Engineer

Many military officers and enlisted service members with engineering degrees transition into civilian careers as engineers. An engineer can serve in a wide variety of roles. They may be involved in research and development, design, product development, implementation or execution and work as an individual contributor or as part of a bigger team.

 

The careers outlined below are simply examples for each discipline and are not meant to encompass every role a military-experienced engineer could pursue.

 

 

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1) Chemical Engineer Example:

  • Develop chemical safety procedures for those working close to possible chemical reactions
  • Develop new or revise existing chemical substances such as fuels, lubricants or cleaning solvents
  • Troubleshoot and improve manufacturing processes through the application of chemical systems to avoid corrosion and depletion

Salary, Benefits and Shift (*may vary by city and experience level):

 

$70k-$115k annually; includes company benefits; may include performance bonuses. A college degree in chemical engineering or a related field may be required.

 

Typically reports to: Production Manager

 

 

2) Electrical Engineer Example:

 

  • Research and improve electrical instruments and products
  • Apply principals of electrical theory to solve complex electrical issues
  • Design and implement the components of electrical devices as well as the devices themselves

 

Salary, Benefits and Shift (*may vary by city and experience level):

 

$70k-$105k annually; includes company benefits; may include performance bonuses. A college degree in electrical engineering or a related field may be required.

 

Typically reports to: Senior Electrical Engineer

 

 

3) Industrial Engineer Example:

 

  • Assess and manage costs, quality control and production rates
  • Design and implement new manufacturing processes to increase machine/maintenance efficiency
  • Create strategies to increase production productivity by improving worker staffing, training, scheduling and safety

 

Salary, Benefits and Shift (*may vary by city and experience level):

 

$65k-$90k annually; includes company benefits; may include performance bonuses. A college degree in industrial engineering or a related field may be required. Applicant must be open to evening and overnight shifts.

 

Typically reports to: Operations Manager or Production Manager

 

 

4) Mechanical Engineer Example:

 

  • Develop mechanical prototypes and tests to provide relevant data to management
  • Specify, install and modify equipment to improve mechanical processes and systems
  • Create new product designs by utilizing established engineering practices and technological tools; these designs should meet customer expectations and government codes and regulations

 

Salary, Benefits and Shift (*may vary by city and experience level):

 

$70k-$105k annually; includes company benefits; may include performance bonuses. A college degree in mechanical engineering or a related field may be required. Applicant must be open to traveling, occasional physical labor and various shifts.

 

Typically reports to: Senior Mechanical Engineer or Project Manager

 

 

5) Nuclear Engineer Example:

 

  • Monitor nuclear facilities to identify needed cycle and performance changes, predict effects and assess potential risks
  • Create reactivity plans and their projected power consumptions through the use of nuclear engineering codes and requirements
  • Speed up processes, manage technical performance and monitor core application through the utilization of nuclear reactor technologies

 

Salary, Benefits and Shift (*may vary by city and experience level):

 

$70k-$110k annually; overtime pay in addition to this base frequently applies; includes company benefits; may include performance bonuses. An average shift usually lasts from 8-12.5 hours and weekends might be required.

 

Typically reports to: Nuclear Operations Manager

 

 

Recent BMI placements for these positions include but have
not historically been limited to the following specialties:

 

  • Nuclear Officer
  • Corps of Engineers
  • Surface Warfare Officer
  • Developmental Engineer
  • Combat Arms Officers w/BS or MS in Engineering discipline
  • Nuclear Trained Technicians with BS/MS in Engineering discipline

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*Military personnel from the Army, Navy, Coast Guard, Air Force and Marine Corps

(USMC) have been placed through Bradley-Morris, Inc. into various engineering positions.

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