Last week, Task & Purpose shared with you five great job training opportunities with Hirepurpose companies around the country. This week, we’re focusing on jobs for transitioning service members and veterans who have electronics experience, including avionics technicians, avionic and armament repairers, nuke and conventional electronics technicians, COMSEC repairers, and more.
This Intel job is a great opportunity for veterans with a background in electronics or digital circuitry, experience with end-user computer skills and navigation, and electronic systems troubleshooting and maintenance. Named one of the best employees for veterans in 2014, Intel is a great company for any service member starting a civilian career.
Cummins is looking for veterans who are creative and innovative problem solvers with a background in electronics. This hourly position is full time and requires applicants to independently build and debug new analog and digital circuit designs, troubleshoot and perform tests on circuit design, and have a department of labor certification or four years of comparable experience or training.
General Electric has a well-known reputation for being military friendly, and it has more than 2,300 job openings active right now on the Hirepurpose website. Specifically, in this machinery maintenance tech position, you will ensure that production equipment is functioning in a safe and effective manner while moving toward the goal of "no unplanned downtime."
R.R. Donnelly, a leading communications firm, is looking for an applicant to join their team in Arlington, Texas. The right applicant will modify, repair, maintain, troubleshoot, test, and load new and existing electrical lines, circuits, systems, and associated fixtures, controls, and equipment.
Johnson Controls, a global technology and industrial leader in more than 150 countries, is offering a great technician opportunity on Whiteman Air Force Base. In this role, you’ll work with a controls technician mentor to perform preventive maintenance, repair, and general servicing of electronic control systems across the base. You’ll also have opportunities to receive more training classes within the field.
For more information about any of these opportunities, go to hirepurpose.com.
Islamic state members walk in the last besieged neighborhood in the village of Baghouz, Deir Al Zor province, Syria February 18, 2019. (Reuters/Rodi Said)
NEAR BAGHOUZ, Syria (Reuters) - The Islamic State appeared closer to defeat in its last enclave in eastern Syria on Wednesday, as a civilian convoy left the besieged area where U.S.-backed forces estimate a few hundred jihadists are still holed up.
U.S. Air Force Airmen assigned to the 317th Airlift Wing walk to waiting family members and friends after stepping off of a C-130J Super Hercules at Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, Sept. 17, 2018 (U.S. Air Force/Airman 1st Class Mercedes Porter)
The U.S. Air Force has issued new guidelines for active-duty, reserve and National Guard airmen who are considered non-deployable, and officials will immediately begin flagging those who have been unable to deploy for 12 consecutive months for separation consideration.
A small unmanned aerial vehicle built by service academy cadets is shown here flying above ground. This type of small UAV was used by cadets and midshipmen from the U.S. Air Force Academy, the U.S. Military Academy and the U.S. Naval Academy, during a Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency-sponsored competition at Camp Roberts, California, April 23-25, 2017. During the competition, cadets and midshipmen controlled small UAVs in "swarm" formations to guard territory on the ground at Camp Roberts. (U.S. Air Force photo)
Drones have been used in conflicts across the globe and will play an even more important role in the future of warfare. But, the future of drones in combat will be different than what we have seen before.
The U.S. military can set itself apart from others by embracing autonomous drone warfare through swarming — attacking an enemy from multiple directions through dispersed and pulsing attacks. There is already work being done in this area: The U.S. military tested its own drone swarm in 2017, and the UK announced this week it would fund research into drone swarms that could potentially overwhelm enemy air defenses.
I propose we look to the amoeba, a single-celled organism, as a model for autonomous drones in swarm warfare. If we were to use the amoeba as this model, then we could mimic how the organism propels itself by changing the structure of its body with the purpose of swarming and destroying an enemy.