The Hunter for Technicians and Leaders - March 2015

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Veterans Help to Advance the Future with SpaceX

Ever since Orion International and SpaceX began their recruiting partnership back in 2011, one thing has been clear: military veterans are equipped with the top-notch leadership and state-of-the-art technological skills needed to drive as innovative a company as SpaceX. Founded in 2002, SpaceX designs, manufactures and launches advanced rockets and spacecraft. Believing that a future where humanity is out exploring the stars is fundamentally more exciting than one where we are not, their ultimate goal is to enable human life on Mars.

Over the past four years, Orion has matched nearly 200 veterans with exciting careers at SpaceX in positions ranging from Engineers to Technicians. These veterans have served in all branches of the military in varying MOCs, and their expertise has helped SpaceX to continue to break new ground with their commercial resupply services missions to the International Space Station for NASA. Military Technicians with experience in Avionics, Aircraft Electricians, Aviation Mechanics, Hull Technicians, Composites, Welders, CNC Machinists, as well as Navy Nuclear Technicians are a great fit the SpaceX mission, as are Military Officers with Engineering backgrounds.

SpaceX is not only an innovative company, but also an outstanding employer. Stephen Durant, a Lead Structures Technician at SpaceX and former Air Force Structural Maintenance Technician, has found that SpaceX not only offers a fantastic benefits program with lots of overtime, but they also “keep you developing and learning new skills and practices. The opportunity to progress in your career is clearly available with new positions opening all the time.”

Melina Velasquez, a SpaceX Technician and former Navy Aviation Electrician's Mate, explains, “We veterans like structure, stability and excitement! Of all the places I've worked since ending my military career (five to be exact), SpaceX is the first one to fulfill all my requirements and then some. If you want to be a part of history in the making and do something that matters and offers many perks all while being excited to get up in the morning to go to work, then I recommend SpaceX."

In fact, one theme that Orion has consistently seen in feedback from the veterans we helped find careers at SpaceX, is a sense of excitement of being part of a larger mission. Melina goes on to describe her experience at SpaceX, “I feel like 'Charlie in the Chocolate Factory' every time I walk through the doors at SpaceX. It's a dream job I didn't even know I could get. Throughout my military career, I've been able to see and do some neat things, like an F/A 18 Super Hornet landing on a moving ship mere feet from where I'm standing. And this continues to be the case at SpaceX, as I get to be a part of one of the fastest growing and history making companies in the world!”

The most rewarding part of the job for Anthony Bruno, also a Technician at SpaceX and former Navy Aviation Electrician's Technician, is actually seeing the things he worked on change an industry as a whole. “It is extremely rewarding with a lot of cool moments thrown in, like watching space station dockings and launches from mission control.  SpaceX is accomplishing things not seen in the industry, and it's cool to be a part of it. I would definitely recommend vets to work here!" says Anthony.

The partnership between Orion and SpaceX continues with interviews being held frequently for Technical and Engineering positions. Specifically, veterans can apply here to interview February 28th in Los Angeles for positions such as:

  • Composites Technician
  • Structures Technician
  • Avionics Harness Technician
  • NDT Technician
  • Propulsion Technician
  • Structures Technician
  • Integration & Test Engineer
  • Production Control Scheduler
  • Supplier Quality Engineer
  • Manufacturing Engineer
  • Purchasing Manager

SpaceX offers exciting, fulfilling career opportunities that not only allow veterans to put their skills to work but also be a part of history. Veterans like Stephen, Melina, and Anthony are just a few of the many veterans at SpaceX helping the company to complete its mission.  Interested in a career with a history-making space transport company? Click here to learn more about SpaceX and its culture, as well as to apply to interview.

How to Format a Resume

As a service member, it can be challenging to create a resume in an easy-to-read format that best highlights your skill set. Often, civilian employers are most comfortable with two formats, either a chronological resume, or a skills based/combination resume. For the vast majority of transitioning veterans, a chronological resume is recommended. Regardless of the format you select, your resume should be professional and orderly in appearance.

