Engineering Recruiting and Staffing Services
Companies today face unprecedented competition for technical talent. To be successful, firms must have the ability to rapidly bring on key staff when the need arises. Whether you seek contractors or to fill your challenging, full-time technical openings, TRIAD Engineering offers staffing solutions to meet your needs.
Our direct placement services allow you to focus on your business while we identify highly qualified candidates for your challenging direct hire technical openings.
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Direct Placement Services
Our contract-to-direct staffing services allow you to eliminate costly hiring mistakes by assessing candidates in an on-the-job setting before making long-term hiring decisions.
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Contract-to-Direct Staffing Services
If you are seeking your next career move, we can help. TRIAD only recruits technical professionals, so we are well-versed in the roles and technology important to you. Whether your engineering background is in the mechanical, manufacturing, quality, hardware, firmware, civil, process or applications field, or your expertise is design drafting, field service or documentation control, we have clients who hire people like you. If you are interested in a management role, we place professionals at the VP of Engineering level to Program Managers and Project Managers. As many of our openings are confidential, TRIAD offers access to opportunities you will never find through on-line job postings. And, our long-standing local focus has allowed us to build strong relationships with engineering firms near where you live. We can help you find the right job with the right firm.
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Technical and Engineering Recruiting, Staffing and Placement Agency
TRIAD Engineering Corp. is a staffing agency located north of Boston in Lynnfield, Massachusetts that specializes in recruiting and placing engineering professionals throughout Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Rhode Island. As a second generation, family owned and operated technical staffing firm, TRIAD has successfully connected employers with engineers since 1969. We are a proven, trusted staffing resource for employers seeking all types of engineering candidates – from Mechanical Engineers, Quality Engineers, Test Engineers, Hardware/Embedded Engineers and Software/Firmware Engineers to Systems, Applications, Chemical, and Manufacturing Engineers, and more.
This experience, combined with our robust local engineering community network, has earned our team of recruiters and placement experts the respect and trust of hundreds of loyal clients, and the engineering professionals they employ. Our recruiters serve the staffing needs of a wide range of engineering and technical industries, including advanced materials, aerospace, architectural & environmental, consumer products, electronics, hardware, manufacturing, medical device, optics, pharmaceutical, plumbing/piping/HVAC, telecommunications, and test & measurement.
Recruiting and Staffing for Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Rhode Island Companies
As an established firm with a long history of successfully providing recruitment and staffing services for clients throughout Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Rhode Island, TRIAD is respected as the greater Boston area’s most dependable resource for career connections. We enable employers to reach their staffing goals by sourcing talented technical candidates, and we empower engineers to reach their professional goals and apply their technical expertise. As an active member of the American Staffing Association (ASA), we adhere to the staffing industry’s highest standards of ethical and professional practice.
Engineering Recruiting Services
In today’s competitive job market, the service of an engineering recruiting agency enables engineers to quickly access career opportunities with the assistance of a dedicated engineering recruiter. Our recruiters understand the specialized technology our clients use, and have demonstrated experience with successfully matching engineers, R&D technicians, design/drafters and other engineering professionals with career-enriching opportunities. Our engineering recruiters also undergo rigorous testing to earn ASA Technical Services Certification, and are well-versed in federal and state employment law.
Engineering Staffing Services
Our specialized engineering staffing agency services allow employers to focus on their core business, with confidence that TRIAD staffing specialists will source qualified candidates that represent the best fit for their engineering staffing needs. Throughout our half-century of service to employers in and around the greater Boston area who seek technical staffing support, we’ve cultivated a robust local community of engineering professionals. This valuable network enables our staffing specialists to access and recruit passive candidates not actively seeking new engineering job opportunities, as well as gain professional referrals from proven dependable sources.
Technical Recruiting Services
When employment candidates engage the services of an experienced technical recruiting agency, it can represent the difference between quickly finding opportunities for satisfying employment in which to apply their technical skills, versus wasting valuable time chasing apparent leads that ultimately prove to be non-productive. Our technical recruiters have the experience, expertise and network to help technical job seekers swiftly achieve their professional goals.
Technical Staffing Services
Employers throughout MA, RI, and NH enlist the support of TRIAD technical staffing specialists to efficiently source qualified technical staff for their positions requiring talent on a contract, contract to direct, and direct placement basis. As an agency whose sole focus is to support our clients’ technical staffing requirements, TRIAD has established itself as a leading technical staffing firm in the Northeast.
Technical and Engineering Job Placement
The ultra-competitive technical job market throughout the northeastern U.S. demands the experience of a dedicated engineering job placement firm to achieve successful placement for technical candidates. Engineer recruiters understand the many nuances that embody the art and science of technical job placement, and regularly use their technical and people skills to result in highly productive job placement for clients and engineers alike.
