Supervisor, Buyer, Quality Control

April 26th, 2015

Wood Temporary Staffing has various job opportunities for experienced and qualified candidates to fill the following skilled positions including many more that are available on our job board.  Currently Wood Staffing is searching for:

Recent Job Opportunities


Plant Supervisor – Stevensville, MI

Plant Supervisor-Must have supervisory, production and scheduling experience. Qualified candidates will need to be familiar with CNC’s and EDM’s and manage hourly employees, report illnesses, tardiness and absences to Human Resources. Oversees production of all parts for inventory and fulfillment of orders. Provide hands on backup when necessary to keep production running. Good communications skills and multi-tasker is a must. Wage is depending on experience. Please contact Rena Graham for more information at rgraham@woodstaffing.com.

Quality Control Auditor – New Troy, MI

Local manufacturing company is looking for a QC Auditor for 2nd shift. Responsibilities include but are not limited to basic blueprint reading, working with a broad range of hand gauges, operating CMM’s, perform all QC floor audits and assist on continual improvement projects. Pay is depending on experience and is a temp to hire position working 3pm-11pm. Please register at woodstaffing.com/apply.

Junior MRO Buyer – Niles, MI

Junior MRO Buyer. Hours: 8:00am-5:00pm Monday-Friday. Will be responsible for placing purchase orders, processing RFQ’s, managing material costs for MRO and materials purchases, developing sourcing strategies for commodities, acting as liaison between Engineering and Production Departments and suppliers, resolving issues with suppliers in cases such as delayed deliveries, damaged goods, or other supply issues, and assisting Purchasing Manager as needed. Must have an Associate’s degree in Business, Accounting, or other related field, with a Bachelor’s degree preferred, as well as a minimum 1-3 years of buying experience, supply chain, or product development background, experience with MS Office and ERP systems, and strong communication and organizational skills. Salary up to $45K depending on experience. Contract to hire position. Qualified candidates can apply online at woodstaffing.com/apply or contact Teresa at 574-968-1410 or 269-605-4018 for details.

Project Superintendent – South Bend, IN

Experienced Project Superintendent needed for a premier building contractor in the Michiana area. Must have a minimum of a 2-year Associate’s Degree or equivalent of 5 years of practical field experience. A thorough knowledge of construction procedures, materials, means and methods, the ability to read/interpret construction documents, drawings and details. Must possess a basic knowledge of commercial building codes, have familiarity with equipment, methods for field layout and basic computer skills. Responsibilities will include project field mobilization and start-up, daily supervision and management of a contracted workforce, logging site activities, performing basic building site layout and coordinating required building permits and inspections. This is a direct hire opportunity with salary based on experience. Qualified candidates can apply at www.woodstaffing.com/apply or contact Teresa at 574-968-1410 for details.

Qualified candidates can apply online at woodstaffing.com/apply. Look to The Wood Companies to fulfill your career dreams and feel free to browse our many other open jobs that are currently available.  Our experienced staffing coordinators know exactly how to find the right fit for you and our clients.

Five Qualities of Great Managers

April 19th, 2015

It’s hard to find managers. It’s even harder to find great managers. However, it’s important to keep searching until you’ve found the right person for the job. Managers have a profound impact on your company. Great ones make people enjoy coming to work each day and empower their team to achieve success. Conversely, lousy managers create disgruntled workers that can’t wait to find a new job elsewhere, so choose wisely.

5 Must-Have Qualities in a Manager

Need to fill a management position at your company? Look for a person that embodies the following five qualities:

  1. Leadership: Managers have the power to help their employees succeed. These people are in a position to recognize the strengths of their team members and remove roadblocks keeping them from success. Any manager can assign tasks, but a great one inspires the entire team to reach their potential and gives them the freedom to try things their own way.
  2. Flexibility: Everything doesn’t always go according to plan, so a great manager must be able to easily adapt to change. Employees look to their manager for guidance, so they need to solve problems quickly. They must also be versatile in their management techniques, as each employee responds to different styles.
  3. Empathy: The best managers are human and they don’t hide behind their authority. They have the ability to connect with employees on a personal level and treat them like people. No one wants to work for a robot. People really value a manager who understands why they need to leave early to catch their child’s softball game or who encourages them to take their vacation time.
  4. Patience: Managers work with a wide variety of personalities all day — some that can be very trying. As an authority figure, it’s important for them to have the ability to keep their cool and remain calm even in the most difficult situations.
  5. Positive Attitude: The manager sets the tone of their team, so you want someone who is bright, energetic and positive. No one wants to work for a person who is mean and intimidating. Seek a manager who can remain optimistic even when times are tough.

