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Many energy companies have a high demand for those who possess the experience and technical skill to work with the processes and people that make their industries tick. Due to the nature of defense, many veterans have a familiarity with how energy is created, managed, and distributed and will find their skills transferable into exciting and lucrative positions in the private sector.
These six Hirepurpose partners are currently looking for veterans of all ranks to fill positions that focus on chemical handling, sales, administration, accounting, and maintenance planning and electrical work.
BP, one of the world’s leading gas and oil companies, is looking for an skilled accounts receivable specialist in the Chicago area. BP employs over 80,000 individuals around the world and has a demonstrated commitment to recruiting former members of the military community. Veterans and their family members who know their way around numbers or who have served in military occupational specialties such as finance management technician, financial management officer, acquisition manager, or financial management resource analyst will find their skills transferrable here. The ideal candidate for this job will have a familiarity with balance sheets and advanced knowledge of excel and enterprise resource planning software.
This opening with Hexion, a leading producer of speciality chemicals, is a great opportunity for military vets who have experience in the areas of environmental safety and chemical handling. Hexion is known for its military-friendly culture and operates a robust veterans recruiting program. The ability to follow strict procedures, analyze processes, and lead teams is also required, making veterans ideal for this role. If you spent your time in the military as a hazardous material noncommissioned officer, gas turbines systems technician, chemical operations specialist or something similar then you should definitely check this job out.
Transitioning service members who have maintenance skills and training would be well-matched to this position with Exelon, one of America’s top providers of competitive energy. As part of the Veteran’s Job Mission, Exelon is dedicated to hiring those who have served in the armed forces. Those veterans who understand production plant work processes and who have the ability to assess work plans to provide recommendations to both their teams and to senior management will feel right at home in this position. A commitment to safety, efficiency, diversity and a familiarity with computer systems is required for this job.
Veterans who worked as aviation electricians, electronics technicians, gas turbine technicians or in similar occupational specialities would be good candidates for this exciting opportunity with Air Products. Air Products has been dedicated to hiring former members of the military services for over 40 years and truly values the skills that veterans bring to their team. Experience with fabrication, wiring, hookup ,and high-voltage switching equipment is required to be successful in this role. An individual commitment to safety and lifelong learning is highly desired.
Black and Veatch, a global engineering, consulting, procurement, and construction company, is looking for a project support assistant to join its administrative team. Ranked as the number one company by the Engineering News-Record, Black and Veatch places an emphasis on hiring reservists, former military members, and their families through their partnerships with a variety of veterans employment organizations and initiatives. Applicants with organizational skills, above-average computer proficiency and acutely developed communication abilities will rise to the top of the pool here.
A field specialist is currently needed to fill this sales position with NRG Home Solar, a rapidly expanding solar energy company with over 10,000 employees across the country. NRG actively recruits veterans for their adaptability, dependability, and dedication. This job would be a good fit for transitioning military members who worked in customer-facing roles such as recruiting, protocol, administration, or public relations. The field specialist requires an outgoing individual who can interact with a diverse customer base, generate leads, and maintain relationships for the purpose of providing great service and maximizing revenue for the company.
The admiral in charge of Navy special operators will decide whether to revoke the tridents for Eddie Gallagher and other SEALs involved in the Navy's failed attempt to prosecute Gallagher for murder, a defense official said Tuesday.
The New York Times' David Philipps first reported on Tuesday that the Navy could revoke the SEAL tridents for Gallagher as well as his former platoon commander Lt. Jacob Portier and two other SEALs: Lt. Cmdr. Robert Breisch and Lt. Thomas MacNeil.
The four SEALs will soon receive a letter that they have to appear before a board that will consider whether their tridents should be revoked, a defense official told Task & Purpose on condition of anonymity.
‘It’s Lt. Col. Vindman’ — Active-duty witness in Trump impeachment inquiry sharply corrects congressman
Army Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman made sure to take the time to correct a Congressman on Tuesday while testifying before Congress, requesting that he be addressed by his officer rank and not "Mr."
'What happens after that is out of their control' — Former military leaders and lawyers react to Trump's war crimes pardons
On Friday, President Donald Trump intervened in the cases of three U.S. service members accused of war crimes, granting pardons to two Army soldiers accused of murder in Afghanistan and restoring the rank of a Navy SEAL found guilty of wrongdoing in Iraq.
While the statements coming out of the Pentagon regarding Trump's actions have been understandably measured, comments from former military leaders and other knowledgable veterans help paint a picture as to why the president's Friday actions are so controversial.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. aircraft carrier strike group Abraham Lincoln sailed through the vital Strait of Hormuz on Tuesday, U.S. officials told Reuters, amid simmering tensions between Iran and the United States.
Tensions in the Gulf have risen since attacks on oil tankers this summer, including off the coast of the United Arab Emirates, and a major assault on energy facilities in Saudi Arabia. Washington has blamed Iran, which has denied being behind the attacks on global energy infrastructure.
Iran continues to support the Taliban to counter U.S. influence in Afghanistan, a recent Defense Intelligence Agency report on Iran's military power says.
Iran's other goals in Afghanistan include combating ISIS-Khorasan and increasing its influence in any government that is formed as part of a political reconciliation of the warring sides, according to the report, which the Pentagon released on Tuesday.