General Production/Southwest Michigan

November 16th, 2014

Southwest Michigan Production Facilities have various job opportunities for experienced and qualified candidates and Wood Temporary Staffing is working hard to fill these positions including many more that are available on our job board.

Recent Job Opportunities

Field Service Technician – Riverside, MI

Field Service Technician will coordinate activities concerned with installing equipment, investigating and resolving customer reports of technical problems with equipment and eliminating future operational or service difficulties. This position will test control systems, electrical, pneumatic, hydraulic and flow controls, write and review reports with the engineering department on product malfunctioning, as well as troubleshoot and provide on-site technical assistance to make repairs. Must have an Associates Degree, as well as knowledge of Heat Treat Equipment and/or Non Ferrous equipment, process gasses, process control instrumentation and PLC usage. Must be able to read electrical schematics and plumbing diagrams, be able to troubleshoot wiring using multi-meters and amp probes and be able to program and adjust PLC’s and troubleshoot systems. Proficiency in MS office and some PLC programming (Honeywell, Eurotherm, etc) is required. Electrical certificate/training, especially working with high voltage power is desired. Valid un-restricted driver’s license and valid or ability to obtain a passport is also required. Hours will be 7:00am-3:30pm with overtime expected when traveling. 40-45 hours/week. $20.00/hr – $30.00/hr depending on experience. To inquire about this opportunity please contact Teresa McCubbins at or call 269-605-4018.

Web Press Operators – St. Joseph, MI

Immediate 2nd & 3rd shift openings for a St. Joseph, MI printing company. This position will do line off loading, stacking pallets and visual inspection. Must be able to lift 30-40lbs regularly and up to 70lbs on occasion and be able to keep up with the pace of the machines and be able to work 8-12 hour shifts depending on production needs. A stable work record and reliable transportation are preferred and these are temp to hire positions with a pay rate of $9.25 per hour plus a .45 cent shift premium. Contact Stacy Bower at 269-605-4133 today for this great opportunity.

Mechanical Engineer – Riverside, MI

Mechanical Engineer will research, plan and design mechanical and electro-mechanical products and systems. Direct and coordinate activities involved in the fabrication, operation, application, installation and repair of mechanical or electro-mechanical products and systems. Must have a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering and computer skills including MS Office, AutoCAD, SolidWorks and Inventory Software (PBCS). Previous experience in the Heat Treat Furnace Industry is desired. Hours are 8:00am – 5:00pm Monday – Friday. This is a direct hire position with a salary of $70K – $75K + depending on experience. For more information please contact Teresa McCubbins or apply online at

Mail Dept workers – St. Joseph, MI

Mail department positions available for 1st shift 7am-3pm Monday-Friday with a starting wage of $8.50 per hour. Duties include line tending, putting items coming off the machines into mail bags and mail totes and doing visual inspections for mail addresses, etc. Must be able to lift 30-40lbs regularly and up to 75lbs on occassion and be able to keep up with the pace of the machines. For further inquiries please contact Stacy Bower 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. If you would like to apply for these positions or any other positions we have available, please go to to apply online or call us at 269-925-6767 to inquire.

Employment in Michiana

November 9th, 2014

Michiana Production Facilities have various job opportunities for experienced and qualified candidates and Wood Temporary Staffing is working hard to fill these skilled positions including many more that are available on our job board.  Currently Wood Staffing is searching for:

Recent Job Opportunities

Dental Lab Production Manager – South Bend, IN

Dental Lab Production Manager needed to lead, perform the setup, process and troubleshooting of denture production lines including managing the cost center budget for the department. An Associate’s Degree in Dental Science or the equivalent is needed plus a CDT certification with a minimum of 5 years dental lab experience in processing dentures, crowns and bridges with at least 2 years of demonstrated leadership experience. Digital dentistry/scanning experience is preferred. Must be motivated, innovative, results-oriented and customer-oriented with the ability to setup, process and troubleshoot denture production issues. Excellent PC, organizational, time management and multi-tasking skills as well as detail oriented is preferred. Competitive salary with bonus potential. Excellent health benefits, 401 (K) savings plan and paid time off. For more information please contact Rena Graham at or apply at

Production Scheduler/Planner - Buchanan, MI

Production Scheduler/Planner with a minimum of 2 years production planning experience in a manufacturing environment. Strong mathematical/statistical skills with an understanding of Manufacturing Resource Planning (MRP). Excellent written and verbal communication, proficient computer skills and exceptional with Excel. Qualified candidates are responsible for preparing, planning and scheduling all production requirements for all operations on both shifts and wage is depending on experience.  For more information please contact Rena Graham at (574) 968-1411 or (269) 605-4131.

