. Military-Civilian: Hot Jobs, Events, and Helpful Information for Veterans Seeking Civilian Careers: December 2010

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Any chance you could submit my resume directly to the client. I don't have
enough access to the internet at my current location in Kalsu Iraq other
than checking emails.
CSMI has a position for Business Development Director, and as you know from
my resume I was a Director of Business Development for an international
company. They require someone that can respond to RFP from the client (DoD)
and represent the company at Trade Shows. All things I have done in the past
and am very proficient at.

Dean Davidson

Wednesday, December 22, 2010


Founded in 1911, StandardAero is one of the largest independent MRO and aviation service businesses in the world, providing comprehensive services to commercial, military, business aviation, helicopters and industrial operators. Over 300 years of collective experience brings customers unique knowledge and expertise in solving maintenance challenges.

The company has over 3,700 employees working out of facilities strategically located in the U.S., Canada, Europe, Asia and Australia and serving customers from over 80 different countries.

StandardAero is in search of a Senior Special Process Engineering Manager to provide support and technical assistance in the development and implementation of robust solutions that enhance product quality, production processes and process failure root cause/corrective action.  This individual will lead process improvement activity consistent with business unit strategies and goals in areas including cost reduction, process improvements, equipment utilization, quality, cycle times and repair development.

  • Production Support
  • Provides day-to-day production support to assigned processes.
  • Assists with the creation of process documentation to manage the flow of materiel throughout the process.
  • Leads other engineers and technicians in the achievement of these goals. Provides process-related training to support and production personnel.
  • Provides assistance and support for global engineering and R&D objectives and projects, including occasional work at other SA site locations.
 Process Control and Improvement
  • Demonstrated familiarity with thermal spray, heat treatment, painting and coating applications as they apply to metallic and composite engine components.
  • Specific expertise in production HVOF, APS, Combustion and Wire thermal spray equipment. Knowledge of aerospace part cleaning and NDI (e.g., FPI, X-ray, Ultrasonic) processes highly desirable. Familiarity with aerospace composite fabrication processes also desirable.
  • Investigation into and permanent corrective action of problems and deficiencies relating to equipment and processes to reduce variation and improve reliability.
  • Conception, design, implementation, and validation of new repair and/or new production processes to meet OEM specification and improve quality.
  • Solid project management and problem solving skills with proven ability to perform well under tight deadlines and drive desired results.
  • Analyzes, develops and recommends methods to meet production requirements, improve economy and quality, and reduce turn-around-times for products and/or processes with supporting cost analysis.
  • Establishes, analyzes, and acts upon measures of performance related to processes.
  • Must possess reasoning ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions based on statistical analysis.
  • Coordinates and interacts with outside resources including contractors, equipment vendors, and supply vendors for process support, improvement, or repair development.
  • Provides support, technical expertise and experience to the Design Approval Organization (DAO) necessary to make airworthiness engineering decisions.
  • Remains current with state-of the-art technologies and processes.
 Technical Requirements
  • University degree in metallurgy, mechanical or chemical engineering.
  • Minimum 5 years in aerospace manufacturing and have worked on a gas turbine engine.
  • Thorough knowledge of aerospace materials and processes.
  • Strong planning, organizational, analytical, leadership, interpersonal, decision making, oral and written communication skills. Demonstrated formal or informal management of other salary and hourly technical personnel.
  • Strong project management skills.
  • In jurisdictions governed by a regulatory body or with an association that is governed by local legal requirements, registration is required.
Please email: Larry.Blanchard@standardaero.com and send a copy of your resume, along with a cover letter stating the position you are interested in.

StandardAero is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Northwestern Mutual

Northwestern Mutual has been in business for over 150 years.  Fun Facts about NMFN:

    * Has always held AAA ratings from all the major rating agencies.

    * Ranked one of the TOP 50 “WORLDS MOST ADMIRED” Companies for over 25 years Forbes.

    * Named one of the best places to launch a career by Business Week.

    * Top 10 internship in the country for the last 14 years.

 FINANCIAL REPRESENTATIVE CAREER OPPORTUNITIES – New York, Manhattan, Connecticut, Long Island and New Jersey

There is a growing need for expertise in the financial industry and Northwestern Mutual is in an excellent position to meet that need.  We have developed our reputation over the past 150 years, initially as a life insurance company and more recently as a full service financial security organization.  Ours is not a transaction-oriented world but rather a client- centered environment.  People are often surprised to learn that, in addition to having more than $1 trillion of life insurance in force, Northwestern Mutual and its subsidiaries and affiliates have approximately $2 trillion in assets under advisement. With that being said we are currently looking to hire high-quality people to join us as financial representatives. The right individual will find this career rewarding, challenging, and exciting. She/he should be intelligent, personal ambitious and have a desire to help others.

Email: amanda.krassner@nmfn.com

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Deadline for Retroactive Stop Loss Special Pay Extended

The Department of Defense announced today that the deadline for eligible service members, veterans and their beneficiaries to apply for Retroactive Stop Loss Special Pay (RSLSP) has been extended to Dec. 18.  The last deadline was Dec. 3.

To apply, or for more information on RSLSP, including submission requirements and service-specific links, go to http://www.defense.gov/stoploss.

The deadline extension is included in the continuing resolution signed by President Obama on Dec. 4, providing funding for federal government operations through Dec. 18.

RSLSP was established to compensate military members whose service was involuntarily extended under Stop Loss between Sept. 11, 2001, and Sept. 30, 2009.  Eligible members or their beneficiaries are required to submit a claim to their respective military service in order to receive the
benefit of $500 for each full or partial month served in a Stop Loss status. 

When RSLSP began on Oct. 21, 2009, the services estimated 145,000 service members, veterans and beneficiaries were eligible.  Because the majority of those eligible had separated from the military, the services have engaged in extensive and persistent outreach efforts throughout the year.  Efforts including direct mail, engaging military and veteran service organizations, social networks and media outlets, will continue throughout the period of eligibility.

U.S. Department of Defense

Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense (Public Affairs)

On the Web: http://www.defense.gov/releases/

Friday, December 3, 2010

Operation Welcome Home is a state initiative operating in California.

Operation Welcome Home helps California veterans successfully re-enter civilian life by connecting them to the employment, education, housing, health, and other benefits and services they have earned.
Operation Welcome Home, a first in the nation, is a collaborative program that aggressively seeks out recently-returned veterans, assesses their needs, and connects them with the federal, state, county, and community-based organizations that provide services to address those needs.
Veterans can request Operation Welcome Home assistance online or by mail.
Two to three business days later, a trained referral specialist, who is a veteran them self, contacts the individual to begin providing information and assistance. Operation Welcome Home then contacts that veteran four more times during their first year after separating from service. The goal is to help ensure each veteran is getting the services needed and is successfully moving forward in civilian life.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Marine Corps Recruit Depot/Western Region

CAREER and Education FAIR
Personal & Professional Development Division (PPDD) (formerly known as Marine Family Services) is hosting our upcoming Career and Education Fair at the Marine Corps Recruit Depot (MCRD), San Diego.
The event is scheduled of Wednesday, 9 February 2011, from 10: 00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

The Fair will held in the Field House Gym.

Contact: Mina Threat
Phone: (619) 524-0036
Email: mina.threat@usmc.mil