The Hunter for Military Officers - November 2014

Wednesday, October 15, 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 we appreciate each and every contribution. To make your donation event 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.

The Veteran Low to High Challenge hike has started! A group of Orion employees, Veterans, Partners, and Corporate Sponsors began the trek on October 10th and will hike through October 18th, starting in Death Valley (282 feet below sea level) to the summit of Mount Whitney (14,505 feet elevation). It will cover 120+ miles with a 14,787 elevation change. Good luck to everyone participating in the hike!

Check out our Facebook event page for pictures, updates, and more from the trail, and feel free to post a word of encouragement to our hikers as they undertake this feat and raise $100K+ for Veterans in 2014 through our partner organizations.

Participate in a 5K in your area! We have held 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; and Virginia Beach, VA; with our final 5K in San Diego, CA. All proceeds from these events will be donated to our partners.

Go The Extra Mile For The Vets 5K - Cincinnati, OH

(West Chester Township)

September 6, 2014

In Support of Wounded Warriors, Transitioning Combat Veterans, and Children of Fallen Military Service Members

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

View Event Details Make a Donation


5K Warrior Run - North Austin, TX

(Lake Pflugerville)

September 13, 2014

In Support of Wounded Warriors, Transitioning Combat Veterans, and Children of Fallen Military Service Members

Even with bad weather and some surprise races the same weekend, the Austin office raised $3,583.62 for our non-profit Veteran organizations. 178 runners signed up for the race!

View Event Details Make a Donation


Patriot Challenge 5K - Show Your Colors - Cary, NC

September 20, 2014

In Support of Wounded Warriors, Transitioning Combat Veterans, and Children of Fallen Military Service Members

The Raleigh office pulled off a fantastic event with a lot of positive feedback from everyone involved! Many runners started that they would come back next year. The office raised $16,303 (with a goal of $10,000) for our partner non-profit Veteran organizations. 268 runners were in attendance.

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                           Help Our Heroes 5K - Virginia Beach, VA

                                        September 20, 2014

                        In Support of Wounded Warriors, Transitioning       Combat Veterans, and Childen of Fallen Military Service Members

The Virginia Beach office raised $6,485 for our partner Veteran organizations! 117 runners attended the event.

                             View Event Details Make a Donation




                           Warrior Tribute 5K - San Diego, CA

                                       November 8, 2014

                    In Support of Wounded Warriors, Transitioning Combat Veterans, and Children of Fallen Military Service Members

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 Become a Sponsor Register to Run

Success at the Virginia Beach and Raleigh Office 5K Races

Last month, the Virginia Beach and Raleigh offices held the Help Our Heroes 5K and Patriot Challenge 5K for the Veteran Low to High Challenge! The Virginia Beach office raised a total of $6,485 for our partner Veteran organizations, with 117 runners participating in the event. The Raleigh office raised $16,303 (with a goal of $10,000!). 268 runners attended the event.

Highlights from the Raleigh office race include members of Rolling Thunder that led runners along the road for a portion of the course, the post-race raffle drawing with over $1,000 in prizes, and the USVC ArchAngels Rappel Team as they rappelled from the Koka Booth Amphitheatre light towers!

The Orion team would like to thank everyone who made both of these events a success, especially to the sponsors of the Virginia Beach race and the Raleigh race.

It is our goal to raise $100K+ for our partner Veteran 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 5K race to help support our Veteran non-profit organizations will be held on Saturday, November 8th in San Diego, CA.

All Things Career Podcast Provides Solid Advice for Transitioning Veterans

All Things Career founder, Kevin Kermes, recently hosted a Google Hangout called “The Job Search for Veterans in Transition” featuring Orion International Recruiting Manager, Todd Phillips. Kermes, also the founder of Career Attraction and Every Veteran Hired, hosts top career podcasts on All Things Career that deliver actionable career advice. Phillips is a former active duty Army Field Artillery Officer, Ranger school graduate, and Afghanistan combat veteran who puts his experience to work for Orion International, where he helps veterans transition into civilian careers.

