Hot Jobs at Meador: Senior Analyzer Technician and Forklift Operator

July 26th, 2013

Senior Analyzer Technician

Meador Staffing is currently sourcing candidates for our client company who has an immediate need for a Sr. Analyzer Technician based out of their Houston facility.

The right Senior Analyzer Technician will be responsible for inspection and repairs on Process analyzers and sample systems, perform preventive maintenance on process analyzers, work with general contractors and more.

An Associate’s Degree in instrumentation along with 2 years working experience or a minimum of 5 year’s experience in the maintenance of petrochemical analytical equipment

Salary range is in the mid $80,000 which is comparable to similar positions in the area according to Salary.com.

We are also seeking candidates for Area Applications Engineers throughout the U. S.

These engineers will be based in several us states including Texas.  3 to 5 year’s experience as a field engineer performing cementing, acidizing, stimulation and nitrogen services is required along with a Bachelor’s Degree in engineering.   Minimal travel required.  Salary ranges between $80,000 to $100,000 depending on experience and skill set.  A bonus plan is in place as well. Talk to us for more information about the locations for these positions.

Forklift Operator

Our Clear Lake Branch is currently hiring experienced forklift operators to begin working immediately in Pasadena, TX. We are looking for individuals who are dependable, have a stable work history, and who are experience in operating a sit-down forklift in a fast paced warehouse environment.

Ideal candidates will be flexible to consider either first or second shift positions. Pay begins at $10.00 – $11.00 per hour depending on experience which is the current industry average according to Indeed.com. Occasional overtime hours are available.

If you are open to working 1st or 2nd shift hours and have previous forklift experience, please call us at 281-486-1700 or email your resume to mmartinez@meador.com.

Meador Staffing is always looking for talented individuals in the greater Austin and Houston areas for their open positions. If you want to know more about our current openings contact us today.

Keys to a Candidate Profile: What to Look for on Social Media

July 19th, 2013

So many companies are looking at social media profiles to determine the hireablity of a potential candidate. With this practice still deeply within a legal gray area, it is important to know what is okay to use for hiring criteria and how to apply the information to the process. Here are some ideas of what to look for on a public social media profile before making a hiring decision.

  1. Limit the red flags. Of course one of the reasons for reviewing social media is to look for potential red flags. There may be some things that do not fit within your company culture and values that will eliminate a candidate from the running, but try to leave the candidate’s personal life out of the decision making process. Instead, focus on the things that will make them a good candidate.
  2. See their personality. You may be able to determine from their public profiles whether or not their personality will be a fit with the rest of the members of your team. For example, if your team is very outdoor sports oriented and someone has photos of themselves on hikes and rafting trips, they may get along well with the rest of the department.
  3. Professional information not on their resume. Particularly with LinkedIn you may be able to assess some additional information that was not included on their resume. Are they part of organizations or groups that are part of your industry? Have they won awards or received certifications for their skills? This might provide additional insight on them as a candidate.
  4. Evaluate their communications skills. Are they professional, polite, and friendly in their public posts? Do you see a number of misspellings or grammatical errors? Seeing how someone writes when they are being casual can be a good indicator of how they communicate. Twitter is a good way to assess these skills since the 140 character limit means people have to be creative about their message.
  5. References and recommendations. Professional references can be hit or miss. Many companies have policies of not providing anything other than dates of employment. However, LinkedIn offers a referral platform that most candidates use effectively. Look at the recommendations from former co-workers, employers, or clients to see what they have to say about your potential new employee.

Do you want to know the best ways to use social media to pre-screen a candidate? If you are looking for employment agencies in Deer Park, contact the staffing experts at Meador today.

Be Prepared with an Interview Toolkit

July 12th, 2013

Being prepared for an interview should involve more than printing out your resume and wearing your best navy blue suit. Before scheduling your next meeting, ask yourself, “What can I offer an employer?” It is important to consider the extras that you can provide which will set you apart from the rest of the candidates who interview for the same job. Think of all the ways you can market your specific skills. Consider these tools to add to your interviewing took kit and impress your future employer.

  1. What does the interviewer want? An important shift in your interviewing mindset is to treat the hiring manager like a customer to whom you’re selling a product. Assess your skills and abilities and determine how your “product” can solve immediate problems and improve processes for this company? You need to think creatively about what you have to offer and be able to present it in a way that is above and beyond your competition.
  2. Research the company. Lots of experts give the advice to research the company before an interview, but very few tell you what to do with the information. It isn’t enough just to know who the company is, what they do, and their yearly earnings. A good exercise is to view your role as a consultant. Look at the job description, the company profile, and determine what you can do to help solve their most pressing needs.
  3. Add an extra touch. To make yourself more memorable, think of one thing you can bring with you to the interview to set yourself apart from the competition. Don’t be unprofessional; it is best to leave your pets or knitting projects at home. However, based on your research you can determine something that will prove your value to the company. For example, if their website features humorous bios of each staff member, craft something that fits the overall feel and bring it with you. If you see that their website invites people to “Like!” them on Facebook but they don’t actively post on the site, bring examples of competitors Facebook page or show them how you use Facebook to build an audience.

Are you looking for ways to impress on your next interview? Contact Meador Staffing to see how we can help with the interviewing process.

Hot Jobs from Meador Staffing: Accounting Associate and Area Applications Engineer Positions Available

July 5th, 2013

Accounting Associate

We are currently staffing for an accounting associate position in the northwest Austin area. The ideal candidate will have experience working with car dealerships and will have been responsible for statements, Finance & Insurance installment statements, bank deposits, refund checks, receivables, collections, and 1099s. The position is direct hire with benefits after 90 days. Our client is looking for someone with dedication who is interested in building long term relationships with the company.

The best candidates will have knowledge of accounting procedures on both manual and automated systems. They will be expert at MS Office, especially Excel, and be able to type at least 45 words per minutes. We are looking for a self-starter who is able to handle multiple tasks, is innovative, and very accurate. Must have excellent communication skills and be able to work well with co-workers, management, dealers, vendors, and banks. We are looking for someone with an accounting education along with four years or more in an office environment and working with customers. Must have at least two years’ experience with AR and AP. Contact us for information on the salary and benefits.

Area Applications Engineer

Our client is currently seeking qualified Area Applications Engineers for multiple locations including Denver, Oklahoma City, Dallas/Fort Worth and Houston. Candidates must have a bachelor’s degree in Engineering and minimum of three years’ experience working as a field engineer performing cementing, acidizing, stimulation and nitrogen services as well as within an oilfield. Must be knowledgeable about PowerPro, PowerLink, CemFacts, Mfrac, FracPro, and other applicable engineering software.

The right candidates will provide high level of support to the product line, technical selling, and key field product applications. They will identify new product opportunities and development strategies and interface with product line and local management to support direction and strategies to best maximize opportunities. Our client is looking for individuals who will conduct all business activities according to company policies, legal compliance requirements and our core values. Candidates would be needed to travel up to 15% for these positions.

The pay range begins at $83,000 and may increase based on previous experience which is a competitive pay scale based on similar positions at Salary.com.

 For more information on either position, contact Meador Staffing today!