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I had a great experience with Triad engineering, they put me in contact with a dream job and advocated for me along the way so that both parties were heard and happy with the agreement. Couldn't recommend more, great people to work with!read more
Alex
Alex
12:04 18 Sep 19
It can be extremely tough working with certain recruiters. Most don't know enough about engineering to really help you find relevant work. TRIAD, however, takes the cake on this one. TRIAD was extremely professional and knowledgeable about the job market and all things engineering. I would highly recommend working with them if you are seeking an engineering job in the MA (New England) area. They are very efficient at placing you in a position relevant to your work experience, while also focused on moving you up in your career. I can't thank them enough for the amazing service they provided. P.S. Thank you Shannon!read more
Dillon Stoddard
Dillon Stoddard
12:28 04 Sep 19
I have a great experience with the Tiad-Engineering and successively got hired. One of the best recruiting firm I've been working with. They are very professional and helpful to find the right position. You will always get a response to your emials/calls right away with the support you would need. Marissa Sullivan is a wonderful recruiter ! She is very competent, She would ascertain your talents, skills and experiences and place you in the most ideal of assignments. I certainty recommend to work with them. Thank you very much Marissa!!!read more
Joanna Godzisz
Joanna Godzisz
16:09 11 Aug 19
I had a great experience with TRIAD. Marissa reached out to me with the job details and we had a great conversation about my career goals, ambitions, and past experience and how they might fit into the available position that she had in mind. I could tell she had no intentions of just filling an empty spot and instead really wanted to find the ideal candidate for the role. She coordinated all of the discussions and interviews and was able to get me any information or documentation that I requested in a very timely manner. I'm so thankful for her help throughout the hiring process.read more
Adam Stanley
Adam Stanley
18:03 09 Aug 19
Had a wonderful experience working with Shannon. In one week I went from introductory phone call -> interview -> job offer in hand with a great engineering firm in the Boston area. Amazing!
Jack Moldave
Jack Moldave
19:54 06 Jun 19
Shannon reached out me about a very compelling opportunity that matched my interests and qualifications perfectly. She expertly guided me through the entire process and negotiated on my behalf. I had a great experience working with her and her group at Triad.read more
Michael Paradis
Michael Paradis
19:20 30 May 19
Marissa Sullivan is awesome! She advised me how to be effective for the job interview and supported me to get the job i enjoyed working for. I have great experience with TRIAD Engineering. I definitely recommend everyone to work with them. Thanks to Marissa!!!read more
Steven Huynh
Steven Huynh
00:49 16 May 19
Marissa was extremely helpful, informative, and professional. She kept detailed notes, was always on schedule which made it easy for me, and always communicated quickly and clearly. She really listened to what I was looking for and made sure the role I was looking for was the right fit. I would gladly work with her in the future.read more
Pete Abdu
Pete Abdu
03:55 08 May 19
I had an excellent experience with Triad. As a college graduate who took a year off after graduating, I was having trouble getting interviews. I contacted Triad and started working with Shannon. She took the time to understand my wants and needs, helped me with everything from my resume to personal presentation, and very quickly acquired interviews for me. After just two or three weeks, I was offered a great opportunity and started work as a professional engineer. Not only is the staff knowledgeable, professional, and dedicated to helping you... they're also very friendly and a pleasure to work with. I can't thank Shannon enough, and I would recommend Triad to anyone!read more
Kevin Moran
Kevin Moran
04:30 17 Dec 18

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.

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:

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.