The 42-minute podcast with Phillips covered topics including mistakes veterans make when considering career choices, how to narrow down career choices, the importance of networking, referrals, and relationships, as well as career trends. You can view the whole Hangout here or check out the clips below on specific subjects.

Orion Featured Employer Whirlpool Corporation Highlighted in GI Jobs Article on Retail Industry

In his August 2014 GI Jobs article, Industry Intel: Surprising Retail Careers, Marty Levine interviews Ellen Davis, senior vice president of the National Retail Federation (NRF), who describes a robust career field. Davis explains: “Retail is a fantastic career opportunity. First of all, it’s big – there are a ton of opportunities. You can work in retail in your hometown. You can travel around the world with retail. The biggest tip I would give a veteran is that this is an industry that really offers career opportunities.” That includes careers in IT and cyber security, logistics, and operations.

Featured in the article is Whirlpool, the world's leading global manufacturer and marketer of major home appliances. Whirlpool is also an Orion International Featured Employer, having distinguished themselves by their commitment to hiring veterans. Whirlpool’s top careers for Veterans, as listed in the article include Engineering/Project Management, Procurement, Information Technology/Global Information Systems, Production Management, andLogistics. Orion is currently recruiting veterans for engineering and technician positions with Whirlpool.

In addition to hiring veterans, Whirlpool also supports them on the job through their Whirlpool Veterans Association (WVA), a group welcoming all Whirlpool employees interested in recognizing and supporting their veteran colleagues. The group supports community events, advocates veteran recruiting, provides on-boarding support for veterans and their families, and even hosts social events. To learn more about how Whirlpool recruits and supports the veterans they hire, click here.

Kimberly Fry, senior manager for talent acquisition at Whirlpool, tells Levine, “We’ve found veterans to be outstanding talent. Our biggest challenge is finding roles that are big enough for them – which is a great problem to have. What I found is that the background of the military is so diverse that I can place the veterans anywhere in our organization and we’ll be confident in their performance – from hourly to the top and everywhere in between.”

Due to the diversity of available positions in Retail, Davis points out that veterans are going to find tremendous opportunity in areas where they already have experience in the military, be it logistics, security, management, or even IT. “Forty-four percent of retail jobs have nothing to with being in a sales role,” she says. Salaries can vary greatly by position but, according to Davis, Retail is one of the few “meritocracies” left, with many people in retail bring home $100,000+.

Ultimately, Levine illustrates that Retail is more than just being a cashier and that those who are cashiers have a shot at working their way up the chain into management. He also points out that the breadth of experience veterans have makes them a great fit for this huge, diverse industry.

To learn more about careers with Whirlpool, click here.

Career Opportunities Within Orion

Account Executives

Orion International is currently seeking transitioning or former military officers with a strong record of achievement to join our Sales Team as an Account Executive. We are hiring for our San Diego, CA and Raleigh, NC offices.

As an Account Executive, you will be responsible for creating relationships with America’s leading companies through development of leads lists, business development calls, and client presentations. The work you do will help fellow veterans transition into the civilian workforce.

To qualify, you should have military experience, a Bachelors degree, and previous sales experience or a desire to succeed in sales. Click here to learn more about joining the Orion team.

We also invite you to view a pre-recorded webinar (username iprep, password: video) hosted by Brian Henry, Orion's VP of Officer Recruiting, which provides a detailed overview of the Account Executive position.

National Distinguished Candidate Conference - October 27 & 28 in Chicago, IL

Are you preparing to exit the military and begin a civilian career? Do you think that your education, background, and military career distinguish you from your peers?

If so, you may be a candidate for Orion’s National Distinguished Candidate Conference (DCC) in Chicago, IL, on October 27 & 28, 2014. There will be positions available nationwide, with a focus on Engineering, Sales, Leadership Development, and Operations Management. Orion carefully selects candidates for our DCCs that exemplify the best Orion has to offer our client companies. We work hard to assemble a select group of the top JMOs from around the country.


