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Featured Candidates & Positions

July 2017


Hello and Welcome Back,

This month will be a blast from the past as we share with you the recruitment efforts of manufacturing companies from over 100 years ago. We pulled some old job postings from Michigan's historical newspapers and compiled some of the best ones here for your reading pleasure. You will be amazed to see how far we've advanced in terms of publicizing job opportunities and attracting candidates. But first, here are our current featured candidates and positions. Thanks for reading!


Featured Candidates

Plant Quality Manager – (Midwest USA but relocatable)

This candidate has very strong experience within the automotive and aerospace industries. He has very good leadership and technical skills, directly managing a quality team of 30 within an automotive plant of 800 headcount. He has made significant improvements for two different plants for his current automotive supplier employer, over the last 11 years. This candidate also has experience in implementing Quality systems including the new IATF 16949 standard. Please contact for more information about this candidate.

China based, Plant General Manager

This candidate is an outstanding Chinese national with over 18 years' experience in working with 2 western companies. He has a strong manufacturing background, working his way up to plant management and now general management (USD $120 Million business). In his current position, he has grown the team and revenues from $78 Million to $122 Million (in 3 years), while improving EBIT by 8%. He has experience in the automotive, industrial, and consumer products industries. He is a mechanical engineer with a an MBA from a US university. His preference is to stay with a USA or European company and be based within 2 hours drive to Shanghai. Please contact for more information about this candidate.

Featured Positions

Industry Segment Leader, Southeastern USA

A fourteen billion dollar global manufacturing company is seeking someone to set direction for industrial power transmission market segment across the Americas. The person will be responsible for growing top line revenues and overall gross profit margin. The successful candidate will come from a background of product line management, technical product marketing or advanced business development. Email for more details or call 313-887-8300 ex.101.

Technical Sales Leader, Northeastern USA

This company is an outstanding organization that is very committed to its employees – during the recession in 2008 and 2009, there were zero layoffs globally. In this role you will be responsible for selling capital equipment to automotive Tier One Suppliers and OEM’s in the NAFTA region. The company will provide full product training but you will need previous experience in selling vision inspection systems, testing equipment, or automation equipment. It is also helpful to have an understanding of automotive quality and safety requirements. Email or call 313-887-8300 ex.101 for more information or to apply.

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Help Wanted: A Glimpse at Historical Job Ads of Michigan Newspapers

In the recruiting industry, a lot of importance is placed around the wording of job postings - but was it always this way? For your entertainment, we dug up old job ads (100 years or older) from Michigan Newspapers to see how employers communicated open positions to the public. While many of these ads are humorous to us now, they also lend us a glimpse into our past. A collection of old job ads can tell a story of what was happening in society at the time, what industries were booming and what the economy was like in general. It makes us curious to know how future generations would perceive today’s job postings.

These job ads were found in old Newspapers via the Library of Congress website and were made available to the public by the efforts of Central Michigan University, Clarke Historical Library. We hope you find these as enjoyable as we have.


Any takers for 10-hr days and 22.5 cents an hour?? Only males though.
Sourced from: Charlevoix County Herald (East Jordan, MI) May 19, 1916.


Clearly the refrigerator business was booming in 1907.
Sourced from: Belding Banner (Belding, MI) August 29, 1907.


This one is a little harder to read, it says:

"WANTED - Two persons, men or women (good opportunity for retired farmers), all or part of a time, to assist local dealer to sell standard merchandise. Ex-Cel-O Company, Marion, Mich."
Alma Record (Alma, MI) July 26, 1917.


Grand Rapids - the land of economic promise in 1917. Sourced from the Belding Banner (Belding Michigan) July 18, 1917.


"WANTED - Superintendent for furniture factory out of the city employing 150 men: business established and situation permanent: will pay good wages to competent man: none need apply who cannot furnish good references, to both character and ability. Address room 38 care of Morton House." Telegram-Herald (Grand Rapids, MI) July 30, 1891.


"WANTED - A bushelman; must be a sober and steady man and good mechanic; good mechanic [typo?]: good salary and steady work the whole year. Inquire at Fletcher Place, 36 South Division-st. between the hours of 10 and 12 a.m." Telegram-Herald (Grand Rapids, MI) October 10, 1891.


Champion Ignition Co. was founded by bike racer and Frenchman, Albert Champion in 1908. He moved to Flint to supply his spark plugs to GM founder William Durrant (source: GM Heritage Center). Belding Banner (Belding, MI) April 18, 1917.


Wondering who thought being a married man would make someone a better candidate! Sourced from: The Belding Banner (Belding, MI) April 18, 1917.


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