Staffing for Engineering Positions

As a Massachusetts engineering staffing agency located in the Greater Boston area since 1969, we have a deep understanding of the local engineering job market and long-standing relationships with hiring authorities at numerous firms in the eastern New England region.

A Sample of the Engineering Positions We Support

Design Engineer
TRIAD has a strong local network of design engineers. These engineers may work independently or on a team to create the drawings necessary for prototyping and production, or in the case of buildings, for construction. Depending on their particular discipline, design engineers will be well-versed in one or more CAD tools such as SolidWorks, AutoCAD, Creo, AutoCAD Civil 3D, Altium, etc.

Project Engineer
Project engineers generally coordinate between the project manager and the technical contributors to the team. In this hands-on role, project engineers solve technical problems and are heavily involved in resource scheduling. They will have specific technical responsibilities for the project.

TRIAD recruits and places mechanical engineers with expertise in the latest design tools (such as SolidWorks, AutoCAD, Creo, Autodesk Inventor, Unigraphics NX, etc.) and analysis tools (such as COSMOS, ANSYS, ALGOR, etc.).

Our engineers work in areas including:

  • Packaging
  • Machinery
  • Medical devices
  • Air and fluid handling
  • Optics
  • Capital equipment
  • FEA / stress
  • Material science
  • Consumer products
  • Commercial components


TRIAD works with engineers who specialize in improving the manufacturing process. These hands-on engineers are involved in the entire scope of the manufacturing process, devising ways to improve production efficiency while reducing manufacturing costs.

We place manufacturing engineers in the medical device, biotechnology, electronics, automotive, contract fabrication, and precision machining industries, to name a few.

These engineers have expertise in areas including:

  • ISO compliance
  • Lean principles / continuous improvement
  • Six Sigma (SPC, FMEA)
  • Tool and equipment selection / setup / design
  • Vendor / supply chain management (MRB, ERP, MRP)
  • Prototype fabrication / pilot scale-up


Hardware / Embedded
TRIAD works with engineers who specialize in hardware design. These hands-on engineers are involved in designing circuitry, PCBs or controls, and work closely with software engineers to ensure hardware is functioning properly.

We place hardware engineers in the medical device, biotechnology, electronics, consumer, automotive, defense, acoustics and automation industries, among others.

These engineers have expertise in areas including:

  • PCB layout
  • Circuit design
  • Power electronics
  • Embedded systems
  • Controllers
  • Compliance, regulatory requirements and testing procedures (CE, FCC, UL, FDA)
  • RF / microwave


Software / Firmware
TRIAD works with engineers who specialize in firmware development, bridging the gap between hardware and software. Firmware engineers develop the software that controls electronic hardware devices such as embedded systems, controls, medical devices, consumer electronics, automation equipment, energy systems and more.

Firmware engineers may have expertise in areas including:

  • Programming languages such as C, C++, C#, Java, JavaScript, Python, SQL
  • Communication protocols
  • Microcontrollers / microprocessors
  • RTOS / Linux
  • Compliance, regulatory requirements and testing procedures (CE, FCC, UL, FDA)


TRIAD works with engineers who specialize in electrical systems and embedded systems design. These engineers are responsible for designing and managing complex systems over their full lifecycles which can include hardware design, panel design, communication interface, power distribution, PLC programming and wiring. These hands-on engineers may work on projects including high-voltage utilities, turnkey automation systems, medical equipment, customer applications, building systems and more.

Systems engineers have expertise in areas including:

  • Electrical design
  • Panel layout
  • Programming
  • Controllers
  • Power distribution
  • Wiring
  • Testing / troubleshooting


Automation / PLC Engineers
Engineers in the automation field are vital to the manufacturing process in industries from medical device to automobiles to food processing and dozens of others. TRIAD’s network of automation engineers design, program, simulate, test and monitor automated machinery to control the manufacturing process.  These engineers will often have expertise in robotics and will have PLC programming experience.

Quality Engineers
Engineers who specialize in quality may have any number of job titles. TRIAD’s quality engineering category includes quality engineers, quality assurance professionals, quality coordinators and quality analysts, among other titles.

Our quality professionals may: develop and implement quality control systems; conduct root cause analysis and implement corrective action; conduct audits; oversee supplier relationships; and otherwise support the engineering department’s quality initiatives. They work in the medical device, electronics, micromachining, aerospace, industrial equipment, and contract manufacturing industries.

TRIAD places quality professionals with expertise including:

  • ISO certification
  • Risk management
  • Compliance
  • Validation
  • Auditing
  • Six Sigma
  • CAPA


Test Engineers
The test engineer is a critical element in developing metrics and processes to maintain quality and regulatory compliance standards. This engineer may design, develop, and implement Automatic Test Methods, and develop test configurations, test plans and test procedures.

TRIAD works with test engineers experienced in the following:

  • In-circuit test
  • Burn in test
  • Board test
  • System test
  • HALT / HASS test
  • Automated optical inspection (AOI) test
  • Environmental stress screening (ESS) test
  • DVT
  • TestStand
  • Equipment design and build


Applications / Sales Engineers
In today’s competitive markets, it’s important to have energetic, highly qualified engineers to interface with your customers on a pre- and post-sale basis.

TRIAD places engineers specializing in:

  • Applications engineering
  • Technical sales & marketing
  • Field service
  • Technical customer support

And whose expertise includes:

  • Negotiating contracts
  • Liaising with customers, engineering staff, outside sales staff
  • Evaluating and responding to RFQs
  • Writing proposals and specifications
  • Developing project cost estimates and pricing
  • Customer training
  • Pre- and post-sales support


Chemical / Process Engineers
Projects involving chemicals, plastics and other liquid materials require specialized skills and knowledge of equipment and controls. TRIAD places process engineers with these specialties into the pharmaceutical / biotechnology and injection molding industries, among others.

Process engineers may have expertise in the following:

  • Equipment validations
  • Commissioning and start-ups
  • Process flow
  • Thermodynamics / CFD

These engineers work with various processes, a sampling of which includes:

  • Ultrafiltration
  • Aseptic processing
  • Purification
  • Extrusion
  • Injection


Civil / Structural Engineers
TRIAD connects talented civil and structural engineers with firms working on projects in both the public and private sectors. Projects include industrial/commercial buildings, residential sub-divisions, transportation systems, heavy industrial equipment, etc.

TRIAD’s civil and structural engineers perform functions including:

  • Commercial and residential designs
  • Stormwater drainage design
  • Site development (layout, grading, etc.)
  • Zoning analysis
  • Permitting
  • Bridge design and analysis
  • Roadway design
  • Foundation design and analysis
  • Calculate loads and stresses
  • Geotechnical engineering
  • GIS
  • Hydrology

These civil and structural engineers have expertise in such software as AutoCAD, Revit, HydroCAD, and STAAD

Mechanical, electrical, and plumbing (MEP) engineers explore these factors of building design and construction, both for new facilities and the renovation of existing buildings. Often, fire protection is included. They develop systems that are energy-efficient, cost-effective, safe, sustainable and reliable.

MEP Engineers may specialize in:

  • Central HVAC design
  • Lighting design
  • Heat and energy recovery
  • Energy conservation
  • Power distribution
  • Indoor air quality
  • Building control systems

TRIAD’s network of MEP engineers often use BIM (Building Information Modeling) software to create 3D models to represent all the systems in a building and how they interact. The BIM process allows for coordination across disciplines during the design, construction and maintenance phases.