Engineering Job Search
Our robust and intuitive online engineering job search tool enables candidates to quickly access career opportunities based on the specific sort criteria they desire.
For example, jobs may be searched by:
- Geographic location – Engineering job opportunities available throughout MA, NH and RI
- Engineering Job Title – Such as process engineer, firmware engineer, mechanical engineer, etc.
- Position Type – Such as contract, contract to direct, or direct hire
Each listing in the job search tool also details the position responsibilities, as well as the background profile and required skills of ideal candidates.
Engineering Recruiting and Staffing for Boston Area Companies
Boston area companies have long turned to TRIAD for reliable and consistent engineering recruiting and staffing support that fulfills their needs for specialized engineering roles. Our five decades as an engineering recruiter in the greater Boston area, coupled with the successful results we’ve generated, assures prospective clients and job candidates that TRIAD has the expertise and established network to solve all of their staffing and employment challenges.
Current Boston Area Engineering & Technical Jobs
The following is a list of positions for which TRIAD currently seeks engineers and other technical candidates to satisfy the staffing requirements of client firms throughout Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Rhode Island:
- Project engineers
- Design engineers
- Mechanical engineers
- Test engineers
- Manufacturing engineers
- Quality engineers
- Software / Firmware engineers
- Hardware / Embedded engineers
- Project managers
- Systems engineers
- Application / Sales engineers
- Automation engineers
- Engineering managers
- VP of engineering
- Director of engineering
- Program manager
- Field service engineers
- Chemical / Process engineers
- Civil / Structural engineers
- Design drafters
- Technical buyers / Planners
Engineering Recruiting Services
Our team specializes in recruiting candidates to serve the specific engineering contract recruitment goals of our clients in the tech industry. We do this by thoroughly discovering our clients’ short and long-term needs, as well as the short and long-term aspirations of technical candidates who seek employment. These important details enable TRIAD contract recruitment specialists to source the most appropriate engineering candidates to satisfy each employer’s requirements.
The three types of recruiting services available to technical firms and engineer candidates include:
- Contract Staffing – Our clients use contract staff to help meet tight project deadlines, supply specific technical expertise, cover extended absences of key personnel and handle fluctuations in workload. We source, screen, and refer qualified candidates for firms to consider for their contract openings. Our experts are available when needed, for as long as they’re needed. Client firms gain peace of mind knowing that TRIAD contractors all pass comprehensive reference and educational degree verifications and criminal background checks. Our candidates find that contract assignments allow for diversity in both work environments and experiences. Contract lengths vary, providing opportunity for scheduled periods of time off. Pay rates are highly competitive and many contracts offer the opportunity to work with the latest technology. Contracting is also an ideal way for recent college graduates to gain valuable experience.
- Contract to Direct Staffing – Our clients use this staffing option to evaluate a candidate’s technical performance and personality fit for their firm’s work environment before deciding whether to permanently hire them. Our candidates find the contract-to-direct staffing option appealing because we actively market their skills and offer career options they cannot access elsewhere. Candidates also appreciate the experience of working for a company before deciding on potential direct employment.
- Direct Placement – Our clients value direct placement because we swiftly identify and present only the best-qualified candidates for their consideration for technical direct hire employment openings. As with all of TRIAD’s staffing services, we screen each candidate; verify all references and degrees; and perform criminal background checks prior to hire. Our candidates find direct placement appealing if they are currently working in a permanent role elsewhere. Many of our clients partner exclusively with us to fill their direct hire positions, so their employment opportunities cannot be found elsewhere.
Frequently Asked Questions by Engineers
How do I find the best engineering recruiter to work with?
It is best to work with a recruiter who has years of experience working with engineers in your geographic area. Ask potential recruiters how long their staffing agency has been in business and whether they focus on the city/state in which you want to work. Ask how the recruiter learns of job openings. Often the best recruiters have many repeat clients in various industries for which they place engineers exclusively. These recruiters will be able to present you with opportunities about which you would otherwise not be aware.
What should I look for in an engineering recruiter?
Make sure your engineering recruiter has experience working with engineers who have a similar background as you and has made multiple successful placements in your geographic area. Your recruiter should take time to understand your background and what is important to you in your next professional opportunity. He/she should provide feedback/suggestions on your resume as necessary, and should fully explain the opportunities currently available.
What are the benefits of working with an engineering recruiter?
Your engineering recruiter will have access to job openings not posted elsewhere. Many of our clients ask us to conduct confidential searches and do not advertise on their own. Also, it is often beneficial to have someone negotiating on your behalf when an offer is being considered.
How do you effectively work with recruiters?
It’s important to be communicative with your recruiter. When in an active job search check in often and make sure to return calls/emails promptly. This way you won’t miss out on attractive opportunities. Also, be upfront and honest with your recruiter about your career goals, motivations, and other opportunities you may be pursuing separate from those presented by your recruiter.
