geographies. They employ a large force of Field Technicians to service these areas, and their commitment to safety means that they seek only the best. You will receive outstanding training in a mentoring work environment, as well as real opportunities for advancement. Entry level Technicians are promoted to higher level Technician roles, then to Leads and Maintenance Managers.

Position Requirements:

  • Five years mechanical repair experience and / or training (Diesel Engines, Large Compression Units).
  • Proficient in using Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook.
  • Must have a valid Driver's License and a clean driving record.
  • Must be able to provide own hand tools up to 1 1/4".

Preferred Skills / Experience:

  • Dehydration and Separation Training engines.
  • Must be able to work independently.
  • Must be able to work in a fast-paced, high-pressure environment.
  • Knowledge and experience of wellsite production equipment.

Physical Requirements:

  • Must be willing to travel extensively in the geographic project area.
  • Must be able to drive and work in inclement weather conditions for extended periods.
  • Must be able to work under pressure.
  • Must be able to work with the team in developing improved work processes for the department.
  • Ability to lift objects weighing up to 75 pounds.

Interviews will be held September 22 in Houston, TX.

Click here to learn more or apply.


Medical Equipment Technician Positions with a Global Medical Technology Company

Orion is currently recruiting for CT Support Technician positions with a global company dedicated to developing software and hardware used by hospitals, doctors’ offices, and medical facilities to help improve patient outcomes. This is your chance to begin your civilian career with a leader in the field in the areas of surgery and radiation therapy -- helping providers, physicians, and their patients fight cancer.

As a CT Support Technician, you will be responsible for performing custom installation and providing analysis and guidance for a customer utilizing the company’s product portfolio. You will act as a subject matter expert; educating/training end users, providing equipment installation and maintenance to customers, and recommending product improvements. Dialogue and training with surgeons and hospital staff in the use of the system is also a key aspect of this position.

You will be working in a dynamic environment, on the most advanced CT systems available in the market!

Additional responsibilities include:

  • Performing custom installations to establish functionality for complex computed tomography (CT) imaging products.
  • Resolving product issues through detailed analysis and utilization of engineering expertise.
  • Updating and servicing CT imaging products.
  • Knowledge of Federal and State Radiation performance standards.
  • Effectively communicating with customers to understand complex problems and troubleshoot issues.
  • Instructing users in calibration checks, surveys, and maintenance of CT imaging equipment.
  • Delivering high level customer service.
  • Reading, analyzing, interpreting, and following signal flow on blueprints, schematics, and wiring diagrams.
  • Performing periodic preventative maintenance.
  • Demonstrating and promoting products and services at client meetings.
  • Keeping abreast of new developments and competitive products and services through training and independent research and analysis.

Position Locations: You can live in any major city, with Midwest and East Coast cities preferred.

Salary: Compensation is an industry-competitive base salary of $70k+ based on experience, including bonus potential, expense account, and commission potential.

Travel: Approximately 80% travel is required.

Career Progression: The company is a cutting edge medical technology company with continuing growth in the US and world marketplace. You can promote into any area of the company based on your desires, skills and performance.

Position Requirements:

  • Two-year formal education or equivalent military training and experience, combined with appropriate high tech related experience. BSEE / BSEET preferred.
  • Solid experience in CT or other imaging system experience. Surgical system experience is a plus.
  • Experience with electronic circuit boards, processors and computer hardware including applications, programming and systems functionally.
  • Experience / knowledge of telecommunication systems.
  • Possess fundamentals of DICOM & Networking.
  • Proficiency in the use of test equipment and hand tools including oscilloscopes, multi-meters.
  • Able to apply job skills successfully under stressful conditions in a clinical environment.
  • Excellent organization and time management skills – ability to manage many work streams simultaneously.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Professional and confident demeanor – able to deal with people of all levels, including surgeons, senior management, etc.
  • Must work well as an individual and in a team environment.
  • Self-starter, able to work without close supervision, and able to manage service activities in assigned territory.
  • Demonstrated engineering experience with medical devices.
  • Computer expertise, familiarity, and demonstrated expertise with hardware troubleshooting.
  • Able to apply critical thinking and perform analysis successfully under challenging conditions.
  • Ability to travel 80%.

Click here to learn more or apply.

Semiconductor Field Service Careers in Malta, NY

Orion is currently hiring for many technical Semiconductor positions in Malta, NY, for several client companies. More than 1800 Veterans have found their civilian careers in the Semiconductor Industry through Orion, with great success. We are currently recruiting for a large number of positions in Malta, NY, in support of GLOBALFOUNDRIES’ Fab 8, positioned to become the world’s most advanced semiconductor production facility. Fab 8 is the fastest growing location for the industry within the US, with years of future growth and development planned.

We are recruiting for many different positions, with both GLOBALFOUNDRIES and the companies which manufacture, install, maintain, and service its equipment - such as ASML, DNS Electronics, LAM Research, KLA-Tencor, and many others.

