The Hunter for Technicians & Leaders - April 2016

Friday, April 1, 2016

In This Issue

Orion Thanks Enterprise for Its Donation to Operation Military Embrace

6 Companies Hiring in the Top Cities to Live In

Exclusive Opportunities for Orion's Transitioning and Former NCOs and Enlisted Technicians

According to Your Peers

Military Professionals Webinar Series

Upcoming Hiring Conferences

Career Transition Planning and Base Visits

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

Companies Recently Hiring

Connect with Orion Online

Orion Thanks Enterprise for Its Donation to Operation Military Embrace

Orion wishes to thank Enterprise Holdings Corporation for its $3,000 donation to Operation Military Embrace. Orion and Enterprise have had an ongoing relationship for several years, and we are very appreciative of the generosity of Enterprise Holdings.


Enterprise Holdings, Inc. is a privately owned holding company headquartered in Clayton, MO. It is the parent company of several car rental companies, including Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Alamo, National Car Rental, and Enterprise CarShare. Enterprise was founded in 1957 by Jack Taylor, who served as a Fighter Pilot in World War II. 

Operation Military Embrace (“OME”) is a Texas-based non-profit support organization with active officers, directors and volunteers committed to helping wounded warriors and their families. OME’s primary goal is to provide financial and moral support to assist wounded Warriors and their families during their time of critical need. OME is dedicated to supporting injured and/or ill members of all branches and units of the military. OME also works to increase public awareness of the challenges facing members of the military. For more information about OME, visit the website. 

According to OME President, Jerry Reed:  

"Wow -- This generous donation from Enterprise is so very much appreciated!! Today we attended the retirement ceremony for an injured Marine in San Antonio, Texas. This is part of our OME function to honor, serve and support America’s injured Warriors and their families, and it was really an inspirational event that touched our hearts. Orion has truly been a blessing to America’s injured and ill Warriors and their families through the vessel that is OME."

Orion is so appreciative of our ability to bring together great companies like Enterprise with our dedicated nonprofit partners.  

6 Companies Hiring in the Top Cities to Live In

6 Companies Hiring in the Top Cities to Live In

Are you transitioning out of the military and looking for a new civilian career in the best small to mid-sized cities in the U.S.? ranked more than 2,000 cities with populations between 20,000 and 350,000 to come up with their third annual Top 100 Best Places to Live. collaborated with new data partner EMSI and their own board of advisors in shaping the framework by which they ranked the cities.

Here is a list of companies hiring in a few of the best places to live:

1. HSB Global Standard Positions in Fort Collins, CO.

Positions Available: HSB Global Standard is hiring Boiler and Machinery Authorized Inspector (Trainee) Positions in Fort Collins, CO, which is ranked #13 on the best places to live in 2016 based on

About the Company:  HSB Global Standards is a worldwide leader in the interpretation and application of boiler and pressure vessel codes, standards, directives and customer specifications.

About the Location: Fort Collins is a mid-sized college city, north of Denver and alongside Roosevelt National Forest, and home to Colorado State University. From its thriving microbrewery industry anchored by the New Belgium Brewing Co., to its mountain views and hiking trails, Fort Collins has an enticing assortment of amenities that draw people to relocate here. It has also been picked as one of the Healthiest Cities by

Learn more about the Boiler and Machinery Authorized Inspector Positions available at HSB Global Click Here.

2. Foley Equipment Positions in Kansas City, KS.

Positions Available: Foley Equipment is hiring Industrial HVAC Field EPG Technicians and Mechanics in Kansas City KS.

About the Company: Foley Equipment is a rapidly growing company with outstanding history in the industrial equipment industry. Since 1942, Foley has earned a reputation for dedication, quality and value.

About the Location: Overland Park is the second-largest city in Kansas, and attracts families and young professionals. Smart planning by city leaders has given Overland Park an ideal balance of residential, office and retail spaces. With top ranked sports, excellent schools, many amenities and infectious civic pride, the city continues to improve.

Check out other positions Foley Equipment is hiring for: click here.

3. Suburban Propane Positions in Portland, ME. 

Positions Available: Suburban Propane is currently hiring Service Technicians in Portland, ME along with multiple other cities including: Fairfield, ME; Greenfield, MA; Marlboro, MA; Lebanon, NH; Milford, NH; Coventry, RI; Bennington & Rutland, VT. 

About the Company: Suburban Propane is one of the nation's leading marketers of an array of products to meet the energy needs of its customers, specializing in fuel oil and refined fuels, as well as the marketing of natural gas and electricity in deregulated markets.

About the Location: Portland, ME., ranked 74th on the best places to live in 2016 by Seaside relaxation and a historic downtown are among the quality of life perks in Portland, a major New England

Learn more about careers for military with Suburban Propane, visit us online.

4. Mettler – Toledo Positions in Boston, MA.

Positions Available: Mettler – Toledo is currently hiring military personnel for Field Service Engineers in Boston, MA.

About the Company: Mettler-Toledo is a global supplier of precision instruments, with sales and service locations in 37 countries. The Mettler-Toledo Product Inspection Division, consisting of CI-Vision, Hi-Speed and Safeline, and Eagle Product Inspection, is the world's leading supplier of in-line checkweighers, metal detectors, machine vision systems and x-ray inspection systems.

About the Location: Boston is just 11 miles outside of Newton, MA which is ranked #42 on the best places to live list, according to Newton has a collection of historic homes, highly ranked schools and unique neighborhoods. Newton is especially appealing to those who want to live near Boston, but also enjoy a small-town vibe. The city contains a patchwork of 13 villages, each with their own commercial centers, parks and identities. Residents and city leaders focus on making Newton one of the Best Cities for Kids, as ranked by

Check out other locations for which Mettler-Toledo is hiring: click here.

