Sunday, February 1, 2015
Orion International Pledges Support to Members of the Guard and Reserve
Orion International has proudly joined the ranks of thousands of companies nationwide who have pledged their support for employees in the Guard and Reserve by signing an Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) Statement of Support.
On December 11, Retired US Navy Commander and ESGR Area Chair Ken Oppenheim presented the statement to Dave Lehmkuhl (Sales Manager), Tim Isacco (Chief Operating Officer), Mike Wood (Recruiting Manager), and John Teague (Candidate Recruiter), at Orion’s headquarters in Raleigh, NC.
L to R: Dave Lehmkuhl, Ken Oppenheim, Tim Isacco, Mike Wood, and John Teague
By signing the statement, Orion pledges that we will:
Fully recognize, honor and enforce the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA).
Provide our managers and supervisors with the tools they need to effectively manage those employees who serve in the Guard and Reserve.
Appreciate the values, leadership and unique skills service members bring to the workforce and will encourage opportunities to employ Guardsmen, Reservists, and Veterans.
Continually recognize and support our country's Service members and their families in peace, in crisis, and in war.
ESGR is a Department of Defense agency established in 1972 to develop and maintain employer support for Guard and Reserve service. ESGR advocates relevant initiatives, recognizes outstanding support, increases awareness of applicable laws, and resolves conflict between service members and employers. The ESGR Statement of Support program was designed with the intent of increasing employer support by encouraging employers to act as advocates for employee participation in the military.
Founded in 1991 by five former Junior Military Officers, Orion is the nation’s largest recruiting firm, whose staff consists mainly of veterans, military spouses, and those still serving in the Guard or Reserves. With such a unique staff, Orion is not only able to help service members make the transition into the civilian workforce but also support our own employees who continue to serve. Additionally, Orion’s Values of Excellence, Innovation, Teamwork, Warrior Ethos, and Commitment complement ESGR’s mission of encouraging the employment of Guardsmen and Reservists who bring integrity, global perspective and proven leadership to the civilian workforce.
To learn more about Orion’s free Career Placement Services for JMOs, NCOs, and Enlisted Technicians, please click here. And for a list of helpful resources for Military Professionals considering a civilian career, click here.
Career Opportunities Within Orion
National Distinguished Candidate Conference - March 2 & 3 in Houston, TX
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 Houston, TX, on March 2 & 3, 2015. 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.
Orion has created our Distinguished Candidate Conference to provide exceptional career opportunities for our candidates that have distinguished themselves in education, performance, and experience, while meeting our top clients' needs for an outstanding pipeline of talent from which to build their future leadership.
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.
Career Opportunities with SpaceX
SpaceX is actively recruiting for a large number of positions across company divisions and locations in the United States.
SpaceX was founded under the belief that a future where humanity is out exploring the stars is fundamentally more exciting than one where we are not. SpaceX is actively developing the technologies to make this possible, with the ultimate goal of enabling human life on Mars.
Today, SpaceX designs, manufactures and launches advanced rockets and spacecraft in-house from the ground up. The company has more than 3,000 employees at its headquarters in Hawthorne, California; launch facilities at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida, and Vandenberg Air Force Base, California; rocket development facility in McGregor, Texas; and offices in Houston, Texas; Chantilly, Virginia; and Washington, D.C.
Opportunities at SpaceX
SpaceX currently employs more than 300 veterans and is seeking Military Officers for the following positions in Hawthorne, CA:
- Integration & Test Engineer
- Production Control Scheduler
- Supplier Quality Engineer
- Manufacturing Engineer
- Purchasing Manager
Application & Interview Details
Interviews for Engineering positions will take place at the following locations and dates:
January 29th - McGregor, TX
February 5th - McGregor, TX
February 7th - Los Angeles, CA
February 28th - Los Angeles, CA
Click here to learn more or apply.
Military Professionals Webinar Series
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
Engineering Positions with Honeywell
Orion is currently recruiting for Production Engineer positions with Honeywell Performance Materials and Technologies, as part of its Engineering Development Rotational Program.
The Engineering Development Rotational Program is a year-long rotational training program where Production Engineers will receive training at up to three Honeywell manufacturing facilities in the U.S. Participants will gain hands-on experience in a dynamic setting. At the conclusion of the rotational program, participants will be deployed to one of Honeywell's key sites. Production Engineers who successfully transitioned out of last year's program were able to relocate to one of their top two location preferences.
Location: Claymont, DE; Baton Rouge, LA; Metropolis, IL; Richmond, VA.
Salary: $80K during the Engineering Development Rotational Program. Depending on your individual performance, there is the potential to receive higher compensation upon completion of the program.
Click here to apply or learn more.
Engineering Positions within the Automotive Industry
Orion is currently recruiting for Process Engineer positions with a remanufacturer of quality parts in the automotive industry. This is your chance to begin your civilian career with a company dedicated to restoring, rejuvenating, and upgrading damaged products.
As a Process Engineer, you will be responsible for the development of new workstations, productions lines and processes within the continuous improvement of the existing processes. You will need to display sound engineering and ergonomic principals that focus on recognizing when there is a problem and the ability to solve the problem required to produce top quality finished products. The Process Engineer role encompasses continuous improvement projects as well as the day-to-day management of the refurbishment process. Additional responsibilities include:
- Drafting and designing layout of equipment, materials, and workspace to illustrate maximum efficiency using drafting tools/computer.
- Developing manufacturing methods, labor utilization standards, and cost analysis systems promoting efficient staff and facility use.
- Conferring with vendors, staff and management regarding purchases, procedures, product specifications, manufacturing capabilities and project status along with new product introduction.
- Coordinating quality control objectives and activities to resolve production problems and maximize product reliability/minimize cost.
- Communicating with management and user personnel to develop production and plant layout.
- Precision machining and gage requirements (Micron tolerances).
- Manufacturing process development (routing, BOM, work instructions), as well as gage R & R and machine qualification.
- Reviewing production schedules, engineering specifications, orders and related information to obtain knowledge of manufacturing methods, procedures and activities.
Location: Emporia, KS
Salary: Target salary range of between $70K-$80K.
- Bachelor’s degree in Engineering as well as the ability to read and create electrical, hydraulic, and pneumatic schematics is required.
- The ability to analyze statistical data and product specifications to determine standards and establish quality and reliability of the finished product as well as a high level of competence in the use of AutoCad, Solid Edge and Microsoft Suite is preferred.
Click here to learn more and apply.
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. 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. 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.
Careers with Hershey
Orion has partnered with The Hershey Company, the #1 Chocolate Maker in the country, to offer outstanding career opportunities for Officers and NCOs with degrees seeking a rewarding career after the military. We are currently recruiting for Production Supervisors.
We are holding interviews for these positions on an ongoing basis, so please apply now to be considered.
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:
- Workflow Specialist
Honeywell Performance Materials and Technologies:
- Field Service & Installation Supervisor
- Maintenance Supervisor
- Maintenance Planner
Honeywell Automation and Control Solutions
- Field Service Specialists
- Warehouse Lead
- Warehouse Supervisor
Click here to apply or learn more.
Upcoming Hiring Conferences
March 15 - 16
Houston, TX (DCC)
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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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For every job seeker you refer to us who is subsequently placed by Orion, we will give you a $100 gift card to a retailer of your choice!
It's simple - just click here to refer a friend. 30 seconds of your time could be $100 in your pocket!
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