Chronological Resume

You should typically use a chronological resume if you have less than 15 years total professional experience and your professional timeline is relatively easy to follow.

This format lists your professional experience in reverse chronological order, so a potential interviewer, military or non-military, can easily follow your professional timeline and very quickly get a good overall understanding of what you are qualified to do.

Keep the following in mind when creating a chronological resume:

  • You must effectively differentiate between your duties and responsibilities, and your achievements. Remember that there are thousands of people who have held a job similar to yours in terms of responsibility, but your achievements are what will set you apart. Be specific and quantify wherever possible.
  • Your duties and responsibilities should be listed directly under your job title and concisely describe your overall responsibilities in two to three lines.
  • Below your responsibilities paragraph, you should list 2-4 achievements for each job held.
  • GPA should only be listed if it is above 3.0.

Skills Based/Combination Resume

You should typically use a skills based/combination resume if you have more than 15 years professional experience, a very diverse professional background, and/or are trying to tailor your resume for a specific industry or position.

This format starts with a professional summary and highlights several key professional attributes that you want to emphasize. The skill based/combination format allows a potential interviewer to view your background in an easy to read format that emphasizes the skill sets you are trying to convey.

Keep the following in mind when creating a skills based/combination resume:

  • Ensure your summary paragraph accurately outlines your professional experience.
  • Carefully select the skills listed and the achievements that support each. The first skill set listed should be your strongest and the one you most want to emphasize.
  • Your achievements supporting each skill set should be specific, concise and quantifiable where possible.
  • The Employment Chronology section should not contain gaps in your timeline.

Want to learn more about resumes? Check out sample resumes here or learn about more resume dos and don’ts here.

According to your Peers

“I will never forget my recruiter, Tony Hoffman. He has truly changed my life for the better. He was always so enthusiastic and not once showed any sign of negativity. I haven't met very many people who are so brilliant in their job.

In all, Orion International not only met my expectations, but they changed my life. It was a wonderful experience working with them, and I encourage anyone searching for a career after the military to seek direction through Orion International.” – Daniel Chavez, Field Service Technician, Siemens Energy

“The Orion team ensured that I was placed with the right company and guided me throughout the entire process. I placed my resume online and directly with companies in my area and hardly ever received any serious offers. Orion gave me the opportunity to actually get in front of hiring managers and show what skills and talent I could bring to the company. Orion even stayed with me even after I started my new job!” – Robert Tackett, Installation Representative, Varian Medical Systems

“I only attended one Hiring Conference, and was hired from that event. Curtis Hagens did a great job of sharing information about the company, reviewing interview fundamentals, and then doing mock interviews. I cannot stress enough how helpful the mock interviews were for someone like myself who had not interviewed in nearly 10 years. The mock interviews gave me a level of confidence that I feel was a deciding factor in my successful interview leading to a job offer. Thank you, Curtis!” – Justin Rose, Field Service Specialist II, Honeywell

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

Career Opportunities Within Orion


Enlisted Candidate Recruiter - San Diego, CA

Orion is currently seeking an Enlisted Candidate Recruiter for our San Diego, CA office.

Position Description:

  • Work with candidates exiting the military and identify those who have the skills and abilities our clients are looking for.
  • Source, screen, and match candidates for opportunities based on a variety of qualifications.
  • Prepare candidates for interviews and work with them through the Orion pipeline, from sourcing, to acceptance of a job offer, and after they begin their new position.
  • Daily activities will include but are not limited to: searching for candidates, cold calling candidates, screening candidates, identifying candidates for opportunities, and working with candidates on resume preparation and interviewing skills.
  • You will travel to different military installations in your territory interviewing potential candidates. You will also travel to hiring conferences sponsored by Orion International.

Compensation and Benefits:

Orion is focused on being competitive in salary as well as developing its employees in a competitive job market environment.  We offer a substantial salary plus bonus initially that will lead to a salary plus commission structure.  We also include a 401k plan, medical and dental, disability, and profit sharing. At Orion, we believe in promoting our top performers in a company that is focused on growth.


