Practice Areas

SkyWater’s practice areas are each led by highly-experienced executive recruiters who constantly screen, interview and network with top professionals and executives within their specialty.

Operations, Engineering, Supply Chain

Our operations, engineering, and supply chain recruitment group is made of a team of specialists who have extensive experience recruiting for positions in the engineering, supply chain, and operations disciplines. Our recruiters take the time to understand the complexities of your business and hiring needs. We also understand how competitive finding and hiring top technical talent can be in today’s employment market. That’s where our extensive network of connections offers you a distinct advantage.

What We Hear From Our Clients:

  • We need talent that has the necessary experience and have demonstrated longevity in their career.
  • Growth is exciting but difficult. Especially for newly created positions, we may not be looking for the same profile as our existing employees. We may be looking for a breath of fresh air.
  • We’re having trouble finding someone who not only has the technical capabilities for the role, but also excels in soft skills, and is a good fit for our company culture.

Why SkyWater?

  • We provide our clients with candidates who are currently employed, not applying on their own, but open to hearing about advancement opportunities within their particular location.
  • The best candidates want to utilize their full skill set and know that they’re making an impact. We have access to those candidates.
  • Our extensive screening process keeps our clients best interests at heart. We understand that technical skills are important, but we also screen heavily for soft-skills and work with our clients to understand the company culture and growth goals.

We’ll find, vet, and secure technical and engineering talent with the skill set you’re looking for – but we won’t overwhelm you with a multitude of candidates. You’ll only see the best choices based on your specific requirements and ideal personal characteristics. Our goal is to make the recruiting and hiring process more focused, efficient, and effective. We help you start with your short list.

To talk more about the roles within your organization that need filling, give us a call at 952-767-9000 or submit your information right on this page.


Our recruiting team has proven experience in successfully placing highly qualified professionals in a wide range of Operations & Engineering positions including:
  • COO
  • VP Operations
  • VP Global Supply Chain
  • VP Engineering
  • Director of Manufacturing
  • General Manager
  • Director of Supply Chain
  • Director of Procurement
  • Director of Operations
  • Director of Engineering
  • Director of Continuous Improvement
  • Engineering Manager
  • Plant Manager
  • Operations Manager
  • Supply Chain Manager
  • Procurement Manager
  • Global Sourcing Manager
  • EHS Manager
  • Facilities/Maintenance Manager
  • Planning and Scheduling Manager
  • Logistics Manager
  • Materials Manager
  • Mechanical Engineer
  • Manufacturing Engineer
  • Quality Engineer
  • Project Engineer
  • Applications Engineer
  • Design Engineer
  • Sales Engineer
  • Safety Specialist
  • Buyer/Planner
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“When I was first introduced to SkyWater Search, they had inherited our search from a different recruiter who left and the results fell flat. However, SkyWater Search made a point to follow up with me to gain an understanding of our company and discuss additional staffing options for our business model. Prior to embarking on our director level search, they found a terrific candidate for us fora junior position we needed to fill, and we were ready to extend an offer when the candidate withdrew due to a death in his immediate family. I was impressed that they kept plugging away at the junior employee position while also being able to bring us solid candidates for the director position that ended up being of to the SkyWater candidate. He is our first senior level employee and plays a critical role in our company and SkyWater Search nailed it. Specifically, something I find helpful is that when SkyWater presents a candidate, they didn't just send a resume. SkyWater takes the time to deliver a bulleted synopsis of the individual along with how his/her experience fits into our needs. Finally, I will also give a shout out to Kurt Rakos who has also taken the time to learn more about our business and provide outstanding customer service and counsel.”

Director for Sales Operations – Industrial Capital Equipment | November 2018 OPERATIONS & ENGINEERING


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