Maintenance Technician Positions

March 1st, 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

Maintenance Technician – Eau Claire, MI

Looking for a Maintenance Technician with duties to include welding and fabricating, troubleshooting and repair of hydraulics, pneumatics, electrical systems, mechanical machine repair and general plant maintenance. Qualified candidates must have mechanical aptitude, welding, machine repair and knowledge of hydraulics and electrical. This is a temp to hire position with wage starting at $15.00/hr depending on experience.

Maintenance Technician – St Joseph, MI

Local printing company is looking for a Maintenance Technician to install, troubleshoot and repair equipment problems while working with other departments to ensure production needs are met. Troubleshoot all equipment both electrically and mechanically and detect malfunctions to diagnose problems to repair the machines.  This job also entails manufacturing and repairing parts as needed as well as welding, brazing, plumbing, carpentry and sheet metal work.  A Master level Electrician and HVAC Technician  are highly preferred and a one year certificate from college or technical school is also preferred.

Maintenance Technician Journeyman – Benton Harbor, MI

Wood Staffing is looking for a maintenance technician journeyman with 5 years minimum experience in the repair/maintenance of injection molding equipment. Must have troubleshooting experience of hydraulics, electronics, robotics and a basic understanding of plastic injection molding processes. Must be versed in the basics of TPM, PLC and have general knowledge of equipment used in PM/Maintenance of injection molding equipment. Starting wage is depending on experience.

3rd Shift Maintenance Technician – Niles, MI

Qualified candidates must have a minimum of 5 years in the maintenance field and experience with trouble shooting and programming of Allen Bradley Programmable Logic Controllers and H.M.I systems with the ability to program and troubleshoot CNC equipment, proficiency with trouble shooting and repair of all equipment including electrical, hydraulics, pneumatics plus have experience with PLCs. This is a temp to hire 3rd shift position working 10pm-6am Sunday – Thursday plus overtime as needed. Wages starting at $18.00/hr – $20.00/hr depending on experience.

Qualified candidates can apply online at 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.

How Can a Temp Staffing Firm Help Your Career?

February 22nd, 2015

If you’ve been searching for your dream job for awhile now and aren’t having much luck, it may be time to change your strategy. The job hunt process can be time consuming, challenging and exasperating, so why not take on a partner who can help?

A staffing firm can help you find a new position that makes you excited to go to work each day! Recruiters have deep connections with local companies, which often allows them exclusive access to jobs that are never even posted externally. Not only will you be privy to these positions, your staffing firm will also help you polish your resume, prepare for interviews and find the best job to fit your career goals.

3 Common Misconceptions About Staffing Firms

There’s a good chance you’ve heard a lot about staffing firms ─ much of which is probably both unappealing and untrue. If you’ve been hesitant to work with a recruiter, your uncertainty was likely caused by many popular misconceptions. Some of the top mistaken beliefs about staffing firms include:

  1. You can only get temporary jobs. This is very false. Most staffing firms offer a variety of job types, including temporary, temp-to-hire and direct hire. Tell your recruiter what type of position you’re looking for and they’ll help you find it.
  2. All jobs are for entry-level and administrative candidates. This couldn’t be farther from the case! Staffing firms can find positions for everyone from entry-level to executive candidates, in a wide-variety of industries. Some staffing firms offer general placements, while others are specific to certain types of candidates and industries.
  3. You’ll be pressured into taking a position you don’t want. If you choose to work with a reputable staffing firm, this will never be the case. Your recruiter will present you with a variety of job opportunities that may fit your needs and it’s up to you to decide if you’d like to apply for them. No one but you should ever choose the direction of your career.

Looking for a new job in the Michiana area? Contact Wood Staffing. We’re committed to helping you find a rewarding new position with one of the area’s leading employers. Wood Staffing offers access to a variety of temporary, temp-to-hire and direct hire employment opportunities, a skill evaluation, clerical skills training and valuable career advice to ensure you’re headed in the right direction.

Skilled Trades/Production Jobs

February 15th, 2015

Deburring positions are being sought for 1st shift working 6am-4:00pm or 5:00am-4:30pm Monday-Thursday plus overtime as needed. This position will be doing deburring, grinding, finishing and polishing work on metal parts. Qualified candidates must have good close vision and experience with sandblasting, grinding, machine deburring and/or hand deburring using hand tools, knives and a buffing wheel. Manual machine operation experience and a background from a precision machining environment is a plus. Wages starting out at $10.25/hr-$14.00/hr depending on experience and is temp to hire. Please contact Wood Staffing today for these immediate positions or call 574-234-6767 or 269-925-6767.

