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Tradesmen International, Inc. Staffing Specialist- Marine in Newport News, Virginia


We are looking for a full time Maritime Craftsmen Staffing Specialist whose primary responsibility will be to recruit, interview, hire, and dispatch qualified Maritime Craftsmen of varying experience levels. It is the Staffing Specialist’s role to ensure overall workforce optimization and to successfully build and manage a safe, stable, productive and skilled workforce.

Tradesmen International is recognized nationally – by leading contractors and trade associations – as the construction industry’s premier source for high-caliber skilled Craftsmen. The Staffing Specialist serves as a spokesperson for Tradesmen International as one of the first points of contact that potential Craftsmen have with the company. This position requires the Specialist to have a clear understanding of Tradesmen International’s mission, core values, business model and how we establish ourselves as the employer of choice in the Maritime Construction and Shipyard markets.

Major Responsibilities:

Drive Safety Culture – Support the ongoing commitment to safety through adherence to all safety protocol throughout the employee hiring, training, and orientation process.

  • Ensure only the right, safety-minded Craftsmen are being hired and dispatched

  • Conduct thorough and compliant interviews and follow all interview protocol

  • Maintain high standards for obtaining necessary jobsite information

  • Maintain accurate employee records regarding safety and safety training

Fill Orders – Fill orders with qualified, safety-minded Craftsmen by managing pipeline of current and former employees, maintaining accurate and comprehensive employee records, and cultivating local networks to generate referrals when new recruits are needed.

  • Own the hiring decision for new Tradesmen Marine Craftsmen

  • Drive employee commitment and retention through effective engagement and employee utilization strategies

  • Manage relationships with Account Executives to ensure clear line of sight into project needs and employee resources

  • Drive referrals through employee and client relationships, and a relentless effort to always identify new opportunities to garner the interest of local Craft Professionals

Coordinate Projects – Create the game-plan to effectively fill incoming orders and provide ongoing oversight of existing projects by staying on-top of project end-dates, client needs, and opportunities to upsell.

  • Participate in daily operations meetings and support sales by leveraging opportunities to utilize existing employee resources and new hires

  • Ensure timely and relevant updates of project end-dates and availability of currently working employees

  • Support projects across Tradesmen and ensure collaboration with other local offices and support functions


  • Marine/Shipyard Industry knowledge and prior Staffing/Recruiting experience is highly preferred

  • Desire to work in a high-energy, fast-paced team environment

  • Be self-motivated and goal oriented

  • Have desire to constantly interact/communicate with various personalities maintaining solid working relationships with both skilled trade workers and our sales personnel

  • Must be dependable, responsible, have a good attitude and be willing to work hard

  • It is essential to be capable of juggling multiple tasks simultaneously

  • Time management and organization are necessary for success in this role

  • Need basic computer skills including on-line job board usage

  • Familiarity navigating iCIMS or other Applicant Tracking Systems would be extremely helpful


Total Rewards Benefits include competitive pay with annual incentive bonus potential. Benefits include 401k, paid vacation, paid sick time, paid holidays, medical, dental, short term disability, and voluntary supplemental life insurance.

The salary for this position is $50,000. Employees in this position may also, in some circumstances, be eligible for bonus payments on top of the salary payments described above provided the employee meets the requirements of the applicable bonus plan.

Recruiter Name

Cara Ashworth


US-VA-Newport News

Posted Date 2 weeks ago (5/6/2024 1:30 PM)

Req ID 2024-348619

Category Recruiter

Job Board IN

Location US-VA-Newport News

Employment Type Regular Full-Time