GPVN Veteran Job Opportunit​ies

Greater Philadelphia Veterans Network (GPVN) is an organization whose primary mission is to provide pre-employment career services, ‘hands on’ mentors and to share potential job leads to transitioning military service members and local veterans.  GPVN also offers Veteran Entrepreneurship Seminars, Hiring Veterans Workshops for local companies and Vet to Vet Volunteering.

www.gpvn.org / gpvninfo@gmail.com


Helicopter Tech (2 positions available) – King of Prussia, PA

GPVN received this opportunity directly from Rachel Carson, CEO of Helicopter Tech Inc (wants to hire a veteran)

QUALITY ENGINEER ($50-$60K) – Successful track record in engineering and manufacturing quality control in the Aerospace industry.   Expert at streamlining operations, increasing efficiency, and improving overall product quality.   Effective at developing and implementing supplier quality programs.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Responsible for internal and external quality audits of potential and existing manufacturing sources, including source inspections on parts.
  • Lead, maintain and provide support for all FAA activity related to PMA existing and future approvals.
  • Evaluate and maintain records on all suppliers and outside process facilities.
  • Review suppliers production plans to ensure that they are consistent with contractual requirements.
  • Assist in evaluation of and preparation of deviation and waiver requests from customers.
  • Create and maintain appropriate work instructions for administrative and production activity.
  • Provide technical support for HTI’s ISO9001:2000, AS9100 and FAA-PMA certifications.
  • Coordinate quality control objectives and activities to resolve production problems, maximize product reliability, and minimize cost.
  • Participate in root cause and corrective action activities that identify and continuously improve, utilizing basic and advanced problem solving tools, special processes.
  • Evaluate manufacturing, material and process data from inspections and reports to ensure conformance to drawings, customer requirements and quality standards.
  • Consistently exercise discretion and judgment in accomplishing assigned goals.
  • Lead POC for all quality audits by Registrar, DCMA, FAA, etc.
  • Perform In-process and final inspection of parts.
  • Maintain quality program.


1)     Completion of assigned tasks in a timely manner

2)     Adherence to all company and government standards

3)     Customer satisfaction through quality performance

4)     Commitment to all Company policies & procedures

5)     Established SME status in Aerospace Field

6)     Prepare Quality Control Plans, studies, schedules, and reports

7)     Perform routine and in-depth inspections and evaluations of suppliers as required

8)     Maintain professional status in organizations such as ASME & ASQ.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES – May supervise or coordinate the work of site audit and quality personnel, and others who assist in specific assignments.

QUALIFICATIONS – Minimum of 5 years experience in engineering or quality role in Aerospace industry.  Working knowledge of state-of-the art inspection and quality control techniques, procedures, instruments and equipment.  Prior work experience in PMA projects with FAA desirable.  Familiarity with ISO9001 and AS9100 Quality Programs.  Proficient in Microsoft and related software programs.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE – Bachelors Degree in appropriate technical field from an ABET accredited curriculum, or equivalent, plus appropriate continuing education. Must have prior work experience in developing and implementing Quality Management System requirements that support ISO 9001, AS9100 and FAA certifications.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS – ASQ/CQE, Six Sigma.  Individual may be required to apply for, and receive, a security clearance issued by the United States Department of Defense.

WORK ENVIRONMENT – Able to work either within an office or manufacturing environment.  Periodic travel required.



CONTRACTS ADMINISTRATOR ($32-$40K) – Support the president and other personnel to ensure maximum efficiency of the operation and provide full life-cycle contract and sub-contract administration, which includes supporting all pre-award, post-award, and closeout activity for both government and commercial contracts and agreements.   Work involves following up with suppliers, organizing and maintaining paper and electronic files for primarily machined parts used in the aerospace industry.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Maintain contract data base and records of goods ordered and received; both in-house and drop shipped.
  • Monitor and track contract performance and expedite as required
  • Support solicitation, cost and price analysis and all phases of contract and sub-contact administration
  • Ensure that contracts, subcontracts, and other agreements are administered properly
  • Familiarization with government contracting; FAR, WAWF, etc.
  • Inputting required data into company ERP System
  • Support international trade compliance and export licensing functions
  • Other duties as assigned


9)     Completion of assigned tasks in a timely manner

10) Adherence to all company standards. Policies & Procedures

11) Customer satisfaction through quality performance

12) Follow current ISO9000:2000/AS9100  policies and procedures

QUALIFICATIONS – Proven team player with ability to work within a group environment to reach mutual goals.   Good time management and personal motivation for quality work.   Perform responsibilities without close supervision.  Acceptable skills in oral and written communications.   Advanced computer skills; MS Office, Word, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, QuickBooks and ACT.    

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE – Minimum of two years business school, college or equivalent background, plus 2-5 years of relevant work experience.


If interested in any of the jobs listed above, send resume to:

Rachel Carson


Tel: 610-272-8090 (204)   I   Fax: 610-272-9019

Rcarson@helicoptertechinc.com   I   www.helicoptertechinc.com



Director of Business Development (Enterprise Sales) – Philadelphia, PA

GPVN received this job opportunity directly from Paul Mahosky (Navy Veteran), CEO of Global Recruiter of Seattle Eastside

The Director of Business Development/Strategic Enterprise Sales is responsible for aggressively seeking new enterprise accounts to generate new monthly recurring revenue by selling a suite of managed services. Our customer is a leading provider of end-to-end managed services for voice & data networks. They provide a complete managed solution by combining services including Managed Network Services (VPN, Router, Network Security, Wireless Backhaul, VoIP and IP Video Security), Managed Connectivity (Broadband, Wideband, Wireless, MPLS, VPLS, etc .) coupled with value-added services, Back-Office Services and Online Performance Reporting. They also manage voice and data networks 24/7 for thousands of enterprise sites via their Network Operations Centers (NOCs) located in there different regions of the country ensuring redundancy.