Our distinguished candidates include:


• Graduates of Military Service Academies or Top Universities with a minimum GPA of 3.0;
• Those with a masters degree or other advanced education; and
• Those that have consistently ranked above their peers in Officer Evaluations. 


Additionally, you should be available to start working within the next four months and be geographically flexible.


Shane Serafin, a former Navy Lieutenant and USNA graduate who found his career through a recent Orion DCC, explains why he feels the event was such a success: “An Orion Distinguished Candidate Conference is something that you don't want to miss. It is a golden opportunity to meet with several prospective employers all at once, all of them very high quality. And Orion prepares you well. I particularly liked the interview prep session during this conference. It helped me to tweak a few of my responses in a manner that paid major dividends during the interviews!


What do other candidates have to say about the caliber of our DCCs? Read on...


"Working with Orion International and attending their Distinguished Candidate Conference in Chicago was truly a great experience. When asked how the event could have been better, I honestly did not have an answer, because it was top notch all the way! Everything from the preparation to the event itself was nothing short of extraordinary. I highly recommend Orion to any JMO that is transitioning out of the military; they most certainly will not regret it!"


“I participated in two DCCs with Orion and interviewed with about 15 companies—pretty darn amazing for two days out of my life!”


“The Distinguished Candidate Conference I attended in Dallas was an excellent opportunity to interview with the people who would eventually be my managers. I got to do five interviews in one day!"


“When I turned to Orion, I realized that their reputation stands tall amongst the corporate sector.  It was evident from the multiple high caliber companies that came to the Distinguished Candidate Conferences I attended in Baltimore and Chicago.  I hope that other quality officers will see the benefits of working with a stellar placement firm like Orion.”

Orion only holds a few DCCs each year. If you would like to be considered for one of the upcoming Orion DCCs, please click here.

Military Professionals Webinar Series

Military Officer Transition Program Webinars

Whether you have two years or two weeks before you transition from Active Duty, there are many steps you can take prior to your separation date that will position you for success as you transition into the civilian workforce. Our Military Officer Transition Program is designed to put your preparation "things to do list" into a logical sequence that you can complete as you approach your separation.  Our goal is to minimize the stress you may have about changing careers by giving you all the tools you need to be 100% ready to interview before you enter into the 90-day window leading up to your terminal leave.

You will receive a monthly email from us guiding you to a suggested webinar, reading, or activity for that month.  These emails will be sent based on your Earliest Start Date in our records.   If your timeline changes, be sure to let us know so we can update our records! Update your Earliest Start Date and other contact information by logging in here.

All of the training materials included in the program are organized and accessible on our Military Officer Transition Program webpage. To get started, please visit and review our Transition Program Timeline, and note where you fall in our suggested timeline. 

In addition, we’d like to invite you to register for our upcoming webinars:

Career Transition Seminar
This webinar is designed to be one of your very first steps in preparing for your transition into the civilian workplace. Learn about current job market conditions, and the industries and positions in which transitioning Military Officers typically excel. Get tips and advice about your transition, steps you can take to make yourself most marketable, and the best timeline for finding your civilian career.

November 18, 2014
12:00 pm EST - Register Now

Resume Writing Seminar

This webinar will cover all the basics of resume writing – why a resume is so important, what you should and shouldn’t include, how to write a resume that is easily understood by a civilian hiring manager, and much more. 

View Now

 Interview Preparation Seminar

This webinar will cover all the basics of Interview Preparation – how and what you should prepare, do’s and don’ts during any interview, practical assignments to help guide you, and much more.

