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hogginbama

Job Opportunities
« on: October 18, 2019, 02:32:04 pm »

Not sure how the mods will take this, but gotta help my brothers & sisters out when I can. I am currently working as a contract recruiter for a company out of North Alabama. We do all kinds of work for General Dynamics Mission Systems and Land Systems, Boeing, Lockheed Martin and United Launch Alliance. I am currently working at least 7 job fill requests looking for Abrams and Stryker Mechanics. The total number of openings across the board is pushing the 60 mark.

If any of you guys are former mechanics with experience on Strykers or Abrams, have an interest in working at Fort Hood, Fort Lewis, Fort Riley, or Benning....shoot me your resume and we can discuss. if you have any buddies that might be interested, share with them as well.

Contact information is:

Bob Jones
Technical/Engineering Recruiter
Moseley Technical Services
bob@moseleytechnical.com
(256) 880-0446 ext 317
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Re: Job Opportunities
« Reply #1 on: October 21, 2019, 04:37:56 pm »

Not sure how the mods will take this, but gotta help my brothers & sisters out when I can. I am currently working as a contract recruiter for a company out of North Alabama. We do all kinds of work for General Dynamics Mission Systems and Land Systems, Boeing, Lockheed Martin and United Launch Alliance. I am currently working at least 7 job fill requests looking for Abrams and Stryker Mechanics. The total number of openings across the board is pushing the 60 mark.

If any of you guys are former mechanics with experience on Strykers or Abrams, have an interest in working at Fort Hood, Fort Lewis, Fort Riley, or Benning....shoot me your resume and we can discuss. if you have any buddies that might be interested, share with them as well.

Contact information is:

Bob Jones
Technical/Engineering Recruiter
Moseley Technical Services
bob@moseleytechnical.com
(256) 880-0446 ext 317

I’m a Bradley Master Gunner
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Re: Job Opportunities
« Reply #2 on: October 23, 2019, 01:45:19 pm »

I’m a Bradley Master Gunner

Sounds like you have a nice gig down at Polk already. Not looking to leave it are you. The Master Gunner tag gives those guys at General Dynamics woodies. regardless of vehicle.
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Re: Job Opportunities
« Reply #3 on: November 01, 2019, 06:14:21 pm »

Sounds like you have a nice gig down at Polk already. Not looking to leave it are you. The Master Gunner tag gives those guys at General Dynamics woodies. regardless of vehicle.

If their woodies are worth 6-digits, gimme a holler.
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Re: Job Opportunities
« Reply #4 on: November 01, 2019, 07:02:32 pm »

Sounds like you have a nice gig down at Polk already. Not looking to leave it are you. The Master Gunner tag gives those guys at General Dynamics woodies. regardless of vehicle.


Would an Apache MG be lucrative to these positions?
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Re: Job Opportunities
« Reply #5 on: November 05, 2019, 02:52:36 pm »

Would an Apache MG be lucrative to these positions?

Sounds like you are trying to convince me that you wanna move from the air to the ground....highly unlikely. But we do get some off the wall opportunities from time to time. I have pasted a job description of a position I filled a couple of weeks ago down in Texas.

Combat Aircraft Training Specialist
 (U.S. Citizenship Required*)
Universal City, TX
2019-9627

Responsibilities:
•   This is a non-flying position.
•   Highly experience UH-1N Special Mission Aviator (SMA) Subject Matter Expert with nuclear mission experience preferred to lead the SMA training development for the new MH-139.
•   The Pilot SME will lead the development of the Front End Analysis that will be used as the basis to develop the training for the Flight Training Unit.
•   The SMA SME will monitor training project budgets and schedules.
•   Determine customer requirements and develop training courses and materials to satisfy requirements.
•   Teach developed courses using a variety of media and training devices.
•   Assess participant learning and adjusts presentation to ensure successful understanding by all students.
•   Mentor and coordinate work assignments for other instructors/team members.
•   Work under consultative direction.
 

Qualifications:
•   Ability to obtain a Secret Security Clearance is required at time of hire.
*U.S. Citizenship is required by law, regulation, executive order, or government contract.
 
Education and Experience:
•   Education/experience typically acquired through advanced education (e.g. Bachelor) and typically 15 + years of related work experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience (e.g. Master+13 years' related work experience, 19 years' related work experience, etc.).

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hogginbama

Re: Job Opportunities
« Reply #6 on: November 05, 2019, 02:53:30 pm »

If their woodies are worth 6-digits, gimme a holler.

I only wish the folks at GDLS would value their Stryker and Abrams guys at the 6-digit figure.
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Re: Job Opportunities
« Reply #7 on: November 08, 2019, 05:42:18 am »

I only wish the folks at GDLS would value their Stryker and Abrams guys at the 6-digit figure.

What are their woodies worth annually do you think?
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Re: Job Opportunities
« Reply #8 on: November 09, 2019, 04:46:27 pm »

What are their woodies worth annually do you think?