Having a little trouble finding the best person for the job? Partner with Wood Staffing. Our team of HR experts is here to help you find the best and brightest candidates in Michiana! Contact us today to learn more.

Employment in Southwest Michigan

April 12th, 2015

Wood Temporary Staffing has various job opportunities for experienced and qualified candidates to fill the following skilled positions including many more that are available on our job board.  Currently Wood Staffing is searching for:

Recent Job Opportunities


CNC Swiss Lathe Machinist - Benton Harbor, MI

Immediate need on 2nd shift working 3:00pm-11:30pm Monday-Friday plus overtime as needed. Seeking individuals with experience in performing machine operation, setup, offsets, tool changes and working with blueprints and measuring tools. Wages $11.00/hr – $18.00/hr depending on experience. Please contact Teresa McCubbins for this great opportunity at 269-925-6767.

Pipefitter – Riverside, MI

1st shift position working 7am-3:30pm and will involve the installation, assembly, fabrication, maintenance, repair and troubleshooting of mechanical piping systems. Must have previous pipefitter experience. Wage is $17.00/hr + to start depending on experience. Must wear steel toe boots. Qualified candidates can apply online at woodstaffing.com/apply.

Construction – Cassopolis, MI

Must have construction, framing and forklift experience, able to work unsupervised and eager to learn. Good carpenter experience is a plus. Company is close to Niles, Cassopolis and Dowagiac. Wage depending on experience starting at $11.00/hr with a raise within 30 days with perfect attendance. This is a temp to hire position. Please contact Rena Graham at rgraham@woodstaffing.com for inquiries.

General Production/Packing – Niles, MI

1st shift position working 6am-2pm Monday-Friday plus overtime as needed. Will do machine operation and tending, parts loading, offloading, parts inspection and packing. Must have stable work history and reliable transportation. Temp to hire positions starting off at $10.00/hr. Qualified candidates should apply with Wood Temporary Staffing at www.woodstaffing.com/apply.

Qualified candidates can apply online at woodstaffing.com/apply. Look to The Wood Companies to fulfill your career dreams and feel free to browse our many other open jobs that are currently available.  Our experienced staffing coordinators know exactly how to find the right fit for you and our clients.

8 Things to Do to Get the Job

April 5th, 2015

The big day is finally almost here — your job interview for a position you really want! You’ve put a great deal of time and effort into your search for the right job, so now is not the time to start relaxing your efforts.

Use the following eight tips to make a great first impression:

  1. Practice, Practice, Practice: Get ready for your interview by preparing responses to commonly asked questions. Have a friend or family member conduct a mock interview with you, so you can practice your delivery.
  2. Dress to Impress: Even if the company has a casual dress code, you still need to wear professional attire to the interview. The way you present yourself to the hiring manager says a lot, so you want to make it clear that you’re very serious about the job.
  3. Be Punctual: There’s very few better ways to make a bad impression than showing up late for your interview. Allow plenty of extra time in case you get lost or run into traffic. You can always wait in the coffee shop down the street if you’re too early.
  4. Come Prepared: Bring several copies of your resume to the interview, as you should never assume the people you’ll be speaking with will print out their own. You’ll also want to put paper and a pen in your bag, so you can take notes. Appearing less-than-prepared gives the impression that you’re not very responsible.
  5. Avoid Negativity: There’s a good chance you’ll be asked why you want to leave your current position. Put any feelings of unhappiness aside and find a positive way to spin your reason for seeking employment elsewhere. If you speak badly about your current company, the interviewer will assume you’ll eventually do the same if hired by them.
  6. Ask Questions: At the end of the interview, the hiring manager will ask if have any questions and you’re expected to say “yes.” You’re also interviewing the company to decide if you’d like to work there, so you’ll appear disinterested if you have nothing to ask. Prepare a few questions in advance in case you’re too nervous to think of anything on the spot.
  7. Follow Up: Promptly send an email to each person you met with during the interview to thank them for their time and reinforce your interest in the position. You don’t want to risk losing out to another candidate because of this small, yet important, formality.
  8. Choose Great References: Your references have the power to make or break your chances of getting the job, so choose them wisely. If you’re even the slightest bit unsure if a person will speak highly of you, don’t use them.

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