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Saturday, March 17, 2018

Quality Control Specialist Secret Clearance for O’Fallon, IL

Data Systems Analysts, Inc. has an opening for a  Quality Control Specialist – position in O’Fallon, IL 62269.

This is a full time position in O'Fallon, IL. Responsible for evaluating GDSS software/applications and associated documentation. Participates in formal and informal reviews to determine software development quality. Participates in the development of software quality assurance (SQA) plans, examines and evaluates the SQA process and recommends enhancements and modifications, and develops software development and process workflow quality standards. Responsible for QA tasks related to software quality assurance, testing, and reporting; organizing and participating in monthly Quality Control Program Plan meetings; producing QA reports tracking program issues and concerns reviewing program documentation to ensure quality standards; and perform Root Cause Analyses working with developers, functional and testers to investigate the source of issues and report same.  Candidate will review all deliverable material before delivery to the customer to ensure all workflow processes at all levels were followed and that material meets accuracy specifications.  Candidate will assist with the development and maintenance of GDSS application Test Design Specifications and Test Cases; create and execute manual and automated test scripts as required; record and track discrepancies; perform informal and formal testing activities including functional and regression testing as necessary; and create and update test design documentation.

Minimum knowledge, skill and abilities:
•Knowledge of software requirements development and systems analysis and design.
•Knowledge of the SDLC and QA life cycle
•Capable of writing and modifying test plans
•Capable of developing and/or translating use cases into a test or QC framework
•Knowledge of project management techniques
•Experience working with Use Cases
•Experience working processes at the strategic, enterprise and/or system level.
•Microsoft Office and process modeling skills.
•Knowledge of database uses and design desired

Education and Certification:
•Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Engineering, Business, or other discipline related to software engineering. (With four (4) years of general experience of which at least two (2) years must be specialized experience, a degree is not required. Specialized experience may include: facilitation, training, methodology development and evaluation, testing, business process improvement, business management techniques, or information system development methods.)

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Quality Control Specialist Secret Clearance

Service Desk Support Representative for Fort Rucker Alabama

Service Desk Support Representative at Fort Rucker Alabama. 
DSA Inc. is seeking a qualified Graduate Training Information Management System (GTIMS) / Aviation Resource Training System (ARTS) Service Desk Support Representative at Ft Rucker, AL. The selected candidate will join DSA's GTIMS Enterprise Service Desk (ESD) team supporting users of the  United States Army Aviation Center of Excellence (USAACE).

Position may require weekend and nighttime hours (<10% time). This is a temporary position.

Customer Support:  Provide troubleshooting support for GTIMS/ARTS functions at the user level. Track and respond to user issues with both functional and common service applications, scheduling functions, and provide information for the effective use of GTIMS/ARTS capabilities. Provide training to new users as well as training that introduces new upgrades, functions, and releases.

Technical Requirements:  Ability to test and troubleshoot new software version. Assist with loading and configuring GTIMS/ARTS client application on user workstations. Assist in deploying software releases, upgrades and patches.

Required Skills:
•Skills as an Aviation Resource manager or Military Aircrew within an Army Major Commands (MAJCOM) or similar position held in equivalent services e.g. US Air Force, Marines, Navy
•Excellent Customer Interaction Skills
•Functional testing of new GTIMS/ARTS software releases
•Subtask 1. Technical support personnel shall manage and troubleshoot interfaces between GTIMS/ARTS and other information systems.   Technical support personnel shall assist with product support functions, provide direct assistance to users and conduct training for USAACE functional staff.  Maintain expert-level knowledge of GTIMS/ARTS in order to assist users. Perform service desk duties by providing training, phone support, and in-person support to GTIMS/ARTS users.  Write and update site GTIMS/ARTS user manuals, procedures guides, and troubleshooting checklists. Analyze and troubleshoot user and system problems. Conduct what-if analyses utilizing ARTS.
•Subtask 2.  They shall provide technical and operational support on functional applications, common services applications, GTIMS/ARTS hardware, software, and network problems, GTIMS/ARTS technical refresh, and GTIMS/ARTS related network issues.  Technical support personnel shall perform GTIMS/ARTS compatibility testing with the Standard Desktop Configuration and DoD Server Core Configuration (SDC-DSCC). 
•Subtask 3.  Technical support personnel shall perform GTIMS/ARTS Software Testing and system configuration testing in preparation of new software releases (beta testing).

Desired Skills:
•Help desk or service desk experience
•GTIMS/ARTS or JPATS/TIMS experience

Education and Certification:
•Required: Security+ or obtain within 6 months of hire.
•Desired: Bachelor degree in Information Technology or related field
•Desired:  minimum 6 years Aircrew Operations or Aviation Resource experience

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Service Desk Support Representative

Diesel Mechanic for Rochester, MN - Relocation Available!