  • Must have served in the United States military - no exceptions.
  • Must have military recruiting experience.
  • A military technical background is desired.

If you would like to be considered for this position, please Apply now.

Military Talent Program (MTP) Recruiter - Raleigh, NC and Austin, TX

Orion is currently seeking a Military Talent Program (MTP) Recruiter in our Raleigh, NC and Austin, TX offices.

The MTP Recruiting Team is the front-line of Orion’s Military Talent Program. The team is assigned specific MTP accounts based on job type, geography, branch of service, or candidate specialty and are responsible for sourcing, screening, preparing, matching, and placing candidates into MTP positions.  

Position Description:

As an MTP Recruiter you will be responsible for the execution and support of Hiring Events, Direct Placements, and Mini-Conferences.  

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Working with former and transitioning military candidates and identify those who have the skills and abilities our MTP clients are looking for.
  • Sourcing, screening, and matching candidates for opportunities based on a variety of qualifications.
  • Meeting assigned placement and revenue goals.  
  • Delivering professional presentations and training classes.
  • Occasionally travel to visit bases and participate in job fairs.
  • Preparing candidates for interviews and working with them through the Orion pipeline, from sourcing, to acceptance of a job offer, and after they begin their new position.
  • Daily activities will include but are not limited to: searching for candidates, cold calling candidates, screening candidates, identifying candidates for opportunities, and working with candidates on resume preparation and interviewing skills.

Compensation and Benefits:

Orion is focused on being competitive in salary as well as developing its employees in a competitive job market environment. We offer a substantial salary plus bonus initially that will lead to a salary plus commission structure. We also include a 401k plan, medical and dental, disability, and profit sharing. At Orion, we believe in promoting our top performers in a company that is focused on growth.


  • Must have served in the United States military - no exceptions.
  • Must have military recruiting experience.
  • Strong organizational skills, a strong work ethic, and strong written and verbal communication skills

If you would like to be considered for this position, please Apply now.

Service Technician Careers with Atlas Copco Compressors

Orion is currently recruiting for Service Technician careers with Atlas Copco Compressors, a world leading provider of industrial productivity solutions for 140 years. Atlas Copco currently has around 40,000 employees located in 90 countries around the world, with approximately 4,000 people all across the US. They do business in more than 170 countries and have annual revenues of over $14 billion. Atlas Copco has been named as one of the world’s most sustainable companies eight times by the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.

As a Service Technician, you will be responsible for traveling to customer sites to perform routine, preventative maintenance and repairs on oil injected and oil-free air compressors.

Additional responsibilities include:

  • Performing diagnostics on malfunctioning compressors, determining possible causes for malfunctions, and performing repairs as suggested by diagnostics and assessment
  • Following preventative maintenance and repairs tests and documenting the proper operating parameters of the compressor
  • Promoting and practicing proper safety procedures and the correct use of personal protective equipment at all times
  • Providing a high level of customer service, responding to customer needs and working to satisfy customer expectations
  • Serving as an ambassador for the company, promoting the Atlas Copco "Way"
  • Developing a rapport with customers through effective communication, interpersonal skills, and professionalism

Locations: Boston, MA; Knoxville, TN; Memphis, TN; Houston, TX; McAllen, TX; Minneapolis, MN; Milwaukee, WI; Raleigh, NC; Baton Rouge, LA.

Salary: Compensation is $18-$24+/hr, depending on experience, certifications, licenses, education, and location. This is a "salary plus" position, meaning that you will be paid for 40 hours. If you work over 40 hours, it is overtime paid at time and a half. If you work on Saturday, it is at time and a half for the first eight hours and then double time for anything over eight hours. Sunday and holidays are double time.

Benefits: Atlas Copco provides annual performance based and base pay increases. A company vehicle and gas is provided, with an approximate $75 a day per diem for overnight travel. A tool box bonus of $200 is provided every other year, and a safety boot bonus of up to $150 is provided every year.