What makes a good engineering recruiter?
Proven experience placing engineers with a similar background is key. Engineering can be intricate and a recruiter who usually works with other types of professionals won’t have the resources to make the best match for you. A recruiter specializing in engineering will also have many contacts among hiring managers in the engineering field. These contacts can be crucial, resulting in opportunities where there may not be an official opening.
Should you work with more than one staffing agency?
You certainly can, although it may be confusing and time-consuming to keep track of conversations and potential opportunities with multiple agencies. If you are currently out of work and need to find work quickly perhaps interview 2-3 staffing agencies / recruiters to potentially work with. If you are currently working and more of a passive job seeker it may make sense to work with one staffing agency for a few weeks and if not satisfied move on to another agency.
How do recruiters get paid?
If you are successfully placed on a direct hire basis the company hiring you pays the recruiter a percentage of your annual salary.
Why do companies hire recruiters?
Companies work with recruiters for many reasons. Often, it is to take advantage of a recruiter’s expertise in networking and identifying talent in the company’s specific industry. Often, the best candidates are those who are working and not necessarily searching for a new position. An effective recruiter will provide a company access to talent they would not otherwise have. Also, many companies use recruiters as they prefer to conduct confidential searches for mid- to senior-level positions.
How long will it take to find a job using an engineering recruiter?
That depends on your experience and skillset, as well as your goals for your next position. The engineering job market is quite active, and many qualified engineers can find a new job within a couple of months.
Do I interview with the recruiter before interviewing with the company?
You will certainly have a lengthy phone interview (or several) with the recruiter so he/she may fully understand your prior positions, skills, and career goals. Whether you also meet in-person with the recruiter depends on your proximity to the recruiter’s office, among other factors.
Does TRIAD Engineering recruit for Boston area companies?
Since 1969, TRIAD Engineering Corp. has successfully recruited engineers and other technical candidates for Boston companies, as well as clients throughout Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Rhode Island. Employers often engage TRIAD as their exclusive engineering employment agency, and repeatedly rely on TRIAD recruiters to provide engineering placement services for all types of engineering and technical roles, such as mechanical engineers, manufacturing engineers, hardware/embedded engineers, software/firmware engineers, quality engineers, test engineers, chemical engineers, and more. Our extensive engineering community network is a valuable resource that enables our engineering recruiters to rapidly identify and qualify candidates with our clients’ desired experience and knowledge requirements.
Frequently Asked Questions by Companies
Why do companies use staffing agencies?
Companies use staffing agencies to gain quick, reliable access to highly qualified, pre-screened candidates for short and long-term positions. TRIAD Engineering Corp. is a staffing agency that specializes in recruiting and placing engineers and other technical job seekers with companies seeking professionals from all engineering disciplines, including electrical, mechanical, manufacturing, quality, test, automation, systems, chemical, structural and civil. TRIAD offers a full range of contract, contract-to-direct, and direct hire engineering staffing services that enable employers to meet their staffing needs.
What are the benefits of staffing agencies?
Staffing agencies benefit client firms by allowing them to focus their time and efforts on conducting their primary business, while the staffing agency sources, screens, and refers highly qualified candidates to fill each client’s needs. Staffing agencies spend considerable time nurturing talent networks, providing clients access to passive candidates – those who are not actively looking for a new opportunity and won’t see positions posted online. These passive candidates often prove to be the best and most qualified candidates for client open positions.
Am I obligated to keep a contractor for a particular amount of time?
No, although as a professional courtesy to the contractor we hope that you will provide as much notice as possible as a contract is ending, you are under no obligation to provide advanced notice.
Is the placement guaranteed?
Direct hire placements are guaranteed for a period of time sufficient to ensure the engineer is a great fit for the role, after which time there is no longer a guarantee.
Is there a refund policy for direct hire placements?
The overwhelming majority of our placements are very successful; however, should you determine that the placement is not ideal we have a refund policy prorated over several months.
Does a recruiter check references?
We always speak with professional references for our candidates. These are former managers/supervisors who can speak to the candidate’s technical abilities as well as his/her “soft skills”.
Do recruiters perform background checks?
We perform criminal and other background checks on all placements prior to the start of work. This includes federal and county-level checks, SSN traces, degree/licensure verifications, and more.
What are my costs if I use a recruiter to find a contractor?
You will pay an hourly rate, inclusive of your entire monetary obligation with respect to the contractor. We pay payroll taxes, federal and state unemployment insurance, workers compensation, sick time, and provide various benefits.
How do you recruit to find engineers?
Having been in business for 50 years we have a robust database of engineers with whom we’ve worked or interviewed. Our database is a great place for us to start networking when we receive a new opening. Networking and referrals are our most common method of finding talented engineers, who typically aren’t actively seeking a new job.