Technician Recruiting Specialist

Los Angeles
Manufacturing – Manufacturing Operations /
FTE (Full Time) /
Hadrian - Manufacturing the Future

Hadrian builds software-defined high-precision component factories for the top aerospace companies in the world. We are in search of individuals with the drive to augment manufacturing, helping enable our engineers to build complex, yet elegant software as well as machinists who have a passion for pushing the trade forward.

Position Overview

Hadrian seeks a dynamic Technician Recruiting Specialist dedicated to forging the future of our entry-level workforce through innovative recruitment and comprehensive apprenticeship management. Ideal for those passionate about the power of manual labor and its potential to transform lives, this role offers a unique blend of hands-on recruiting and training within the manufacturing domain. Owning both recruitment and training processes will significantly shape the capabilities and culture of Hadrian's technician workforce.

Recruiting Responsibilities

    • Lead digital recruiting initiatives aimed at engaging a younger demographic, identifying, screening, and educating candidates about the technician role.
    • Foster and maintain relationships with key local entities such as educational institutions and armed forces, enhancing Hadrian's talent pipeline.
    • Coordinate interview days in collaboration with Operations Leadership to ensure a seamless experience for both candidates and team members.
    • Innovate and refine selection criteria continuously, aiming for an objective process that grants insight into candidates' technical aptitude and cultural fit.

Training Responsibilities

    • Direct the development and skill enhancement of all early-tenure technicians, ensuring a balanced blend of on-the-job and off-the-job training in collaboration with operational trainers and supervisors.
    • Customize teaching methods to match the psychology of employees, providing initial classroom training in metrology and visual inspections.
    • Conduct regular meetings to monitor the psychological progression of new hires, offering necessary support and coaching.
    • Systematically enhance the onboarding process, with the ultimate goal of establishing a comprehensive "boot camp" to thoroughly prepare new employees for production rigors.


    • Recruiting: Proven experience in sourcing and hiring candidates. (required)
    • Innovative Pedagogical Environments: Teaching or management experience in educational settings, especially in charter or trade schools. (required)
    • Technical Experience: A background in manufacturing or skilled labor. (required)
    • General Business: An entrepreneurial spirit demonstrated through ambitious project management.(required)
    • Candidates must exhibit a strong passion for recruitment and training within a manufacturing environment
    • Experience thriving in fast-paced, high-demand working environments with native sense of urgency
    • Demonstrated experience scoping and developing braided recruiting and training solutions to a human capital challenge
    • Capability to synthesize business problems in clear and concise prose for all audiences (c-suite to entry level employee)

Success Factors and Illustrative Examples

    • Intelligence: Identifies and leverages untapped recruiting channels, pinpointing unique talent sources outside conventional online platforms. Example: Initiates a partnership program with local trade schools to establish a direct talent pipeline, aligning with Hadrian's skill requirements and values.

    • Autonomous: Develops comprehensive training modules that align with the operational needs and the diverse learning styles of new hires. Example: Designs a "boot camp" style onboarding program that incorporates both technical skills training and soft skills development, ensuring a holistic preparation for the manufacturing environment.

    • Fair/Predictable: Standardizes recruitment and training processes to ensure consistency and fairness across all candidate and employee experiences. Example: Implements a consistent, transparent evaluation system for all applicants, providing equal opportunity and objective feedback based on clearly defined criteria.

    • Decisiveness: Quickly adapts recruitment strategies and training methodologies based on feedback and changing industry trends. Example: Revamps the recruitment process to include virtual reality tours of the manufacturing facility, giving candidates a realistic insight into the working environment, thereby improving fit and reducing early turnover.

    • These success factors and examples are intended to provide insight into our performance management approach and are not exhaustive criteria.
$60,000 - $100,000 a year

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