Manufacturing Recruiting Firm

Top Candidate Recruiting connects manufacturing companies with job seekers who are the right talent and fit for a successful hire.

We locate qualified candidates who can hit the ground running because we know manufacturing from the inside out. Before recruiting, we served as manufacturing supervisors, quality and process engineers and plant managers in union and non-union manufacturing companies.

As a manufacturing recruiting firm, we understand what you’re looking for in top candidates because we’ve walked in your shoes. We know how open positions can impact throughput. We know the struggles of meeting customer demands while trying to get a handle on employee overtime. We understand how overwhelmed, stressed employees can affect quality.

Searching for the right candidate takes resources. When you turn to Top Candidate Recruiting, a manufacturing recruiting firm, you shift the time-consuming responsibility of recruiting to a trusted partner, which allows you to focus on day-to-day operations and future growth.

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Manufacturing Job Seekers

Some companies do not post their jobs. Instead, they work with manufacturing recruiting firms. That’s where we can help you. We’ve developed strong partnerships with top-notch manufacturing companies across the U.S. and specifically, mid-west manufacturing. We work directly with executives and hiring managers to get you quality interviews for positions that match your skills, experience and long-term goals.

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Manufacturing Employers

We know how a successful manufacturing executive or manufacturing manager can help take your business to the next level. When you work with us, you’ll receive qualified candidates for even those hard-to-fill, technical positions. As executive headhunters, we handle everything from the initial assignment through the final offer, and communicate every step of the way.

Top Candidate is the Manufacturing Recruiting Firm that you need to call!

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“Betty Serafino is a consummate professional. I’ve worked with her on numerous recruiting projects and had given her “tough to fill” assignments. She’s never let me down. She spends considerable time and effort to understand the company and the needs before working on a placement. She’s an excellent listener, and adjusts her search based on the feedback she’s given. I see a very bright future for folks like Betty who demonstrate their integrity and their outstanding professionalism in their work.”

Kathleen L, HR Consultant

“Betty is extremely skilled in finding the necessary competencies I seek when filling positions throughout my corporation, therefore an effective business partner and integral part in accomplishing my talent management initiatives.”

Elaine L., Vice President of Human Resources

“Top Candidate Recruiting has helped us with our staffing needs several times over the years. Betty is so good at assessing the situation, ascertaining the skills needed and putting us in touch with qualified candidates. We appreciate the prompt and professional service she provides.”

Glenn B., CPA/ABV, Partner

Our hands-on experience in manufacturing is evident when we talk with hiring managers and candidates about manufacturing jobs. When we recently talked with an engineering manager about an open position, our president said, “It’s very loud in your plant. Are you running a 1600-ton press?” How many recruiters can talk about the manufacturing process and use a conversation starter like that?

At Top Candidate Recruiting, we were hired by one of our clients to conduct a search for a quality engineer with specific automotive engineering experience. If you’re working with a recruiting firm whose niche isn’t manufacturing, there might be a learning curve. For us, we immediately went to work and identified candidates who had in-depth knowledge and expertise with TS16949, PPAPS, preproduction runs and capability studies. From our own experiences on the production floor, we had the knowledge to find the right candidate.

While scouting for a process engineer, how many recruiters can ask candidates about aluminum extrusions and what types of tolerances need to be held for their automotive customers? We can.

No matter the role, we look for candidates who can “roll-up their sleeves” and interact with all levels of an organization. We probe into their backgrounds and we listen carefully to evaluate their competencies. We do all of this before you even see a resume from a manufacturing candidate.

Unlike other recruiting firms that specialize in general searches, we really speak the language. That’s a huge advantage for manufacturing companies. We’re recruiters who know lean manufacturing, product flow, automation and assembly operations. We’ve been involved in the manufacture of wire harnesses, fasteners, stamping, roll forming, zinc and aluminum die casts, electronics, injection molding, plastic and aluminum extrusions, as well as managed clean rooms.


Top Candidate Recruiting assists manufacturing companies with executive and technical staffing needs. By partnering with a manufacturing recruiting firm, we’ll take on the responsibilities for you of evaluating manufacturing resumes, manufacturing candidate profiles and setting up initial interviews. This allows you to focus more on staying ahead of the competition within your industry. In short time, you’ll be better poised for growth with productive employees — with the right attitude — who are the best at what they do in the manufacturing industry.

We take on the responsibilities of searching and recruiting the candidates that you need for your plant operations so you can devote time to focus on meeting the needs of current customers and expanding your customer base.

As a manufacturing recruiting firm, Top Candidate Recruiting places plant managers, general managers, materials managers, facilities managers, engineering managers, sales managers and plant controllers across multiple industries. As executive recruiters, Top Candidate Recruiting identifies, evaluates and recruits for every manufacturing position from machinists to staff engineers to executive-level professionals.

As an executive search firm, we’ve placed candidates for leading companies in Automotive manufacturing and engineering, Stamping, Plastics Injection Molding manufacturing, Medical Device manufacturing and engineering, Electronics manufacturing and food processing manufacturing and engineering.

Top Candidate Recruiting is a woman-owned business, so working with us can help you meet your minority business goals.

If you want to work with a manufacturing recruiting firm who understands your industry, we’re the manufacturing recruiters you want to contact. Let our focus on manufacturing and engineering connect you with knowledgeable and motivated candidates who can help you stay ahead of the competition.