Hot Jobs at Meador: AP/AR Clerk and Process Controls Specialist Houston Area

May 31st, 2013

Temporary Accounts Payable and Receivable Clerk

Our client in the Houston area is currently seeking a qualified Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable clerk for a temporary assignment. The position is available immediately. Our client is looking for someone with experience in all aspects of general accounting including accounts payable and accounts receivable. Quickbooks experience is required.

This project is with an exciting and growing company and the position has the opportunity to become a permanent position for the right candidate. Our client values dependability and loyalty and would love to work with an accounting professional who is interested in developing a career with their company.

The position pays between $14 and $16 per hour which is competitive with similar opportunities in the Houston area, according to Salary.com. Contact Meador Staffing right away if you are qualified and interested in this position.

Houston Area Process Controls Specialist.

Are you proficient with Allen Bradley and Delta V. systems? Our client is seeking a specialist with experience in control and maintenance services for all areas of plant control systems. These systems must be applied, utilized, maintained, and developed to meet the needs of the operating units and overall business relating to safety, cost, rate, reliability, and quality. The right candidate will provide routine administrative support for all process control systems including maintaining and adding points to the control system, helping with loop checks, modifying operator displays, responding to system alarms, software backups, documentation, tuning using modern loop tuning techniques, and planned preventive maintenance. Must understand and work with the DCS Alarm system. This position is responsible for completing all safety and environmental training required of a Process Control Specialist.

Our client is looking for 7+ years of experience DCS experience in process controls within the petrochemical, refining or chemical industry. A qualified candidate will have at least an Associate of Applied Science degree in a technical discipline. Our top candidates will possess qualifications using Honeywell TDC3000 including the ability to program and troubleshoot the Honeywell TDC2000/3000. Must be proficient on point building, logic blocks configuration, CL programming, GUS graphic creation, able to understand UCN/LCN configuration and limitations, and hardware troubleshooting. Allen Bradley PLC experience required. Experience in information technologies as applied to process control system design and high degree of computer literacy with loading software, preventative maintenance, Windows Server 2003, and TCP/IP is required.

This direct hire position can pay up to $100K depending on experience.

Contact Meador Staffing today for more information on these or other available jobs.

Optimizing Your Hiring and Search Process: We can help

May 24th, 2013

Have you considered using temporary staffing for your next hiring need? The benefits of working with a local service can include savings of time and money, but can also augment your hiring process.  Professional recruiters prescreen each candidate and only submit the very best for your review. Consider these four ways a staffing agency can help put their skills to your service.

  1. Assist with establishing goals. Your HR department is often pulled in multiple directions. They need to handle payroll and employee retention as well as a number of other functions. Because our recruiters are dedicated to the hiring process, we can provide this service to your company. A staffing agency can work with you and your hiring managers to determine your needs and help find the best candidates for your open positions.
  2. Prescreening and Testing. Screening products are a significant investment, especially when you only need to make use of them occasionally. A staffing service will have access to these tools as part of their day to day business. Figured into the cost of your next hire will be items such as skills testing, background checking, and drug screening. Talk with your local staffing company to see what screening they can provide.
  3. Managing expectations. The most important part of any hiring process is an effective job description. Our recruiters can work with you to develop a killer description that will attract the best candidates. When a recruiter can provide details about skills, salary, and environment the candidates will have a better picture of your business. Give the staffing agency 20 minutes of your time and they will be able to put together a job description for your next opening.
  4. Fall back plans. Bad hires do happen even to the best recruiters. While the prescreening process will help alleviate some of these headaches, occasionally a situation will occur that is less than perfect. In the event that an employee is not meeting their potential a staffing agency can work with you to find a replacement candidate. Temporary to hire agreements can give you 90 days to assess your new employee and determine if they are the best fit.

Are you thinking about working with a local Pasadena agency? Contact Meador Staffing today to see how we can help you! 

How Others Find You Online

May 17th, 2013

It is important to understand exactly how hiring managers use social media online to find candidates. This will allow you to participate on the best sites to attract recruiters. Gone is the day you can arrive at a business with your resume in hand and expect to speak with someone about a job. LinkedIn and Facebook is just the tip of the social recruiting iceberg. Here are four places you will want to consider a presence on the Internet.

  1. A Blog. Recruiters want to see subject matter experts and industry leaders. Develop an online brand that will attract them to you rather than only concentrating on applying to jobs online. Create a blog and consistently post relevant information. Comment on other industry blogs to link back to your own. Include this link on your resume along with LinkedIn and your other contact information.
  2. Look at job feeds online. Companies are embracing technology to allow them to reach more candidates than ever before. They will often push job postings to the web with links directly back to their company website and an application. Look at the companies you most want to work for and follow their job feeds.
  3. LinkedIn. 93% of all recruiters use LinkedIn to find candidates, according to a survey by Jobvite in 2012. For LinkedIn to be effective, it is important to create a complete profile which includes a photograph and a well worded headline. Join groups that are relevant to your industry or hobbies as well as your university alumni group and groups local to your area.
  4. Instagram. The popular photo sharing site probably isn’t the first place you think of when looking for a job, but recruiters are getting creative in their searches. Like Twitter, Instagram uses hashtags (#) to make searches easier.  Recruiters are able to find passive candidates by searching for phrases that may have been tagged by photo uploaders. Consider putting your photos on Instagram and tagging things like your city, your job, or your interests.

Do you want more advice about job searching and the Internet? Contact the professional staff at Meador and see how we can help you! The Pasadena TX staffing experts have the experience and network to help you advance your career and land your next job!

Hot Jobs at Meador: Professional Electrical Engineer

May 10th, 2013

Professional Electrical Engineer needs for an Austin Consulting Firm.

Our client company has been in business for 20 years and they are looking to add an experienced P.E. to their team. The right Professional Electrical Engineer must have five to ten years of experience as a in the industry. Qualified candidates will have extensive experience in medium or high voltage installation, commercial construction, utility pumping, power generation facilities, and public infrastructure. LEED certification is a plus but not required. Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) experience is preferred, including instrumentation and controls.

Project management skills will be incredibly important to ensure that deadlines are met. This position will be responsible for analyzing plans and specs for compliance along with sealing plans and commercial certification. The right candidate will be knowledgeable in CAD and all MS Office applications.

This organization is looking for a team player who can work with the team and grow within the organization. The career path of this position is potentially to become the head the department and eligible for bonuses on the projects. This is a great job for the right engineer.

If you think you are the right fit for this Professional Electrical Engineer position, contact the recruiters at Meador Staffing today!