This position is responsible for developing sales in designated target market(s) by identifying new sales opportunities with potential customers in the fortune 500-3000 market segment, using methodologies such as cold calling, networking, lead generation, and setting customer appointments with the goal of acquiring new customers. The successful candidate will have a demonstrated record of success selling to businesses and C-level titles using a strategic and consultative sales approach to understand their business priorities, needs and strategies to deliver a value-add business solution to close on the sale. Goal is acquire 2 new customers/logos per quarter.


  • Hunter mentality & demonstrated record of exceeding sales quotas
  • 5+ years of direct business sales experience in the telecommunications industry calling on medium to large customers and selling solution based IP, Data and Voice Network Services
  • 5+ years in solution selling/consultative approach to selling vs. single services
  • 2+ years successful experience carrying a $7.5K monthly quota or higher
  • Self-motivated, pro-active, independent, results-oriented professional. Ability to work with minimal supervision, but also team-oriented and ability to provide assistance to sales force

Send resume to:
Paul Mahosky| President & Managing Partner

Global Recruiters of Seattle Eastside

Phone: 425.369.2339| Cell: 425.830.5583 |Fax: 425.392.2661

Email: pmahosky@grnseattlees.com



Veterans Upward Bound (multiple Part-Time positions) – Philadelphia, PA

GPVN received this job opportunity directly from Diane Sandefur (Executive Director) of VUB and supporter of GPVN

The TRIO VUB program offers intense pre-college courses and academic support to low-income veterans in the Philadelphia region http://www.vpul.upenn.edu/#/vub/



WHEN:           From the week of January 9, 2012 – April 13, 2012 (continuation is possible)

Computer 200 Instructor –  Friday 5:30-8:30 p.m.

WHERE:          2nd Floor Computer Training Room, Franklin Building, 3451 Walnut St.

PAY:               Computer Instructors will be paid for 3 hours of instruction per week at $15.00

an hour, plus 1.5 hours for prep time, and 1 additional hour approximately 5 times

a semester for staff meetings,  also at $15.00 an hour.

CURRICULUM:         Instruction for Computer 200 will create and manipulate spreadsheets. Learn format features. Use formula functions, sort data, perform “what if” analysis, create charts, and track information. Create presentations (Power Point) and graphs; use the Internet for research and as an analytical tool;  submit a final project.  The goal is for students to develop analytical skills through software.  Curriculum, class lessons and exams have been created. 

QUALIFICATIONS:   Bachelors degree in academic content area, masters preferred.  Three years teaching experience working with adults.  Strong communication skills and flexibility in dealing with students.




WHEN:           From the week of January 9 – April 14, 2012 (Continuation is possible)

                        Computer Tutor – Tuesdays & Thursdays 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Computer 100 Lab Assistant –  Tuesdays & Thursdays 5:30 – 6:55 p.m.

WHERE:          2nd Floor Computer Training Room, Franklin Building, 3451 Walnut St.

PAY:               Computer Tutor will be paid for 4 hours/week at $12.00 an hour

Computer Lab Assistant will be paid for 3 hours/week $10.00 an hour

CURRICULUM:         Tutoring will focus on what is taught in Computer 100 & 200.  Computer 100: keyboard use, the software and hardware components of the computer, how to start up and shut down, file management, how to save, delete, rename and find files on the computer, understand and use the Internet, set up and use an email account and submit work via email, be able to write a short paper with MS Word;  Computer 200:  Learn format features through excel spreadsheets; use formula functions, sort data, perform “what if” analysis, create charts, and track information. Create presentations (Power Point) and graphs; use the Internet for research and as an analytical tool;  The Computer Assistant assists the instructor and students with an understanding of the material and instruction during class.




WHEN:           From the weeks of January 9  – April 13, 2012 (continuation may be possible)

Spanish 200 Instructor –  Tuesdays and Thursdays 5:30 – 6:55 p.m.

WHERE:         David Rittenhouse Lab Bldg, 34th & Walnut

PAY:               Weekly pay is for 3 hours of Instruction, 1.5 hours of prep time and 1 hour staff meetings approximately 5 times a semester at $15.00 an hour.

CURRICULUM:  The goal of this instruction will be to provide students with an introduction to the language that will facilitate taking a beginning course at the postsecondary level. Instruction will focus on oral comprehension and oral communication using a non-native language.  Curriculum, class lessons and exams have been created. 

At the end of the term, students should be able to:

Distinguish the basic Spanish sounds and parts of speech necessary for comprehension

Read simple signs in Spanish

Have a Spanish vocabulary of at least 200 words

Exchange greetings and common courtesies in Spanish

Gain meaning in spoken language based on known words aided by gesture and situation

Write simple sentences from dictation

Begin to develop an appreciation of the culture of Spanish-speaking peoples

Use the internet for specific assignments


1. Demonstrated ability to be sensitive to the psychocultural characteristics of economically disadvantaged adults.

2. Current graduate status in appropriate discipline with one year’s teaching experience, preferably at the secondary level.  Master’s degree in appropriate discipline with one year’s teaching experience at the secondary level preferred.

3. Ability to design and implement appropriate academic course curriculum.

4. Strong oral and written skills.

These are temporary, part-time positions listed above, however we are hopeful that an individual can continue beyond one semester as we offer Fall, Spring, and Summer semesters.


OR EMAIL RESUME TO sandefur@exchange.upenn.edu


For more information on these job postings please email gpvninfo@gmail.com or visit www.gpvn.org.


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