October 16, 2014
3:00 pm EDT - Register Now

November 13, 2014
12:00 PM EST Register Now

Sales Overview and Preparation Seminar

If you are considering a career in sales, this webinar is a great place to start. Led by Orion’s VP of Officer Recruiting, this webinar will provide you with an understanding of why sales can be a great starting point in the private sector, help you determine if sales is a good option for you, and give great pointers to winning a sales interview.

November 12, 2014
12:00 pm EST - Register Now

LinkedIn for Military Professionals on November 4

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.

Using Social Media in Your Job Search on October 28

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.

Careers for Military Officers with EMCOR Group, Inc.

Orion is assisting EMCOR Group, Inc. in its search for great talent. EMCOR has a strong commitment to the men and women that protect our country and it recognizes the value of the leadership and technical skills military candidates have to offer. EMCOR has a long history of Veteran employees, including current President & CEO Tony Guzzi, a West Point graduate and Army Officer.

EMCOR is a Fortune 500 company and leader in mechanical and electrical construction, industrial and energy infrastructure, and building services. The 28,000+ skilled employees of EMCOR have made the company, in the eyes of leading business publications, among the "World's Most Admired" and "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.

At EMCOR Group, you'll have more than a job. You'll have the opportunity for a rewarding career with significant responsibilities and substantial opportunities to make a genuine impact. You'll also get outstanding health and other benefits, while working in a military-friendly environment. So join EMCOR, the force for "Building, Powering, Servicing and Protecting."

Click here to learn more

According to Your Peers

“I could not have been happier with my Orion International experience.  The system that Orion has put in place is streamlined and efficient—and, most importantly, it works!  Cracking the code on how to translate skillsets acquired while in the military over to the civilian workforce can be daunting, but Orion has an effective methodology for this type of cross-matching.

The hiring conferences that Orion hosts bring employers who are there for the express purpose of hiring former military personnel, and the Orion team is beyond supportive in ensuring that you have ample opportunity to explore multiple options.  The dedication of the Orion team members enabled me to land my dream job in the business consulting world. I have and will continue to recommend Orion International to my friends separating from military service." – Jesse Flowers, Consultant, Kurt Salmon

“I first heard about Orion through my friends, and attended a hiring conference in San Diego before I ultimately decided that I wanted to stay on the East Coast. Orion set me up to attend a hiring conference in New Jersey, and I was hired from that conference.

Even with my location change, Orion was able to meet my needs and find me a good career that aligned with my military experience.” – Brian Chernuta, Senior Demand Planner, Therakos

“My recruiter Todd Phillips was concerned with providing me all the opportunities towards finding my job. His expertise was instrumental in helping me translate my experience and skills into a concise resume which targeted the requirements that companies were searching for. By understanding my previous experience, he was able to match me to prospective employers providing me a greater opportunity for success.” – John Price, Project Engineer III, Bandag

Read more testimonials from your fellow Military officers here.

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.


  • Production Supervisor to Manufacturing Engineer (Development Program)
  • Quality Engineer
  • Project Engineer


  • Logistics Manager
  • Central Planning Manager
  • Senior Central Planner
  • Purchasing Lead


  • Production Supervisor
  • Bill of Materials Analyst
  • Plant Planner
  • Plant Scheduler

Click here to learn more or apply.

Sales Director Positions with First Data, a Global Payment Processing Company

Orion International is currently recruiting for a number of Sales Director 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 positions throughout the U.S. with top Military talent, and we are pleased to offer these exciting opportunities to our job seekers.

Within a geographical region, the Sales Director is responsible for the execution of the sales strategy for merchant services; including credit, debit, check, and gift card processing solutions and products to regional and small businesses. Under the direction of the VP, this individual is to work with and develop Account Executives and Business Consultants in the achievement of the territory’s sales quota, effective pricing and margin sustainability, regional branch relationship and lead generation, and the acquisition, development and retention of productive sales talent. He or she will provide leadership and coaching for the team, roll out new product and program training, and provide field sales expertise as directed. This individual reports to the VP and counsels with them to develop and execute on revenue plans. The incumbent will achieve success only through the success of the overall team.  

