Key Skilled Manufacturing Candidates

Manufacturing is mission-critical to a healthy U.S. economy. The value of U.S. manufacturing in total annual GDP represents the ninth largest economy in the world, according to the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM). But finding a skilled workforce to support this industry is becoming increasingly challenging.

Our clients’ concerns are our concerns. Our recruiters keep abreast of the trends in the manufacturing industry and understand these challenges. We pride ourselves on the ability to add the “right” people to a client’s organization through the utilization of our professional staffing services. Let us help you find the right talent for your key specialized manufacturing roles.

Explore a partial listing of our Skilled Manufacturing Candidates available below. We place positions in plant management and engineering as well as positions from our other four key disciplines. If you are searching for a specialized candidate with a certain skill set or would like a more detailed listing of top talent, please contact one of our search consultants today and they will help you find the perfect fit.

IT Manager/Director

Candidate with extensive IT Leadership experience in international manufacturing organizations is seeking a new opportunity in the greater Knoxville area. Specific strengths include building customer-focused teams and ERP selection and deployment. Strong references and recommendations. Salary expectations $90-110K. Ref #K001

Operations Leader

Versatile, collaborative leader with experience in Fortune 500 and Private Equity-owned companies seeks strategic leadership role with a growing company in the Southeast (Knoxville is first choice). Background includes experience and accomplishments in finance, supply chain, information technology, and analytics. Salary expectations $115-125K. Ref #K002


MBA with big-picture perspective and hands-on mentality seeks an opportunity in the greater Knoxville area. Excellent references, stable work history and consistent career progression make this candidate a rare find. Top performer with plant-level and corporate financial leadership experience. Salary expectations $130-150K. Ref #K003

Purchasing Manager

Candidate with recent automotive industry purchasing experience is seeking an opportunity in upper East Tennessee/Tri-Cities area. Experience includes establishing supply chain function and ERP implementation for a start-up manufacturing operation. Salary expectations $95-100K. Ref #K004

Operations Director

Chattanooga area candidate with hands-on responsibilities, great experience and professionalism has had full P&L responsibility, handled the operation activities, production control for the manufacturing, overseen Accounting, HR and IT departments. Worked in high mix, low volume type manufacturing facility, 3 shifts, 24/7 under 2.1 million sq. ft. Very experienced with lean methodologies, Six Sigma, changed management, continuous improvement and working across multiple Teams to improve quality and products. He currently lives in Franklin area. Salary range $95,000 – $115,000. Ref #C001

Quality Manager

Chattanooga area Quality Manager candidate within different manufacturing companies. He has managed salaried and hourly employees up to 300 employees along with managing 3 shifts. The catalyst for implementing, administering and managing a QMS system from ground up. Great demeanor, approachable person and understands the manufacturing importance of a QMS. He is a Licensed Six Sigma Black Belt, has trained, and mentored other Quality personnel. Salary range $90,000 – $110,000. Ref#C002

Purchasing Manager

Very talented Chattanooga area candidate has worked in a Manufacturing and Distribution Facility, with the raw material galvanized steel and sheet metal. Great success with streamlining purchasing and inventory management processes, vendor management negotiations and forecasting, coordinating purchasing between multi-locations, along with improving scrap metal recycling programs. Candidate will be finishing his MBA in the next month. Salary range $70,000 – $80,000. Ref #C003

Senior Financial Analyst

Experienced manufacturing Senior Financial Analyst with 10 years’ experience looking for a company in the Chattanooga area. Has outstanding budgeting, forecasting skills and tactical planning for multi-site, multi-location companies. Communicated financial results to Senior Management. Salary range $80,000 – $95,000. Ref #C004