Administrative Assistant – South Bend, IN

Must have previous administrative assisting experience and proficiency in MS Word, Excel and Outlook/Outlook Calendar. Must be detail oriented and have experience with multi-line phones and general office duties. Background in the construction field is a plus. This is a full time, temp to hire position working 8am-5pm Monday – Friday starting at $13.00/hr. All interested candidates can contact Teresa McCubbins at 574-968-1410 or apply online at

Quality Control Manager – Buchanan, MI

Must have ISO and OSHA Standards/Requirements and 5 years Quality related experience with at least 3 years in a QC management position. Utilizing quality tools such as 8D, strong background in auditing both internally as well as outside vendors. Process improvement such as Lean, Kaisan or 5S with strong written, verbal and analytical problem solving skills, computer literate and proficient with Microsoft Office. Must be able to read blueprints, be able to devise and establish a company’s quality procedures, standards and specifications, set up, maintain controls and documentation procedures and have the ability to work as a team or independently. Qualified candidates are responsible for auditing departments to ensure ISO 9001 is met, completing customer requested quality documents and manage the Quality Department personnel. Wage is depending on experience.  For information on this position please contact Rena Graham 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.

Career Advancement Strategies for 2015

November 2nd, 2014

November has officially arrived, meaning that 2015 is just around the corner. If you’re ready to make a big career move next year, now is the time to start preparing. Get a jumpstart on other candidates by using the last two months of the year to start 2015 off as a competitive force who won’t stop until you’ve achieved everything on your resolution list.

Four Employment Trends to Watch in 2015

Want to know what’s in store for the new year? Prepare yourself for the following four employment trends:

  1. Increased Importance of Cultural Fit: Sure, employers need you to have the basic skills it takes to get the job done, but in 2015, your personality may carry more weight than your resume. Companies are increasingly placing a stronger emphasis on cultural fit, as skills can be learned, but personality traits aren’t as easy to change.
  2. Internships for Everyone: Traditionally, internships have strictly been used by college students to gain the experience needed to get a job upon graduation. However, this will change in 2015 as professionals of all ages will begin using internships as a way to gain the skills needed to transition into a new career or remain competitive on their own. So, don’t immediately discredit internship postings just because you’ve been in the workforce for 15 years.
  3. Greater Reliance on Referrals: Referrals have been quickly gaining traction as the way to find top talent and this sentiment will continue in 2015. It’s important to keep in touch with your existing contacts and continue to grow your network to stay in-the-know. Reach out to former colleagues on LinkedIn, attend professional networking events and volunteer your time to a worthy cause to get your name out there.
  4. More Emphasis on Social Media: Employers will be checking popular social media sites like Facebook and Twitter and scouring the Internet to find well-written, influential blogs relevant to their industry to find candidates. If you don’t already use these means to share your thoughts on industry-relevant trends, now is the time to get started.

Ready to make a fresh start in 2015? Contact Wood Staffing today. We’ve been helping Michiana area candidates advance their careers since 1978. We look forward to hearing from you!

Skilled Trades/Production Jobs

October 26th, 2014

CNC Press Brake Setup/Operators are being sought for in Niles, MI for 2nd and 3rd shifts. Qualified candidates must have prior CNC Press Brake/ Setup and experience with back gauges.  Programming is a plus but not required. This position will train on 1st, then move to 2nd or 3rd and starts at $13.13/hr and will be temp to hire.  A CNC Press Brake Operator is needed in the Baroda, MI area and will run CNC Press Brakes, read blueprints, hold very close tolerances, be able to lift up to 50lbs and stand on feet all shift.  This is a fast paced environment and is 1st shift working 6am-2pm with overtime as needed. Starting at $16.00/hr depending on experience. 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 Tool & Die Repair in Niles, MI to work 2nd shift 2pm-10pm and overtime as needed. Must have extensive background in Tool & Die with the ability to troubleshoot and repair single station, compound and progressive dies, fixtures and roll-forming dies both in the press and on the bench. Qualified candidates must be able to read, understand and interpret blueprints and possess a Journeyman’s Certification.  Starting wage is $20.50/hr. 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!


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