Position Details

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

Travel: Around 50% overnight travel; typically from Tuesday-Thursday.

Salary: Compensation is $70k-$75k base, plus performance pay. Total annual compensation should exceed $150k.

Benefits: An excellent benefits package including Medical, Flex Spending Accounts, Dental, Vision, Health Advocate, Disability Benefits, Life & Accident Insurance, Employee Assistance Program, Legal Plan, Business Travel Assistance, and full expense reimbursement.


  • Three to five years’ experience leading and motivating teams to exceed expectations.
  • Experience managing large geographic territories and partnerships.
  • Must have a proven record of developing and managing a staff to achieve and exceed their goals.
  • Ability to adapt and navigate through complex business issues in a fast-paced, constantly changing environment.
  • This individual must demonstrate prior experience in successfully selecting individual talent and integrating the individual talent into an effective team.
  • Must have a clean driving record.
  • Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills and be proficient with Microsoft based tools.
  • Knowledge and experience selling within the bankcard industry is a plus.  

Click here to learn more.

Careers with David Weekley Homes

Orion has partnered with David Weekley Homes, the second largest privately-held builder in America, to offer career opportunities for those seeking a rewarding career after the military. This is your chance to begin a builder career with a top company. Learn more about David Weekley Homes

We are currently hiring for Construction Superintendents / Builders.

To be qualified for this position, Candidates must possess very strong leadership and organizational skills as well as a proven work ethic. Candidates must have a high-attention to detail and be able to motivate teams under tough working conditions. Learn more about the position requirements.

Click here to learn more.

Sales Development Program with Siemens

Orion is currently recruiting for a large volume of positions across all segments of Siemens Corporation within the U.S. Over the last 20 years, Orion has placed more than 650 veterans into rewarding careers at Siemens. 

Specifically, Orion is recruiting for Siemens Sales Development Program (SPD) with openings in Pelham, AL (Birmingham), and Jackson, MS, for the services and solutions piece of the sales pipeline. In this position, you will be targeting business from existing buildings in the region, rather than new construction.

Your ability to learn and understand the technical aspects of Siemens building solutions will be addressed during your first 6 months in the program, working in the field daily. Sales skills along with the technical understanding are the focus of your development during the second six months of the program. Sales aptitude and attitude is a must and you should be looking at this opportunity to develop you future from the ground up.

Salary: $55,000 - $60,000 base + commission + car allowance


  • BS/BA or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Demonstrates a basic knowledge of professional sales principles and skills
  • Demonstrates an excellent technical aptitude
  • Must have excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Ability and desire to understand and execute sales plans

Click here to learn more or apply.

Medical Device Sales Careers with Medtronic

Orion is currently recruiting for an outstanding career opportunity in Medical Device Sales, as a Sales Education Representative with Medtronic. Medtronic Spine and Biologics has created a development program to train and educate future sales professionals. The primary objective of the program is to take talented professionals with minimal sales experience and, through an intensive immersion program, prepare them to become successful Sales Representatives.  This program will provide you the necessary tools and training to succeed as a highly specialized sales person within the Medical Device Industry. 

Want to learn more about this position from a veteran’s point of view? Check out our profile of Brian Schulz, who found a career with Medtronic through Orion in 2007.

Program Overview

  • This sales development program is approximately 12-18 months in duration and is broken down into different phases of growth and development.

  • In the first Phase, you will learn foundational components of Spinal and Biologics Sales (including anatomy, pathology, procedures, compliance, and sales process), gain exposure to important business functions (including Marketing, Development, Customer Service, Operations, and Education), assist with sales and surgeon training labs, and provide other sales support.

  • In the second Phase, application of acquired learning will be emphasized in the field. You will spend 3-4 days a week in the field working alongside district sales teams and designated field mentors - Spine Sales Representative - interacting with customers, while also learning and performing the day-to-day activities of the Spine Representative.

