Dedicated to Placing People for Success within heavy process industries, Specialized Career Search works closely with companies to find the perfect candidates and to help candidates meet their career goals.
Our team has placed hundreds of supervisor, engineering, management, executive and operational professionals within companies – large and small. We know how critical placements are to the success of an organization, and finding candidates that meet specific criteria for those opportunities is what we take pride in.
Recognizing the challenges of changing careers, we take the time to understand a candidates skill-sets and career goals – finding a suitable position to not only thrive in but also enjoy.
Specialized Career Search provides search and placement services to the Cement and Lime, Metals, Mining and Processing, Coal Mining and Processing, Pulp and Paper, Paper Converting and Chemicals industries – in the U.S. and internationally.
"Working with Specialized Career Search – and Casey Castignetti – is a true pleasure. Casey does a great job of understanding the positions we are working to fill and ensuring a good mutual fit between the company and the candidate. My experience has been very positive. Casey delivers top candidates in a timely manner and is also very professional and responsive to all of my requests. Additionally, when interviewing the candidates, their feedback about their personal interactions and communications with SCS are also very positive. This is a true sign of a professional, positive organization when all parties have a great experience dealing with them.”
“Over the years, we have incorporated the help of many agencies to assist us in our recruiting efforts, but working with Bruce Weaver has certainly shown us that there is a next level of recruiting that we had not seen. He worked professionally, diligently and effectively to help us in our search. I have enjoyed working with Bruce and believe we have built a stellar business relationship that will go on in future years. I highly recommend Bruce and Specialized Career Search for their network and understanding of my needs and our business.”
Vice President Human Resources and Operations
“I have had the opportunity to partner with Casey Castignetti and the Specialized Career Search team for several years. SCS has always provided me with excellent candidates. They listen closely to the company's needs and are careful to only send resumes of candidates who fit the those criteria. I highly recommend this search firm!”
"Specialized Career Search finds quality positions with reputable companies. My experience with SCS can best be described as professional, timely, and individualistic treatment for job placement which best fits my skill set. With Casey’s knowledge and support, I was able to land a fantastic job."
"As a young engineer, Larry did a great job of finding opportunities that matched my experience. He was understanding of my wants and needs, and found a perfect fit for me. I would not hesitate to use Specialized Career Search in the future!"
"I have worked closely with Larry Stauffer for the past 10 years and he has supplied excellent talent to our company for nearly 20 years. I cannot say enough about the candidates that Larry has brought into our organization. He understands our industry, our culture and our people. We work in a specialized, niche industry and he goes far beyond the customary hunting grounds for candidates and finds those passive candidates who are underground and not looking for a change. Larry is one of the rare recruiters that doesn’t take the “post and pray approach.” He digs for candidates and because of his understanding of our industry, he knows how to satisfy both our company and the candidate. The candidates that Larry presents are well vetted and understand what we need in the role, the specific challenges and opportunities for growth. Most of the candidates that Larry has sent through to us end up working for our company, are long term employees and have progressed well through our company."
"Larry Stauffer went above and beyond for me. He set me up with three interviews in short order and put me in a position to land my best job ever. My new company is outstanding and it would not have happened without him."
Senior Process Engineer
“I have been working with Larry Stauffer for several years. He was the one that helped me find a job when things took a turn for the worse during the economic downturn. He was there for me when I was making a career change, and is the one that placed me on my career path and in a position that would kick-off successful longevity with a very prestigious organization. That organization was able to recognize my skills and experience, and take what I am capable of providing them to the next level. I have trusted Larry with my career moves and my professional future, and relied on him to always find what is best for me and at that time of my development and career path. I highly recommend Larry for anyone that is looking in changing their jobs, and finding the best opportunities. He is highly professional, works with great resources, and what I believe to be unlimited connection in several industries. He was always on top of my list for when I was looking for a change, as he is who I look to for hiring talent within my organization.”
Senior Project Manager
“My job is going great! And the follow-up on my recruiting activities was excellent. Bruce Weaver guided me at all stages of the interview process until I was hired.”
Process Environmental Engineer
“The recruiting team at Specialized Career Search is top notch. Bruce Weaver and Larry Stauffer are real pro’s. They are great communicators with superb follow-up skills. Whether you are a candidate looking for a new opportunity or a client looking to hire that next position, I would highly recommend Larry and his team to service your recruiting needs.”
Vice President of Sales
“Working with Bruce Weaver at Specialized Career Search was an absolute pleasure. His support in the months after my interviews was helpful as he was in constant communication with myself and the client and moved things along in the hiring process. He offered me sound advice and always gave me an honest response to my questions. Bruce is definitely an industry veteran who asks the right questions and genuinely cares about his clients.”