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June 2017


Welcome Back,

Since summer has arrived, we have been working away at some great projects that we are happy to share with you. In fact, this month we are straying away from our usual Featured Candidates & Positions in favor of sharing more of the positions that we have open. We also have some information on a rising working trend we are seeing in the manufacturing industry, see the article below for details!


Featured Positions

Quality Manager, Eastern USA

Our client is a $14 Billion global manufacturer, known for it's outstanding quality and durable products, has retained us to find a key team member of it's team. We are seeking a quality manager for a high-volume parts facility - most of its business being with the automotive industry. This role will cover all avenues of quality in the facility: customer, manufacturing, quality systems, and quality services. The successful candidate will have solid leadership experience, a background in the automotive industry and an understanding of advanced quality processes. Email or contact Speranca Hurmiz for more details or call 313-887-8300 ex.101

Lean and Continuous Improvement Manager, Ohio

The client is a global leading supplier to the automotive, industrial and aerospace industries. Reporting to the plant manager, this position is responsible for the continuous improvement of all functions of this fast-paced manufacturing facility. With 5-6 direct reports, the successful candidate will be a hands-on leader with experience in the automotive industry. Email for more details or call 313-887-8300 ex.103.

Facilities Engineering Manager, Northeastern USA

Our client company is an outstanding organization with an undeniable reputation as the worldwide leader in its product area. Reporting to the Vice President, this position will lead all maintenance projects of this 1 million square-foot facility. This position will be a hands-on leader responsible for meeting all legal/safety requirements related to the building, expansion & construction projects, capital equipment installations, energy savings and outside contractors. Email for more details or call 313-887-8300 ex.103.

General Manager, Kentucky USA

Established in 1924, this manufacturer is a pioneer in it's industry and prides itself on the high quality craftsmanship of it's products. Reporting to the COO, this is the top position inside a brand new facility. The General Manager will be responsible for all functions, driving change, gaining efficiency and full profit & loss responsibility. The successful candidate will be a proven dynamic leader with solid manufacturing experience - experience in the wood industry is preferred. Please contact to apply or for more information.

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The Rise of the Remote Worker in an Unexpected Industry

Here at Tier One we have noticed an upswing of candidates who either work remotely or have expressed interest in doing so. For many industries (mostly the tech industries) this is already the norm but since we work primarily with candidates from the manufacturing industry, this trend has been unexpected. Here is a look at the latest workforce industry patterns as they relate to employees working remotely.

Before diving into the stats, there is a need to make a distinction. The more established terms for remote work are “telework” and “telecommuting”. Both mean the substitution of technology (phone, email, video chat etc.) for travel but there is one difference. Telework includes bringing work home or checking work emails while at home. Telecommuting more specifically means using technology instead of commuting to work (source: This article will focus on the telecommuting aspect of remote work.

According to, the number of employers offering flexible workplace options in 2017 compared to 2012 rose by 40%. Regular telecommuting grew by 115% in the past decade, nearly 10 times faster than the rest of the workforce. This statistic does not include those who are self-employed. This information is based off of the America Community Survey (ACS) produced by the U.S. Census Bureau.

While Manufacturing is not one of the top industries hiring remote workers, the industry has seen an increase of employees who are spending at least some of their time working remotely. Between 2012 and 2016, there has been a 4% rise of remote work in the Manufacturing/Construction industries (see chart below, source:


There are numerous personal, economical, and environmental reasons why remote work is beneficial but there are also some drawbacks. These are beyond the scope of this article but there are many sources of this information. For a very thorough list of the benefits and costs to working remotely, see

From a recruitment perspective, there are some very important advantages to the manufacturing industry for installing a telecommuting program. Being open to the idea of remote workers broadens your source of talent immensely. In our business, the number one reason why a great candidate will not consider a new opportunity is because they cannot relocate – even if it sounds like their dream job.

Offering the option to work remotely will capture the interest of these candidates therefore increasing your pick of high quality candidates. There are certain skills within the manufacturing industry that are currently very high in demand and so offering the option to work remotely will give you as an employer a competitive edge against other hiring companies and help you to fill any skills gaps.


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