Right now base pay at Hood is pushing $55K, Fort Lewis slightly better with base pushing $60k. Massive over time is available and then the travel pay for the retro-fit guys. Retro-fit teams are on the road roughly 7 months of the year so a lot of per diem is made.
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Re: Job Opportunities
« Reply #9 on: December 22, 2019, 11:22:53 am »

Chief,
If you don’t mind Saudi Arabia. Vinnell ArabiaThey are always in the market for Apache pilots.   Pay around 150K or so for aviators if I’m not mistaken.   It’s a nice gig.  Safe, nice expat compound.  Out of Riyadh. 
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Re: Job Opportunities
« Reply #10 on: December 22, 2019, 02:42:27 pm »

Chief,
If you don’t mind Saudi Arabia. Vinnell ArabiaThey are always in the market for Apache pilots.   Pay around 150K or so for aviators if I’m not mistaken.   It’s a nice gig.  Safe, nice expat compound.  Out of Riyadh. 

I'm trying not to fly with Saudis anymore. I've flown with enough of them at Rucker to know that $150k isn't enough to offset the risk and pain of having to live in Saudi.

Thanks for looking out, though.
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Re: Job Opportunities
« Reply #11 on: December 23, 2019, 02:44:35 pm »

I'm trying not to fly with Saudis anymore. I've flown with enough of them at Rucker to know that $150k isn't enough to offset the risk and pain of having to live in Saudi.

Thanks for looking out, though.

Vinnell Arabia is a horrible company.

I was hired by them to be a Senior Trainer on LAV-25s.

Then right before my ship date they recinded their initial offer and gave me another one for quite a bit less money.

Told the recruiter on the phone that "Due to the changing situation, he has about 5 minutes to reactivate my previous offer or I won't answer the phone again".

They called me for two weeks starting the next day. Needless to say I never worked for them.
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« Reply #12 on: December 27, 2019, 10:39:33 am »

I worked there for almost 4 years, it is what it is,  pay was good and lots of vacation time, although the vacation has changed recently where it is not quite as beneficial.  It has its warts just like any other company of that type, personality driven, dependent on customer, and of course the lower level personnel don't get near the perks as the aviators or prior field grades, but I wouldn't call it a terrible company.  In the contractor business you should always have your resume shiny and new.   
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Re: Job Opportunities
« Reply #13 on: December 27, 2019, 12:30:00 pm »

I worked there for almost 4 years, it is what it is,  pay was good and lots of vacation time, although the vacation has changed recently where it is not quite as beneficial.  It has its warts just like any other company of that type, personality driven, dependent on customer, and of course the lower level personnel don't get near the perks as the aviators or prior field grades, but I wouldn't call it a terrible company.  In the contractor business you should always have your resume shiny and new.

Yeah, not interested in working for any former field grades that still wanna act like they're in the military. Especially when I'm on an unaccompanied job in the Kingdom. In civil service if a boss tries to treat you like you are still in the Army/Marine Corps you can tactfully tell him to go kick rocks and get protected by the union. If you do that with Vinnell, you get sent home and fired.

Being a Master Gunner for over a decade on active duty, I've known quite a few that have went over to "continue" their skills with Vinnell. Like most contractor positions for DoD-types, once you've proven yourself as proficient, you'll be stuck in position of spread thin to cover for others. In the Master Gunner community, it's usually covering for people that didn't have the technical ability to do the job in the first place (former Bradley/LAV-25 commanders and Platoon Sergeant-types that never really understood how the gun or targeting systems work, can't teach the why of BGST-type training, don't understand the engagement process enough to teach it, lack a technical knowledge of the simulator). Those that have had experience actually managing all that end up carrying the weight while some retired passed-over-for-promotion Major gets paid to "manage" the process. When in all reality, all the experience they had with it prior to getting hired by Vinnell is asking the Brigade Master Gunner for his Training Meeting Slides or cut and paste Brigade Sustainment Gunnery paragraphs into the daily FRAGO.

So no. I wasn't going to work for another one of those guys after I retired due to having more staff experience doing the actual job they were hired for. In 10 years as a J3, I had 5 years of that on staff as a Squadron or Brigade Master Gunner. I wasn't going to take a job as a "Platoon Gunnery Trainer" as a contractor that only paid $55k a year while being separated from my family and living in Saudi Arabia.

They low-balled the salaries for those positions so they could increase to ridiculous proportions the upper management salaries. Of course this is no different than any other Defense contract, but with the difference in locality makes it very difficult to attract top tier trainers when we are in high demand from stateside contractors and civil service agencies that pay equal or more than what Vinnell is offering. 

 
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Re: Job Opportunities
« Reply #14 on: December 30, 2019, 02:18:50 pm »

I hear you, you sound like me after my almost 4 years, and all of those contract companies are exactly the same, usually have a retired Gen in one of those PM spots and most run the organization like they were in the military, with a few exceptions. 
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« Reply #15 on: January 07, 2020, 10:02:58 am »

I hear you, you sound like me after my almost 4 years, and all of those contract companies are exactly the same, usually have a retired Gen in one of those PM spots and most run the organization like they were in the military, with a few exceptions.

I worked as a contractor here for over two years. The PM was a retired BG and the Ops Chief was a retired Colonel.

They said "suck it up" so much that I was leaving regardless, even if I didn't have a job lined up. You don't say "suck it up" to a guy that works 17 consecutive 12-hour nighshifts a month with no overtime paid.
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