Looking for a job in engineering or seeking talent to recruit for your company? Going through an engineering staffing agency can help you land a position or find the quality workers you're seeking.
What is an engineering staffing agency?
An engineering staffing agency is an organization that finds and recruits candidates for job openings within the engineering industry.
How does a staffing agency work?
Whether you’re looking for professional staffing solutions or your next career opportunity, staffing agencies can help.
Companies pay staffing agencies to find employees for them. Job seekers can, therefore, turn to staffing agencies to find specific job roles for them or, often, agencies will reach out to potential candidates via email through online portfolios or LinkedIn and other platforms to recommend job openings. Job seekers do not pay staffing agencies; rather, most agencies get paid by the company if they actually place a recruiter job seeker with the company and some companies just pay agencies to do the hunting work for them, even if the recruits don't get placed.
Here are 10 top engineering staffing agencies out there to help you find a job in engineering or to help you recruit talent for your company.
Enser is an engineering company that "can be your mechanical engineering staffing agency." How? The company has delivered design and tooling services for over 70 years, and it's owned and operated by engineers, offering engineering services to a wide array of industries.
"Naturally, we are the best option to connect companies to quality engineering candidates," the company claims.
BairesDev is a leading IT staffing agency in Latin America, working to serve IT staff augmentation services to companies of all sizes all across the globe. That's right, the company has over 1,000 software engineers and is, therefore, recognized as "Top 1% IT Talent" in the region. Its services range from fully autonomous, cross-functional teams to individual expert IT professionals who seamlessly integrate into client projects.
Triplebyte has been recommended as "the best hiring tool at a CTO summit" that was attended by leaders from Apple, Google, Dropbox and Slack. In fact, it's so trustworthy that, when candidates apply to Triplebyte, the agency puts them through rigorous technical interviews. Only 3% make the cut. Then companies can connect with those that have made it through the interview process and, due to Triplebyte's technical screening process, companies can focus on team and culture fit. Companies make offers to a whopping 40% of the candidates they interview, according to Triplebyte.
4. Robert Half
At Robert Half, companies can simply talk to the agency about their staffing needs. Submitting job openings online takes just minutes, as it's simple to do (you can also do it by phone!). And the recruiting specialists will evaluate the skills, experience and corporate culture fit that companies require in order to find the best possible talent for as early as the same day. Rober Half can provide temporary, temporary-to-full-time, project and full-time staffing solutions, thanks to its own full-time specialized employees who can hire on an interim or recurring basis. Plus, there's no cost until you hire one of the recruits!
Peak Technical Staffing asks: "Ready to take on your next engineering challenge? Have your eye on a top company that you know you’d be a great fit for, and can’t get in front of the hiring manager?" Odds are, the staffing agency knows someone who is great for you or an opportunity that would be an awesome fit for you.
"PEAK can help connect you with the opportunity that will complement your current expertise, equip you with additional skills and prepare you for future endeavors," according to the site.
The Panther Group boasts more than 25 years of experience bringing engineering professionals and employers together. Some of the engineering jobs that The Panther Group fills include mechanical engineers, design engineers, aerospace engineers, stress engineers, automotive engineers, marine engineers, naval architects, designers and drafters, electro-mechanicaleng engineers, packaging engineers and so much more.
Trillium Technical Staffing has more than 30 years of experience in the staffing industry, making it a top engineering staffing agency in the country. Trillium Technical prides itself on its reputation and relationships that it says are "built and maintained by some of the nation’s most experienced and driven engineering recruiters." Privately owned companies through Fortune 100 companies trust Trillium Technical for its IT talent needs.
"Our mission is to be recognized as a 'people first' company, providing the communities we serve with quality people, and our employees with a lifestyle that promotes positive growth," according to New Wave People. New Wave People helps engineering companies to find that untapped talent, and it helps engineering professionals to get in front of hiring managers.
At 180 Engineering Talent Solutions, the top disciplines include project management, product management, embedded software engineering, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, systems engineering, manufacturing engineering, quality engineering, test engineering and sales engineering. An impressive 75% of the jobs that 180 Engineering Talent Solutions fills range from executive to junior levels within the product development and manufacturing lifecycle. The top IT roles filled most often? Network administrator, IT help desk, database administrator, IT project manager, systems analyst, information security analyst, web developer and network architect — but the agency can help with any engineering talent and/or job needs.
AllTek Staffing and Resource Group, Inc. places professionals in engineering disciplines in the manufacturing and construction industries in western Pennsylvania. It takes a unique approach in partnering with clients to understand their needs from both a technical and cultural fit, and then adjusting internal resources to best achieve mutual goals. Alltek will place top technical talent on a contract or permanent basis.