  • At the end of the program and based on personal aptitude, procedural certification, proven proficiency, and territory availability, you will be given the opportunity to interview for a position in an open territory and promoted to a Spine Representative.

Salary and Benefits

  • As a Sales Education Representative, you will earn a base salary of $70,000.  You will also be eligible to participate in the corporate performance-based Medtronic Incentive Plan with a target bonus opportunity of 5% of your annual eligible earnings.  Beginning in month ten, you will be eligible to participate in a performance-based incentive plan with a quarterly bonus opportunity of $5,000 and you will remain eligible for the corporate performance-based Medtronic Incentive Program with a target bonus opportunity of 5% of your eligible earnings.  

Position Requirements

  • Top transitioning or recently transitioned Junior Military Officer
  • Bachelors degree in technical, science, or engineering field
  • Passion for entering the highly competitive industry of Medical Device Sales
  • Technical aptitude is important because you will be learning very complex procedures and pieces of equipment
  • Top notch communication skills and be able to communicate and instruct effectively 
  • Strong work ethic and organization and prioritization skills
  • Willingness to travel. In Phase I of the training program you will travel 50%, and in Phase II you will travel 90%. You will not be required to relocate throughout the training program, but will likely need to relocate when you get your first territory after completing the program. 
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and vehicle insurance policy.

Locations: You can live in your current home during training, but will spend a significant amount of time in Memphis, TN. You must be somewhat geographically flexible (open to at least a 4-5 state region) when you exit the program. 

Click here to learn more or apply.

Careers with The Hershey Company


Orion has partnered with The Hershey Company, the #1 Chocolate Maker in the country, to offer outstanding career opportunities to JMOs seeking a rewarding career after the military. We are currently recruiting transitioning Officers for Operations Leadership roles. Positions are available in several locations.

We are currently recruiting transitioning Officers for:

  • Production Supervisor

Click here to learn more.

Engineer Careers with Whirlpool

Whirlpool Corporation is the world's leading global manufacturer and marketer of major home appliances, with annual sales of approximately $19 billion in 2013, 69,000 employees, and 59 manufacturing and technology research centers around the world.

Orion is currently recruiting for a number of Engineering and Technician positions with Whirlpool, a leading household appliance manufacturer. This is your chance to begin your civilian career with a globally recognized company in the manufacturing industry.

We are currently recruiting for the following positions:

  • Manufacturing Engineer
  • Environmental Engineer
  • Utilities Engineer
  • Assembly Engineer
  • Project Engineer – Strategic Planning
  • Project Engineer – Quality

Put your military skills to work at a company that respects your leadership experience. As a values-based company, Whirlpool Corporation supports military veterans through employment opportunities, employee resource groups and a strong commitment to social causes that provide home appliances to severely disabled veterans. We offer competitive compensation, generous Reserve and Guard Member benefits and a variety of career paths with meaningful work that allow you to grow and be a part of a company whose brands can be found in nearly 80% of all American homes.

Click here to learn more or apply.

Engineer and Management Careers with Michelin

We are currently recruiting for Engineer and Management positions for Michelin. Michelin is proud to provide great civilian jobs for military officers. 

  • Industrial Engineer

At Michelin, an Industrial engineering job is one of our top entry level jobs for former military officers. The Industrial Engineer regularly studies, analyzes, presents and implements agreed upon recommendations. Project work includes analysis in machine capacity, material flow, expansion needs, manpower planning, and productivity and efficiency improvements. The Industrial Engineer also develops and utilizes classical Industrial Engineering techniques, administrative responsibilities, and project facilitation after an in-depth 6 month training program.

  • Manufacturing Department Manager

The Manufacturing Department Manager establishes and manages daily priorities of the process and direct reports, ensures production, and quality goals are met per business plan. The Manufacturing Department Manager establishes and maintains the budget, schedules employee trainings, monitors employee performances and provides team communication on business plan objectives and performances.