Position Requirements:

  • Four-plus years of technical experience maintaining and repairing various types of mechanical and electrical equipment
  • Documented classroom and practical application training in mechanical and/or electrical field
  • Demonstrated expertise in the maintenance, overhaul, and repair of a wide variety of industrial equipment to include hydraulics and compressors
  • Validated electrical background, experience with VSD, controllers, and motor controls
  • Should have computer skills sufficient enough to be used for communication, research, work orders and programming various controllers for machines that will be worked on
  • Must be able self-manage and be organized to get jobs completed in a timely fashion
  • Exceptional communication and customer service skills
  • Willing to travel out of town to perform work
  • Availability for 24-hour emergency calls
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license
  • Must have an acceptable credit history/record in order to obtain company credit card
  • Bi-lingual is a plus
  • Technicians are required to provide basic tools (screwdrivers, ratchets, sockets, wrenches, pliers, hammer, flashlight, multi-meter etc.) Specialty tools and replacement tools will be provided.

Click here to learn more or apply.

Aviation Career Opportunities in the UAE

Orion is recruiting a large number of Aviation professionals who have recent experience in F-16 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
  • Avionics (will accept platform experience other than F-16)
  • Corrosion
    Crew Chief (APG)
  • I Level GSE
  • Electro - Environmental O Level
  • Electrical I Level
  • Engine I Level
  • Engines O Level
  • 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 2 years of F-16 platform experience (will accept other platform experience for Avionics positions).
  • Must have hands-on F-16 oplatform experience (will accept other platform experience for Avionics positions) 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.

Interview Details

We will be holding interviews for these positions on the following dates and locations:

February 24th-25th - Phoenix, AZ

Click here to learn more or apply.

Solutions Specialist Positions with a Leader in Payment Solutions

Orion is currently recruiting for Solutions Specialist positions with an industry leader in payment solutions to the merchant business. This is your chance to begin your civilian career with a company that holds the largest payment processor in the U.S., with over 13.5 billion credit card transactions processed annually, representing approximately 300,000 merchants.

As the Small Business Solutions Specialist, you will be responsible for selling an industry-leading suite of payment processing products and services to local business owners (small and medium), including the latest tablet-based payment technology. Additional responsibilities include:

  • Taking a consultative sales approach to new and existing clients, both in the field and over the phone.
  • Retaining clients by building relationships and growing portfolios through relationship management and cross sales.
  • Developing a strong pipeline of new revenue growth.
  • Representing the company’s values of embodying the highest ethical standards, and treating others with dignity and respect.

Location: Los Angeles, CA; Orange County, CA; San Diego, CA; Baltimore, MD; Washington, D.C.; Northern VA; New York, NY; Long Island, NY.

Travel Requirements: Daily travel within your region.

Salary: Compensation is $40k base plus commission. Your expected first year salary is between $60k-$80k.

Training: You will be required to attend a 14-week long training program in Atlanta, GA. All training expenses will be coordinated and covered by the company. New hires are required to be onboard for at least one week before the start of the training class.

Position Requirements:

  • 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.

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.

Interview Details:

We will be holding interviews for positions with GLOBALFOUNDRIES on the following dates (if selected to interview, your travel and lodging will be paid):

February 20th
February 27th

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

Technician Careers 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 top talent for the following positions in McGregor, TX and Hawthorne, CA:             

  • Composites Technician
  • Structures Technician
  • Avionics Harness Technician
  • NDT Technician
  • Propulsion Technician
  • Structures Technician

We are seeking transitioning Military Technicians with the following backgrounds:

  • Avionics
  • Aircraft Electricians
  • Aviation Structural Mechanics
  • Aviation Propulsion Mechanics
  • Hull Technicians
  • Composites
  • Welders
  • CNC Machinists
  • Navy Nuclear Technicians of any background

Interview Details:

Interview for Technical positions will take place at the following locations and dates:

February 28th - Los Angeles, CA
March 21st - Los Angeles, CA 

Click here to learn more or apply.

