Positions regularly filled by our team include:

LEAD provides skilled machinists with a variety of skill levels and experience working on conventional lathes, mills, vertical turret lathes, drill press, 5-axis, programming and operating.  We possess an exceptional ability to match client needs of specific certifications along with drug testing and background checks based on our Mechanisms of Service Excellence.

LEAD provides welders experienced with GMAW, SMAW, FCAW, GTAW with certifications as required by your region, state, and project specifications, i.e., ABS, WABO, ASME, AWS.

Working within precise limits and standards of accuracy, our highly experienced pipefitters provide prefabrication, installation and service for new construction, plant or facility expansion, government, healthcare and industrial projects.

Our experienced recruiting team will match experienced and safety certified professional millwrights to your job requirements on a national level.

Installation, troubleshooting, and repair of industrial mechanical systems and equipment to include, but not limited to, conveyors, compressors, turbines, blowers and heat exchangers as well as set, align and balance various industrial equipment and related components.

Industrial electricians, instrumentation and commissioning technicians nationwide based on each customers’ specific needs.  LEAD also verifies and confirms state specific license and certification requirements.

Fully vetted and screened personnel who can set up rigging at manufacturing & industrial plants, shipyards and construction sites. Under client supervision our riggers can assist with aligning and anchoring machinery, attaching loads, or controlling the movement of heavy equipment. Working with our clients on certification verification and adherence, we partner to ensure safety practices are followed at all times.

LEAD has all back-office support necessary to manage costs associated with our skilled trade associates traveling to your job sites.

Not only do we have a large network of trades people ready to travel, we also handle coordination of travel, management of cost, per diems, lodging and any other issues that arise when our associates travel on behalf of your project.

LEAD:  In Step with New Complexities

The industrial industry has never been more complex:  Constant technology modifications, challenges of insufficient space, shrinking skilled talent pools, zero tolerance for errors and system downtime, pressure to maximize quality, balance of material flow… just to name a few!

LEAD recognizes the rigorous pace of change our customers experience.  Our level of service has consistently prevented additional stress of workforce challenges.

LEAD rises to the evolving industry challenges with finesse derived from many years of experience in the area of plant maintenance, retrofits, shutdowns and turnarounds which include:

  • Conveyor Systems for the largest distribution centers in the world
  • Material Handling Systems
  • Baggage Handling Systems
  • Food Processing Facilities
  • Bottling Plants
  • Paper Mills
  • Grain Handling Facilities
  • Mines
  • Oil and Gas
  • Chemical Processing Plants
  • Pipelines
  • Power Generation

Experts and studies indicate the national skilled trades shortage is not anticipated to improve.  Therefore, it is critical to align your projects with a workforce supplement resource who understands and has the ability to overcome the shortage issues.

LEAD has developed detailed strategies to address the shortage in the short term AND the long term:

  • Unique Sourcing and Recruiting Strategies
  • Short Term Temp to Hire Options
  • Candidate Engagement Mechanisms
  • Employee Engagement Mechanisms
    • After hire and placement, our distinctive engagement program minimizes turnover ratio
  • Apprenticeship Programs
    • LEAD is a community and national steward of the development and furtherance of vocational arts

True engagement with employees AND jobsites allows the LEAD team to forecast and develop effective strategy for retention, performance management, modified scopes of work and potential project additions.

The nationwide industrial team is led by highly tenured professionals with a distinctive track record in skilled trade workforce development.  LEAD’s experience level and in-depth participation with industrial projects has led to an extensive nationwide trade network who have proven themselves time and again on long and short-term projects.

Along with the technical knowledge necessary to recruit qualified talent in this segment, the team takes a PROactive approach rather than a REactive approach to recruitment and subsequent project management.

PROactive: Staying two steps ahead to help you manage change. 

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“LEAD has provided Combination Welders, Industrial Construction Plumbers, Heavy Equipment Operators and Millwright Mechanics for the past 4 years. LEAD was an integral part of the Multi- Million Dollar Family Resort built in Central California last year. LEAD provided 90% of the Industrial Plumbers used by our company.

In the early stages of the resort project we were using 3 other staffing providers. However LEAD became our primary provider because of the magnificent efforts in filling our open positions.  LEAD made numerous visits during the project to conduct safety visits, deliver supplies to their employees and to just ensure that they stay abreast of the needs of our project. From the day I placed the call that we needed assistance with a ramp up, the LEAD Team was on it and where able to provide support immediately. I highly recommend LEAD as a resource partner for any of your projects.”

- Regional Manager, Worldwide General industrial Contractor, Fabricator, and Mechanical Installation Provider