Wood Temporary Staffing is accepting applications for Tooling/Maintenance positions. Qualified candidates will perform electrical/mechanical repair and maintenance, profile and other grinding of tooling. Must have general electrical knowledge with the ability to troubleshoot electrical and mechanical systems. Will be responsible for tool sharpening and grinding, design and manufacture of jigs and fixtures, as well as purchasing maintenance supplies and tooling. Will work on special projects and assist in production as needed. Must have a high school diploma or GED along with good math skills and be able to read blueprints, wiring diagrams, technical manuals, specifications and be familiar with precision measuring equipment, electrical controls, plant wiring and plumbing. Must have a strong background in electrical wiring and controls and the ability to provide own tools is a plus. Wages start at $15.00/hr-$22.00/hr depending on experience and are temp to hire. For additional information please contact Teresa McCubbins at 574-968-1410 or 269-605-4018.

Quality Tech/CMM Programmer/Operator position is now available for 1st shift in Niles, MI. Responsibilities will include programming and operating a DCC CMM, conducting complete dimensional inspection of components, assemblies and tooling, generating and reporting dimensional results, performing gauge R&R and capability studies. Must have extensive experience with part print reading including geometric dimensioning and tolerancing.  Five years or more of layout experience that includes CMM programming and experience with PC DMIS &/or OPEN DMIS measurement software. ASQ-CQT is preferred. This is a temp to hire position starting at $16.00-$19.00/hr depending on experience. Please apply online today for this great opportunity!

Wood Staffing is currently looking for a Mechanical Maintenance person for 1st shift in Mishawaka, IN to work 6am-2pm plus overtime as needed. Must have knowledge in stamping press, forklift and air compressor repair. Additional knowledge in pneumatic, hydraulic, electrical and schematic reading is desired. This is a temp to hire position starting at $16.00-$18.00/hr depending on experience. For more information please contact Wood Temporary Staffing today or apply online at

Please feel free to browse our open jobs today to find all the jobs available for immediate placement for the right candidates.  Wood Staffing is here to help you in your search for the perfect job or career.  Our experienced staffing coordinators know exactly how to find the perfect fit for you and the companies we work for!


6 Job Interview Questions You Aren’t Asking – But Should!

February 8th, 2015

Interviewing candidates to fill a position at your company is a huge responsibility. Many people may appear great on paper, but lack the personality and values needed to succeed at your organization. Standard skill-based interview questions don’t always touch on company culture, so you may inadvertently be choosing the wrong candidates because you’re not asking the right questions.

6 Questions You Must Ask Every Candidate

Your staffing agency has found an impressive short list of candidates for you to meet, so you already know each person has the skills needed to excel at the position. Ask the following six questions to determine which candidate is the best fit for your company culture:

  1. Describe your preferred management style. Knowing how a person prefers to interact with their manager is key information. If your company tends to give employees a great deal of autonomy, a candidate who prefers a very hands-on management style will probably not thrive at your organization.
  2. Do you typically befriend your co-workers? It’s important to understand the type of relationship a person hopes to have with their colleagues, as this can make or break their level of job satisfaction. For example, a talkative, social person who enjoys getting to know their co-workers probably won’t be happy in an environment where people keep to themselves and rush home at quitting time.
  3. When part of a team, what is your typical role? If the position requires a great deal of teamwork, you want to be sure you’re hiring a candidate who works well with others. Someone who is versatile and willing and able to play any role needed is the ideal candidate, as they can easily work well with all personality types.
  4. Explain your preferred work style. You may not realize it, but your company culture largely defines the work styles of your employees. If a candidate responds that they prefer to work independently, they’re probably not a great fit for your highly collaborative work environment.
  5. What is your ideal company culture? This question is a very straightforward way to learn exactly what the candidate is looking for in an employer. Gauge their thoughts on major issues like organizational values, employee commitment levels, leadership styles and dedication to continued learning to decide if they’re a good fit.
  6. Share a time when you went out of your way for a customer. When customer service is a huge part of your company culture, this question is essential. If the person struggles to come up with a way they’ve inconvenienced themself for a customer, they’re probably not a great choice for the job.

Searching for the ideal Southwestern Michigan/ Northern Indiana area candidate to fill an open position at your company? Partner with Wood Staffing. Our team of staffing experts is here to help you get the people you need, when you need them.

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