Hot Job Houston: Environmental Specialist and Shop Boilermaker Helpers

February 15th, 2013

Environmental Specialist for Marine Terminal Facility.

Our client is seeking an experienced Environmental Specialist to provide administrative and technical support to the Marine Terminal Facility’s environmental department. Will maintain and update the compliance management system to maintain the correct permissions with all federal, state, and local agencies. Will also participate with new product review and Management of Change (MOC) processes.

Duties and responsibilities include interacting with and representing the company to government regulatory agencies at all levels, supporting the administrative staff to ensure compliance of all permits, maintaining records and submitting reports as necessary, assisting with the Leak Detection and Repair (LDAR) program, and tracking and reporting on all emissions data from the facility. The right candidate for this job will also stay current with all regulation changes and will attend conferences, seminars, courses, meet with consultants, trade associations and keep up with industry publications. You will evaluate all new business and construction plans through the MOC process to determine the environmental impact and viability. You will be the company representative for environmental issues for customer meetings and audits by preparing necessary documents and reports.

The best candidate will have a degree in Engineering or Environmental/ Natural Science (or related) and 2 to 5 years working in the field. This experience should include air quality issues, hazardous waste management, water treatment, and environmental permitting.  You must possess strong analytical and technical skills. You must have experience with environmental software such as EPA Tanks 4, ALOHA, STEERS, RegAction, etc. Candidates must be local.

If you think you would be a great fit for this position, apply today! If you have any questions about the position, contact the staffing experts at Meador.

Shop Boilermaker Helpers Wanted

Deer Park/LaPorte area company has an immediate need for Shop Boilermaker Helpers.  If you are looking for an opportunity to work overtime, then stop your search now!

This company operates 24 hours a day 7 days a week offering two 12 hours shifts. The best candidates will be dependable, hardworking individuals who are looking for a long term employment opportunity. Responsibilities of a Shop Boilermaker Helpers include repairing and making new fabrication heat exchangers of all types and sizes. You will then bundle the tubes, channels, and shells. Qualified employees must be able to operate various machine tools and equipment.

Candidates will need to commit to 12 hours shifts 7 days a week in a non-climate-controlled warehouse. After the first two weeks you will get one day off and after four weeks you will get two days off. Our candidate is looking for one 1st shift and one 2nd shift employee to start immediately. Position pays $10/hour which is competitive for this type of position per Indeed.com.

If you think you would be a great fit for this position, apply today! If you have any questions about the position, contact the staffing experts at Meador.

Top Ways to Retain Employees | Management Tips

December 21st, 2012

The darkness looming over unhappy employees can spread like a disease throughout your workplace. Once one individual is dissatisfied with their work and environment the attitude can permeate the office. When work performance slips below acceptable standards, it is up to the management to make the necessary steps toward improvement. While you could certainly fire the problem employee, it is much better for the overall morale of the office to try to make that employee happy and engaged again. Here are some ways to make improvements and retain employees.

  1. Try conducting “Stay Interviews.” Rather than waiting until someone quits to ask for feedback, start talking to your current employees about their jobs instead. Talk to them about what they like and what they don’t like about the company, their coworkers, and their bosses. Be sure they know their responses won’t jeopardize their job.  Use this information to make real changes in the office.
  2. Provide positive reinforcement. Unsatisfied employees often feel that way because they only hear negative feedback rather than positive. Employees will leave because they don’t feel respected or valued on the job. Provide recognition for employee accomplishments so they feel ownership in the success of the company.
  3. Ask for regular feedback. Employees should feel comfortable coming to management with their own concerns and questions. Let everyone know you have an open door policy and you welcome all kinds of feedback to make the company better. Also confirm that they understand their jobs won’t be negatively impacted if they come to you with issues they would like to discuss.
  4. Flexible schedules. Work/Life Balance is buzzword in corporate environments but it is an important concept for managers to take into consideration. Many dissatisfied employees are frustrated by spending more time with their coworkers than their families, even if they like each other. This can lead to burnout on the job. Offer flexible hours or ways to earn additional time off. Allow your employees to work from home all or part of the time if possible.

Are you looking for the best ways to improve employee morale? Meador Staffing can offer solutions to help you.    

Hot Jobs | Project Engineer and Certified Forklift Operator

December 14th, 2012

Direct Hire Project Engineer

A New Orleans-based marine terminal is looking for a professional project engineer to add to their team. This great opportunity has several benefits and a great salary.

Qualified individuals for this position will have Bachelor of Science in Engineering, and three 3 or more years working as an engineer for a marine terminal or related industry. Exceptional verbal and written communications are a must. The right candidate must be local. Candidates should be able to show a successful track record in their previous employment and be a great fit with the existing team.

This position is responsible for all project engineering and management support for assigned projects. They will administer the procurement program which will include issuing POs, provide field supervision, approve related invoices, and manage cost control programs. They will establish and keep track of the project costs and schedule. This individual will report directly to the Terminal Engineer.

Compensation will be $80,000 to $100,000 depending on the candidate’s prior experience. This position pays average or slightly above national average according to Salary.com.

Temporary-to-Hire Certified Forklift Operators

A busy and growing Pasadena warehouse facility is looking for experienced forklift operators to join their existing team. First and second shifts are available for qualified candidates looking to start immediately. This company believes investing in their employees’ future and promoting from within, so they are looking for candidates looking to make a career with their organization.

The forklift operators are responsible for moving materials including drums, pallets and super sacks. Forklift operators will unload incoming shipments and arrange them in the designated warehouse space. Safety will be a number one priority for all warehouse employees. Forklift Operators will also prepare products and materials for shipping, ensuring the correct number and quality of items. This employee will be responsible for fulfilling orders according to the customer’s needs.

Qualified candidates must have previous experience with both sit-down and stand-up forklifts. Candidates must have at least two-yeasr prior experience and be able to provide references from their previous employers.  Candidates must have a forklift certification and their own steel toed boots.

The company does offer a 5% shift differential for second shift. The position starts at $10.00 per hour and the rate of pay will increase upon permanent placement. Starting pay is competitive in the area according to Indeed.com.