Unlocking Engineering Excellence: Your Gateway to Top Engineering Talent

We have proven experience recruiting and placing engineering professionals!

Exceptional engineers drive innovation, spearhead technological advancements, and navigate complex challenges with ingenuity. Their expertise forms the bedrock of organizational success, influencing product development, operational efficiency, and market competitiveness. By hiring the right engineers, companies can unlock new opportunities, accelerate growth, and stay ahead of the curve in rapidly evolving industries. Whether it's designing cutting-edge solutions, optimizing processes, or pioneering breakthroughs, the impact of top engineering talent reverberates throughout the entire organization, shaping its trajectory toward sustained excellence and prosperity.

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Positions We Fill

  • Director of Engineering
  • Technical Engineer
  • Engineering Manager
  • VP of Engineering
  • Project Engineer
  • Quality Manager
  • Process Engineer

Recently Filled Positions

  • Program Manager – Plastics CO
  • Analyst Engineer – Equipment Sensors
  • Director of Engineering – Equipment Sensors
  • Automation Engineer – Plastics
  • Director of Engineering – Chemical
  • Electrical Engineering Manager – Manufacturing
  • Senior Firmware Engineer – Optics

Tailored Hiring Solutions

We recognize that every client’s journey is distinctive. Whether you are a family-owned business, a middle-market corporation, or a private equity-backed company, our approach is tailored to your specific needs and aspirations. Our suite of services, encompassing both retained executive search and contingent search, is designed to adapt, and evolve with you. Your success is our top priority, and we’re here to ensure you have the right leaders by your side at every step.

Executive Search

When you need trusted assistance for your most crucial strategic hiring needs. We have trusted experience leading you through a step-by-step process to identify, attract and hire executives who will seamlessly integrate and impact the success of your organization.

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Professional Recruiting

When you need broader access to talent. We have recruiting team members focused on providing value added direct hire recruiting services to our client organizations. This gives you access to passive candidates who are not answering job postings.

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Contract Placement

When you need to fill a need immediately. We apply the same careful vetting that we use in direct hire to help clients locate candidates to handle contract, project based or interim needs. Our focus in this area includes finance and accounting, human resources across and project resources.

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Our Process Ensures a Successful Fit Every time (How we Work)

We execute each step of the executive search process with a critical eye. We understand the critical organizational importance of hiring the candidate who will deliver exceptional performance.

1 Discovery


Gain an understanding around the culture, organizational values, and goals. Meet key constituents and understand the desired outcomes for the role.

2 Strategy


Critical for key stakeholders to align around the desired candidate profile. This includes the experience profile and a list of intangibles required for a seamless integration.

3 Recruiting


Tailor the recruiting, attraction & evaluation process to the specific need. Build in key steps in the process, assessment, and stake holder involvement.

4 Present


Execute the research, sourcing and recruiting strategy. Build a candidate pool that involves covering the desired candidate market while narrowing the pool against tangible and intangible requirements updating our clients through this process.

5 Evaluation


Vett the candidate pool and collaborate to develop a short slate of candidates. Incorporate tools and criteria to use through client interview process. Determine final candidate(s) and execute final steps of evaluation.

6 Selection


Facilitate the final decision taking into account all the steps in the process including data points from assessment, references and evaluation process. Assist with the offer, acceptance, resignation and on-boarding process.

Building Your Talent Capability One Talented Leader at a Time

We have expertise to fill the critical needs in departments across your organization.

Client Segments

We are primarily focused on the middle market with companies on average ranging in size up to 500 million in sales. We do a concentration of work with Family-Owned Businesses and Private Equity Owned companies. We have expertise with employee owned (ESOP) and private owned companies.

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WilliamCharles has deep and broad experience working across a number of different industries and sectors. Located in Michigan gives us extensive experience with manufacturing and distribution industries. At times, specific industry experience is critical – other times it is better to seek the best talent across industries. We help you navigate those critical decisions.

Case Studies

Hiring a key executive is among the your most critical decisions to get right. We understand the gravity of these decisions and each situation provides a unique set of circumstances. We have a successful track record creating successful outcomes to these seemingly daunting situations.

Composites Manufacturing

Our client is a Pittsburgh based Private Equity Group focused primarily on buyouts of manufacturing, assembly, and distribution companies. Led by their new President, this portfolio company, located in Western Pennsylvania, was seeking to add director level engineering and commercial talent to the organization to drive sales, implement lean manufacturing and drive efficiencies.

Our Approach
We conducted a broad search of the local and regional markets to identify highly talented individuals who possessed the necessary technical skills. More importantly, we were looking for individuals who were process focused, and results driven with proven success in leading organizations to operational excellence.

Leading with our consultative recruiting approach we worked closely with the President, who was actively engaged in the process, to successfully identify and hire the Director of Engineering and the VP of Sales & Business Development. Within a short time, these two individuals have driven sales revenue to record levels and have implemented production efficiencies, both of which have made significant improvements to their overall financial strength.

Iron Processing Company

Our client, located in Northeast Ohio, offers horizontally spun cast rolls for hot strip, cold strip, plate, and roughing stand applications. Due to retirement, this portfolio company was seeking to hire a Safety and Human Resource Manager.

Our Approach
We approached this assignment by harnessing our deep knowledge of engineering and manufacturing along with the understanding that safety was a key aspect of this role.

Our recruiters conducted this search in a wide geography and ultimately found the best candidate in the local market. The client incurred no relocation expenses and hired the perfect candidate for the role.

Performance Plastics Manufacturing Company

For over 70 years, our client has been a pioneer in working with high temperature, high performance, specialty polymers. They are the “go to” high end plastic injection mold manufacturer and global supplier of technically advanced functional parts and assemblies. Due to continued growth, this portfolio company was searching for a Plastics Process Engineer.

Our Approach
Individuals with experience in plastics engineering are in high demand, so our recruiting team led a focused and exhaustive search of the local market targeting the plastics industry.

Our work culminated in the hiring of a diversity candidate with a BS in Plastics Engineering along with work experience in the medical device industry. The hired individual quickly integrated into the organization to make an impact on production, design, and quality measures of the manufacturing process.

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Contact us today to discover how WilliamCharles Search Group can strategically elevate your leadership team and drive your organization toward new heights of achievement.

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