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

Maintenance Craft Positions
Controller - Bartlesville, OK
Instrument Technician

Please click here for more information.

Google Project Opportunities through Adecco

Orion is currently recruiting for Field Operations positions (Associate, Specialist, Team Lead) with Adecco, in support of Google projects. You will have the opportunity to work on project teams that are developing new technologies. 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 Indoor Maps (the next generation of Google Maps), Project Loon (high altitude solar powered WiFi balloons), and Project Chauffeur (self-driving vehicles).

Interviews will be held for Field Operations (Associate, Specialist, Team Lead) positions on the following dates and locations:

February 19th-20th - Washington, DC
February 26th - Atlanta, GA
March 3rd - Chicago, IL
March 5th - New York, NY

Interviews will be held for Operations Specialist and Test Vehicle Operator positions on the following dates and locations:

February 24th - San Diego, CA
March 9th - San Diego, CA
March 24th - San Diego, CA

Click here to learn more or apply.

Careers for Military Technicians 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.

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.

Military Professionals Guide Webinar Series

LinkedIn for Military Professionals on March 3

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 March 17

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 March 10

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 February 24

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

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

Click here to register.

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.

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.

Maintenance Technician Positions with Honda

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

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

Locations: Multiple plants in the greater Marysville, OH area

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

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

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


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

Click here to learn more.

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.

Click here for more information.

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 Aerospace:

  • Workflow Specialist
  • Carbon Brake Fabricators
  • Materials Machinists

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

  • TECPro Field Service Specialist - DCS
  • TECPro Field Service Specialist - QCS
  • Field Service & Installation Supervisor
  • Maintenance Supervisor
  • Maintenance Planner

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

  • Install Technicians
  • Service Technicians
  • Field Service Specialists
  • Technician Support Specialists
  • Warehouse Lead
  • Hardware Quality Technicians

Click here to apply or learn more.

Electrical Maintenance Technician Positions with a Worldwide Steel Manufacturer

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

Locations: East Chicago, IN and Burns Harbor, IN

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

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


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

Click here to learn more.

Call Center Coordinator Positions with Siemens (Temp-to-Perm)

Orion is currently recruitinf for Call Center Coordinator positions with Siemens. In this position, you will be responsible for responding to incoming inquiries and/or requests regarding medical equipment service request from Siemens Healthcare customers. These positions are located in Cary, NC.

These are temp-to-perm positions. For the first several months, you will be working for Orion; and, if successful, will become a full-time employee of Siemens.

Work Schedule: 1st shift – start times between 8 am and 10 am; M-F schedule. 2nd shift – start times between 1 pm and 3 pm; includes weekends: F-Tues; Wed-Sun; Sat-Wed schedule. 3rd shift – start times between 10 pm and 11:30 pm; includes weekends: Sat-Wed schedule.

To learn more or apply, please click here

Upcoming Hiring Conferences


If you will be separating from the military and preparing to begin your civilian career within the next 90 days, be sure to attend one of our hiring conferences. After a full day of preparation, you’ll interview with hiring authorities for only those positions that are a match with your needs and preferences.
Click on any of the conference dates to request more information on the conference you’d like to attend!

Norfolk, VA

Pittsburgh, PA

Norfolk, VA (Midwest Technician event)


Chicago, IL

Chicago, IL

Norfolk, VA (Midwest Technician event)


Jacksonville, FL

Atlanta, GA

March 23 - 24

March 27 - 28

South Central  

Houston, TX (Technician event)

Houston, TX

March 1 - 2

April 12 - 13


San Diego, CA

Seattle, WA

San Diego, CA

March 8 - 9

March 26 - 27

April 12 - 13

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.



Kirkland AFB

Scott AFB


      February 23 - 24

      February 27

      March 4

      March 6

      March 6


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

Did you know that Orion candidates have earned $5,000 in referral bonuses in 2015?

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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