  • Manufacturing Technicians
  • Customer Service Engineers
  • Field Service Engineers
  • Electronics Technicians
  • Electro-Mechanical Technicians

Typical Requirements:

  • Military veterans with strong technical skills
  • Electronics, electrical or nuclear background, with extensive hands-on experience
  • Excellent troubleshooting skills, clear and concise communication skills
  • Be able to read schematics and / or mechanical drawings
  • Must be willing to work a variety of schedules
  • Must have a valid driver's license

Location: Malta, NY (located in Saratoga County, about 20 miles north of Albany). Learn more about Malta.

Click here to learn more and apply to be considered for an upcoming interview.

Technical Careers with Lam Research

We are currently recruiting for Test Engineering Technicians with Lam Research in Tualatin, OR, in the Portland metro area. Learn more about living in Portland and the surrounding areas.            

  • Test Engineering Technicians perform the set-up, calibration, testing and troubleshooting of circuits, components, instruments and mechanical assemblies.
  • Determines and may develop test specifications, methods and procedures from blueprints, drawings and diagrams. Tests and troubleshoots assemblies and/or final systems.
  • May complete rework on assemblies and/or systems as a result of testing.
  • Prepares technical reports summarizing findings and recommending solutions to technical problems.
  • May assist in the selection and set-up of specialized test equipment.

Position Requirements

We are seeking transitioning Military Technicians with an electronics, electrical, or nuclear background, with extensive hands-on experience. You should have excellent troubleshooting skills and be able to read schematics and/or mechanical drawings. You must be willing to work a variety of schedules and shifts.

Click here to learn more and apply to be considered.

Technician Careers with SpaceX

Orion is currently recruiting for a large number of 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 builds rockets and spacecraft from the ground up; including electronics, software, vehicle structures, and engines. The company's prototype rocket, Falcon 1, was the first privately developed liquid-fueled rocket to reach orbit. SpaceX joined MIT's Technology Review's 2013 list of the 50 most disruptive companies in the world thanks to accomplishments like being the first commercial company to recover a spacecraft from orbit and return it safely to earth.
About 25 percent of SpaceX flights are for NASA, which hired the company to fly cargo to the International Space Station. Read about a recent SpaceX rocket launch.


  • Structures Mechanic
  • Composite Technician
  • Propulsion Mechanic
  • Electronic / Electrical Technician
  • Quality Assurance
  • Maintenance Technician
  • CNC Tooling Machinist
  • Toolmaker
  • Integration Technician
  • Maintenance Supervisor
  • Production Supervisor


Interview Details

Interviews will take place at SpaceX's Texas Test Site in McGregor/Waco, TX on the following dates:

September 30
October 7
October 15

Learn more about these positions.

Click here to learn more or apply.

Careers with Polaris Industries

Orion is currently recruiting for careers with Polaris Industries, an American manufacturer of snowmobiles, ATV, and neighborhood electric vehicles. This is an outstanding opportunity for transitioning and former military to begin your civilian career with a leading manufacturer of recreational vehicles, dedicated to continually improving the recreational riding experience.


  • Plant Scheduler
  • Plant Planner

Technicians / Technical NCOs

  • Process Technician
  • Quality Technician
  • Paint Technician

Click here to learn more or apply.

Military Professionals Guide Webinar Series

LinkedIn for Military Professionals on October 7

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 October 21

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 November 11

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 September 23

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.

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: We are hiring for many locations in most states throughout the US. Please visit us online for a list of locations.

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

October 2nd - Los Angeles, CA
October 16th - Tampa, FL
October 23rd - Detroit, MI

Click here to learn more.

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.

Available Positions

Multiple Locations

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

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

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

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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.

Interview Details

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

Pennsauken, NJ
September 25th, with field rides occuring on September 26th

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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.

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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.

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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 with 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.

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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.

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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
  • Tech Support Specialists
  • Warehouse Supervisor
  • Warehouse Lead

Click here to apply or learn more.

Aviation Career Opportunities in the UAE

Orion is recruiting a large number of Aviation professionals who have recent experience in F-16 and C-17 Aviation 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:

  • AME I Level
  • APG
  • Avionics
  • Corrosion
  • I Level GSE
  • Electro - Environmental O Level
  • Electrical I Level
  • Engine I Level
  • Engines O Level
  • Flight Crew Chief (C-17 only)
  • Fules
  • Life Support / Survival
  • Machinist
  • MSL
  • MOCC
  • O Level Weapons
  • Tool Room
  • Phase Maintenance
  • Scheduling
  • Wash Rack
  • Wheel / Tire

Salaries are tax-free, and range from $70k+ - $105k, with an excellent benefits package, including flights, healthcare, housing, and repatriation.


  • Must be a United States Citizen. If you served in the military, you must have an Honorable Discharge.
  • Must have at least 4 years of F-16 experience with the F-16 Block 40/42 or above (candidates with F-16 Block 30 experience may be considered depending on specific experience) or equivalent C-17 experience.
  • Must have hands-on F-16 or C-17 experience, as the primary platform, within the last 4 years.
  • Must be a 5 Level Craftsman or above.
  • Must be able to show documented proof of experience (training certificates, DD-214, etc.).
  • Must be able to pass a thorough background check.

Click here to learn more or apply.

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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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.


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