Diesel Mechanic - $2500 Sign on Bonus - Relocation Available!
Req. No – 17018781
Openings – 1
Street Address - 6670 11th Avenue SW, Rochester, MN 55902
Job Category - Technician/Mechanic
Schedule - full time

Waste Management (WM), a Fortune 250 company, is the leading provider of comprehensive waste and environmental services in North America. We are strongly committed to a foundation of operating excellence, professionalism and financial strength. WM serves nearly 25 million customers in residential, commercial, industrial and municipal markets throughout North America through a network of collection operations, transfer stations, landfills, recycling facilities and waste-based energy production projects.
Tired of just doing preventative maintenance or working only on engines? Are you ready to take the next step and work on equipment that requires a high level of skill - hydraulics, electrical, diagnostics - using modern maintenance practices and technologies? Are you looking for that right opportunity which will allow you to use and be rewarded for your skills and ability, and provide opportunity for growth? Our Mechanics are trained to provide superior maintenance on both diesel equipment and, at some locations, on our growing fleet of CNG trucks. We care about our Mechanic’s safety and show it by demanding solid safety practices of all our Mechanics and managers. Pride, safety, training, growth, opportunity, great benefits, rewards – check us out, we may be the company for you.

We Offer
Competitive Pay
Industry Leading health Insurance
Paid Time Off
Employee Stock Purchase Program
Education savings plan
Employee Discount programs

I. Job Summary
Under general supervision, performs preventive maintenance services and inspects, diagnoses and repairs vehicles and equipment.

II. Essential Duties and Responsibilities
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Other minor duties may be assigned.
•Works under limited supervision and selects from written instructions and established procedures to accomplish assigned tasks.
•Performs repairs and assigned preventive maintenance services.
•Performs inspection, diagnosis and repair of electrical, hydraulic, suspension, brake and air systems on vehicles and equipment.
•Utilizes vehicle computer electronics systems to interpret failure modes to initiate or assign repairs.
•Estimates time and material costs on vehicle repairs and requisitions new parts.
•Performs all work within Standard Repair Times (SRTs).
•Performs service calls for emergency breakdowns.
•Conducts safety checks on vehicles.
•Completes required paperwork utilizing fleet maintenance software program associated with repairing vehicles, documenting parts usage, and accounting for repair times.
•Assists senior Mechanics in the completion of project work.
•Reviews, completes or assigns repairs identified on Driver Vehicle Inspection Reports.
•Maintains a clean, safe work area in compliance with Corporate / OSHA Standards, and performs all work in accordance with established safety procedures.

III. Supervisory Responsibilities
This job has no supervisory duties.

IV. Qualifications
The requirements listed below are representative of the qualifications necessary to perform the job.

A. Education and Experience
•Education: Not required.
•Experience: Two year(s) of relevant work experience.

B. Certificates, Licenses, Registrations or Other Requirements
•Valid driver’s license and must have a clean driving record.
•Must be at least 18 years of age.
•If a CDL is a requirement for a specific posting, an applicant must be 21 years of age.
•Legally eligible to work in the United States.
•Ability to perform physical requirements of the position with or without reasonable accommodations.
•Successfully complete pre-employment drug screen, physical, and background check, which will include previous employment check, criminal history and motor vehicle record review.  None required.

C. Other Knowledge, Skills or Abilities Required
•None required.

V. Work Environment
Listed below are key points regarding environmental demands and work environment of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.
•Required to use motor coordination with finger dexterity (such as keyboarding, machine operation, etc) most of the work day;
•Required to exert physical effort in handling objects less than __ pounds most of the work day;
•Required to be exposed to physical occupational risks (such as cuts, burns, exposure to toxic chemicals, etc) often;
•Required to be exposed to physical environment which involves dirt, odors, noise, weather extremes or similar elements often;
Normal setting for this job is: repair/maintenance shop.

At Waste Management, each eligible employee receives a competitive total compensation package including Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance and Short Term Disability. As well as a Stock Purchase Plan, Company match on 401K, and more! Our employees also receive Paid Vacation, Holidays, and Personal Days. Please note that benefits may vary by site.

Please apply now on the site below, or call 877.220.5627, to speak with a Waste Management recruiter today! Text “WASTE” to 51893 to Learn More!


Equal Opportunity Employer Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran

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Diesel Mechanic Relocation Available!

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Thursday, March 15, 2018

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Veterans to Entrepreneurs: How to Find Post-Service Success

Veterans to Entrepreneurs: How to Find Post-Service Success

Entrepreneurship has a long-standing popularity with military veterans: Nearly 50 percent of World War II veterans went on to own their own businesses, and 40 percent of Korean War veterans followed suit. While veterans today are still drawn to entrepreneurship, they’re starting businesses as a startlingly low rate: Only 4.5 percent of post-9/11 veterans own their own business. While the drop certainly isn’t unique to veterans — entrepreneurship in the US has plummeted since the 2008 financial crisis — vets in particular have been hit hard by the drop in small business creation. While military veterans make up 7.3 percent of the US population, as of 2014, they were creating only 5.6 percent of all new businesses.