5. Google Projects through Adecco in Mountain View, CA

Positions Available: Orion is currently recruiting for Field Operations (Associate, Specialist, Team Lead), Electronic Assembly Technicians, Operator Specialists, Electronics Lab Technicians, and Test Vehicle Operators with Adecco, for positions in support of Google projects. These positions are located in Mountain Views, CA.

About the Company: Google was founded in 1998 by two computer science students in a university dorm room. Over the years, Google has grown by leaps and bounds. From offering search in a single language Google now offer dozens of products and services—including various forms of advertising and web applications for all kinds of tasks. This is your chance to begin your career with one of the world's most recognized and respected companies and have the opportunity to work on project teams that are developing new technologies, or upgrading existing platforms to the next generation. 

About the Location: Mountain View made the list at #77 best places to live. Named for its great view of the Santa Cruz Mountains, Mountain View is part of Silicon Valley and home to numerous high-tech companies, led by Google and its 11,000 employees. The median income for families is more than $120,000, and the city’s primary cultural area is its downtown district along Castro Street. Shoreline Park is a popular gathering spot thanks to an amphitheater and golf course, and El Camino Hospital tends to the medical needs of many residents.

For more information on the careers available for military, click here.

6. Ericsson Positions in Santa Clara, CA.

Positions Available: Ericsson is currently hiring former military for Horizontal Directional Drilling Operators, Locators, Field Surveyors, and  Laborers in Santa Clara, CA.

About the Company: Ericsson is a world-leading provider of telecommunications equipment & services to mobile & fixed network operators. Over 1,000 networks in more than 180 countries use Ericsson equipment, & more than 40 percent of the world's mobile traffic passes through Ericsson networks.

About the Location: Santa Clara, CA is ranked #97 on the best places to live list due to its excellent health-care and educational systems, a diverse collection of housing, and lots of amenities. Santa Clara has been on the Top 100 Best Places to Live list for three straight years. An average of 300 days of sunshine each year gives residents plenty of opportunity to enjoy recreational facilities, parks, and historical architecture.

To learn more about the positions Orion is hiring for at Ericsson click here.

If you’re interested in living in one of the top cities in the U.S. and interested in working for our featured employers, check out our current opportunities with Orion or contact us for more information!

You can also connect with an Orion recruiter in your area that can help you in your career transition!

The best places to live list is based on research on more than 2,000 cities, so every city on this list is in the top 5 percent of livable communities in the U.S. Check out more at

Exclusive Opportunities for Orion’s Transitioning and Former NCOs and Enlisted Technicians

Each of these companies are specifically seeking Military Professionals and Veterans for open career opportunities. Click on the logo to learn more about each company and positions for which we are currently hiring.

  • Google Projects through Adecco

    Upcoming Interviews:
    April 7th - Atlanta, GA
    April 7th - Los Angeles, CA
    April 14th - New York City, NY
    April 14th - Mountain View, CA
    April 21st - Austin, TX
    April 28th - Washington, DC

To learn more about these careers and see even more opportunities, please visit our Featured Jobs page.

According to Your Peers


"I was an Aviation Machinist Mate 1st Class (E6). My time in the U.S. Navy made me a better mechanic and provided me with the tools needed to become analytical, troubleshoot effectively and taught me leadership skills second to none. 

This helped me in my current career as a Line Mechanic at Unilever in Cicero, Illinois. Unlike Orion’s competitors, Orion was very consistent and worked very hard to help me get in front of potential employers. In a very short period of time I talked to 7 potential employers and went on to 4 second interviews. In the end I had to choose between two, but I was glad to have that problem. "-Orlando Pantoja, Line Mechanic

"The industry I’m entering is data and technology oriented but I’m still on the engineering side. My military background definitely provided me with the correct skills for success. Orion went above the call of duty by providing me with advice and guidance for all the positions and companies I was considering on both the East and West coasts. The position I now hold is a Site Engineer at a data center with Equinix. Orion met all of my needs! I am beyond happy with my new career! Orion stands along at the top of its competitors." -Casey Cline, Site Engineer

"I was an Air Force Crew Chief E-5, I am now an Associate Technician at Colonial Pipeline. Both jobs involve working with my hands and hydraulics. There is no comparison to Orion, Orion knocks their competitors out of the park!"-Jason Kepner, Associate Technician

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

Military Professionals Webinar Series

NEW WEBINAR! Interview Preparation Webinar

This webinar is designed to teach you the basics of interview preparation as well as the following:

  • The interview mistakes commonly made by transitioning service members and how to avoid them.
  • Proper interview etiquette and courtesies.
  • How to formulate answers to dreaded interview questions such as "What is your greatest weakness?" and "Tell me about a time that you failed."
  • How to ask meaningful questions and effectively close an interview.
  • Best practices for how to follow-up after an interview.
  • And much more!

LinkedIn for Military Professionals

How to Leverage Recruiters in Your Job Search

Negotiating Your Salary for Military Professionals

Using Social Media in Your Job Search

Upcoming Hiring Conferences

Military Job Seekers

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 managers 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!

South Central

Denver, CO April 7-8

Dallas, TX April 7-8

Houston, TX April 10-11

Dallas, TX May 15-16


San Diego, CA April 10-11 

Seattle, WA May 12-13


Chicago, IL April 10-11

Detroit, MI May 22-23


Raleigh, NC April 11-12

Atlanta, GA May 16-17


Hampton, VA April 17-18 (Midwest Opportunities) 

Norfolk, VA May 22-23 

Career Transition Planning and 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.

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

Did you know that Orion candidates have earned $9,800 in referral bonuses in 2016?

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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