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Workforce Development Specialist

Company: Helfrich Brothers Boiler Works
Location: Lawrence
Posted on: May 9, 2022

Job Description:

JOB DESCRIPTION:
The Workforce Development Specialist plays a key role in ensuring staffing requirements are met by recruiting and selecting qualified, skilled candidates to work for Helfrich Brothers Boiler Works. The Workforce Development Specialist is responsible for staffing, including recruiting skilled techs, evaluating job candidates, and building networks to attract qualified candidates. In addition to recruitment, the Workforce Development Specialist is responsible for developing Helfrich Brothers' employees, including managing the Helfrich Training Center. This position will have an estimated 40-50% travel required.

DUTIES / RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Responsible for developing a pipeline of qualified applicants for all divisions of the company through several strategic alliances such as Trade Schools, State and Federally funded adult re-education organizations, community centers, job fairs, unemployment agencies
- Community outreach
- Apprenticeship programs
- Increase employee satisfaction
- Responsible for coordinating Training Center in Lawrence, MA to further develop current Helfrich Brothers' employees.
- Work with Helfrich Brothers' employees to increase employee retention and reduce turnover.
- Building and maintaining relationships with internal and external parties to ensure staffing goals are achieved
- Participating in community recruiting events
- Represent the company at community outreach events and campus events
- Social media and marketing
- Community job programs
- Job board sourcing
- Creating networks with trade schools or colleges
- Manage the recruiting process, including interviews, background checks, drug tests, and document verifications during the onboarding process.
- Travel to trade shows and job fairs
- Off-hour availability
- Other duties as assigned

EDUCATION / SKILLS / EXPERIENCE:
- Advanced degree preferred or multiple years of trade experience
- Ability to work independently and take initiative
- Strong verbal and communication skills
- Excellent time management and multitasking skills
- Must be able to develop strong recruiting strategies
- Must be able to identify sources and build networks
- Strong negotiation skills
- Proficiency with Microsoft Office
- Must be able to maintain and source through job board resumes

WORK ENVIRONMENT:
The work environment characteristics described here represent those an employee will encounter while performing the essential functions of this job. Work will be performed in an office setting but can be temporarily remote. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to work near moving mechanical parts; work in high, precarious places; fumes or airborne particles; toxic or caustic chemicals; outdoor weather conditions; risk of electrical shock and vibration. The noise level in the work environment may be loud.

Keywords: Helfrich Brothers Boiler Works, Lawrence , Workforce Development Specialist, Other , Lawrence, Massachusetts

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