Why the decline in veteran entrepreneurship? With the growing awareness of veterans’ health issues faced by combat veterans, such as PTSD and addiction, some industries may be hesitant to invest in people coming out of military service. Even though veterans are industrious, creative, and motivated employees, mental health stigma can negatively affect their employment prospects.

Moreover, while older veterans could gain skills in an industry and go on to open their own brick-and-mortar business, today’s veterans face stiff competition from mega-corporations that can more readily access financing and cover overhead and regulatory expenses. But that doesn’t mean that entrepreneurship isn’t still a wonderful option for modern veterans — it just means that starting a small business requires more creativity and innovation than it did in the past.

Military veterans do have significant benefits on their side:
       70 percent of US citizens say they’re more likely to patronize a veteran-owned business than a business not owned by a veteran, a fact that veterans seeking to attract clientele to their emerging business can use to their advantage.
       Veterans receive preferential treatment for government contracts if they register as a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business or a Veteran-Owned Small Business through the Vets First Verification Program.
       Vets can access expedited small business loans with reduced guaranty fees through the Small Business Administration’s Express Loan Program.
       There are countless entrepreneurial training and career-specific training programs designed just for veterans.
       Many franchises discount franchise fees for US military veterans.
       Veterans have the discipline and leadership skills necessary to thrive in the competitive small business market.

So how can veterans start a small business that can weather the challenging entrepreneurial economy?
       Make the most of available resources. Enroll in training programs designed for veterans like the Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans with Disabilities, connect with other veteran business owners in your community, and get involved in online networks like the National Marine Corps Business Network on LinkedIn.
       Think carefully about what sort of business you’d like to start. Consulting work is a good route if you’re looking to obtain government contracts. You can also take advantage of the ever-expanding digital economy and start a business selling goods or services online, or find an opportunity to get outside, work with your hands, and boost your mental health. Research your market and ensure there’s a need for the good or service you hope to provide.
       Take advantage of the GI Bill. You can apply your GI Bill benefits to college courses or on-the-job training to prepare yourself for a new career.
       Don’t forget free online learning opportunities. Ongoing professional development is crucial for a long-lived business, but formal education can be costly. Make use of online courses through sites like Coursera, Khan Academy, and edX.
       Develop a marketing strategy. No matter how good your business idea, you won’t succeed unless you can draw in customers. Engage potential clients online and in person, and showcase to your veteran status as a reason why customers should choose you over a competitor.

There’s no denying that finding a new career after the military can be difficult. Veterans face obstacles in the form of mental health stigma, lack of university-based higher education, and disabilities that affect daily living. But that doesn’t mean that veterans can’t be successful entrepreneurs — in fact, their ability to conquer obstacles and move forward at all costs makes veterans especially well-suited to a career in self-employment.

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Monday, March 12, 2018

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Join us and enjoy free food and drinks while discovering why a career in Big Data is one of the hottest jobs of today

Join us and enjoy free food and drinks while discovering why a career in Big Data is one of the hottest jobs of today. Learn how you can unlock doors to a six-figure career with an Associate degree and how Sollers can help you prepare for this career.
Successful candidates are guaranteed a 3-month paid internship and a job interview with one of the largest information technology companies in the world. You'll also hear from alumni about what to expect, how to excel, and what happens after you attend the Sollers Big Data program.
This event is open even to friends and families of any Associate degree holder with preferably a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) focus.
March 14th 3:00 - 8:00 pm Register, mingle with guests, eat, drink, network with Sollers faculty, staff, and alumni, take a campus tour, and get all your questions answered.
Email pearln@sollers.edu or Call 848-260-8887 for details or clarifications.

Your Role:
We have an immediate need for 20 skilled JAVA developers who are looking to enter or further their career in the Big Data industry.
Selected candidates are required to commit to 8-weeks of mandatory paid training. Then upon completion, candidates will proceed to onsite
projects with our industry partner leading to a full time employment opportunity in which standard compensation ranges between $60,000
to $70,000 a year.

• Required: Associate/Bachelor’s/Master’s Graduates in STEM with Basic JAVA background.
• Required: Green Card Holder or US Citizen.
• Preferred: Some HADOOP/Hive/HBase background.
Please send your resumes to the link below if you fit all the requirements necessary for this position and we will get back to you shortly.

Please Call Pearl with any questions 848-260-8887

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Join us and enjoy free food and drinks while discovering why a career in Big Data is one of the hottest jobs of today