  • Leadership Development Rotation Program

Michelin's Leadership Development Rotation Program (LDRP) is designed specifically for high-potential, high-performing Master's degree candidates who want to accelerate their development. The LDRP puts you in the middle of the action – in strategic positions with frequent exposure to our leaders, core businesses, and technologies. Our objective is to recruit and train Michelin's next generation of leaders. Participants will be placed in 3-4 diverse roles over the course of approximately 2 years.

Positions will be located nationwide.

Click here to learn more. You can also find out more about what it's like to be a veteran and work at Michelin here. Want to hear about the experience of an Orion alumnus? Check out what a USMC Pilot has to say about his new career as an Industrial Engineer with Michelin here.

Engineering & Operations Management 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. Positions include:

Honeywell Aerospace

  • Workflow Specialist

Honeywell Performance Materials and Technologies:

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

Honeywell Automation and Control Solutions

  • Field Service Specialists
  • Warehouse Lead
  • Warehouse Supervisor

Click here to apply or learn more.

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.

We are currently recruiting for these positions:

  • Drilling Engineer
  • Knowledge Sharing Network Specialist
  • Completions Engineer
  • Project Field Scheduler
  • Project Planner 
  • Project Lead Planner
  • Plant Operator
  • Network Analyst
  • Rotating Equipment Supervisor

Click here to learn more or apply.

Sales Engineer Careers with Nalco

Orion is currently recruiting veterans with an interest in sales for careers with Nalco, the world's leading water treatment and process improvement company. Headquartered in Naperville, IL, Nalco has manufacturing facilities, technical centers, and offices throughout the world meaning Nalco employees have access to job opportunities with global mobility.

The locations are as follows:

  • West - Los Angeles
  • South East - Jacksonville FL, Tampa FL, Pensacola FL
  • Midwest - Chicago, Sioux City/Northeast Nebraska, Stevens Point/Wausau WI, Quad Cities/Peru IL, Evansville, IN
  • Northeast - Central PA, Syracuse NY, Rochester NY
  • South Central - Amarillo TX, Shreveport LA, Little Rock AR, Central/Southern MS


Target $55K - $65K base salary with a 20% bonus structure for reaching annual financial goal. Additional incentives offered to those who exceed annual targets. So for just hitting their minimum gates, you will make $66-78k in your first year. However, if you hit the territory running, you can make more in commissions than that. In the second year, you should be making $90K plus.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in a science or technical field. Technical experience from the military with a "soft" degree will be acceptable in some instances.
  • Technical experience
  • Sales Experience
  • Strong leadership and relationship building skills
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, analytical, and problem solving skills

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!

Providence, RI

Philadelphia, PA


Chicago, IL DCC

Cincinnati, OH

October 27 - 28

December 7 - 8


Atlanta, GA

Raleigh, NC

October 27 - 28

December 8 - 9

South Central  

Houston, TX

Houston, TX

October 26 - 27

December 7 - 8


Seattle, WA

San Diego, CA

November 6 - 7

December 7 - 8

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.


Fort Bragg

Kings Bay

Camp Pendleton

San Diego


San Diego

San Diego

San Diego

Camp Lejeune

San Diego

Camp Pendleton

Fort Bragg

San Diego

Fort Hood

San Diego

   October 22 

   October 22

   October 22

   October 22

   October 23

   October 29

   November 5

   November 12

   November 12

   November 13

   November 19

   November 19

   November 19

   November 20

   November 26

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

Did you know that Orion candidates have earned $22,800 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!

Companies Recently Hiring




Best Buy

Boston Scientific


CB Richard Ellis


Corning Cable


FuelCell Energy

GE Aircraft Engines

GE Appliances

Georgia Pacific



Johnson Controls

Johnson & Johnson

Kansas City Southern


Lam Research





Owens Corning

Parker Hannifin


PNC Bank








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