Hello Captains! Thursday, November 3rd, Marty Smith and fellow CNU alumni, Thomas Hughes from AMSEC came to present at Pizza My Mind. AMSEC provides services to support the sustainment of the US Navy Fleet of ships and emerging commercial ships from conception to retirement. In other words, they maintain US Navy Ships to increase their lifespan. AMSEC services offer Maintenance Modernization, Information Technology Services, Logistics, Engineering, and Training. They are located in 35 places world wide!
What are the benefits of working for AMSEC? According to Thomas, AMSEC is a great place to work for your first job. They provide you with a security clearance and you can get your skills up to date if planning to apply to other companies. There are many travel opportunities and the company is very fast paced so you will never get bored. Marty believes that one of the best reasons to work at AMSEC is because the job is so consistent. This means that it is very unlikely for people to get laid off because ships will always have to be maintained. It sounds like AMSEC is a great place to work for a long term or to use as a gateway to other job opportunities.
What does AMSEC look for in an employee/intern when hiring? AMSEC is looking for candidates that have excellent communication skills because a lot of projects are done in teams. This means that you must be a team player and work well with others. Other traits mentioned were being flexible, adaptable, creative, and innovative. Also, listed under each job description on the website, is the certain technical skills one should have when applying to the position.
AMSEC is now hiring interns who are preferably rising seniors. There are usually 2-4 internship positions each year. To apply you must go to www.amsec.com/careers. In addition to applying online, Marty suggested that you make a phone call to the HR department at AMSEC to better your chances. They also do on-campus interviews here at CNU. So get out there and apply so you don’t miss out on this great opportunity!