Permanent & Contract Recruitment for Manufacturing Professionals


In its simplest form, a circuit is a delivery system that transfers power from a source to a load. Vital to its success is the switch, which enables the current to facilitate the primary function.

Shanklin & Associates is that switch. We are the link between client and candidate, helping control the rate of conversation to deliver superior leadership candidates with qualities every engineering-based company needs to succeed.


Merging genuine industry experience with our unique, 5-step elimination process adds focus to our successful recruitment and placements. Take a look at our process to learn more.

The majority of our candidates
hold an MS or MBA in:

  • Electrical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Welding Engineering
  • Industrial/Systems Engineering
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Chemical Engineering/Materials Science
  • Petroleum Engineering
  • Environmental Engineering

Typical job
placements include:

  • Design
  • Research & Development
  • Program Management
  • Product Marketing
  • Application Engineering
  • Operations
  • Product Development
  • Project Engineering
  • Business Development
  • Technical Sales
  • Manufacturing
  • Information Technology

Successful Searches


Professional levels & titles: CEO, Director, Staff, Engineering Manager, Project Manager, Program Manager, Technical Lead,  System Design, Software Design, Hardware Design, Application, Controls

Areas of expertise: Chemical, Computer Science, Electrical, Environmental, Industrial & Systems, Materials Science, Mechanical, Petroleum, Welding

Sales & Marketing

Professional levels & titles: Vice President, Director, Regional Manager, Account Manager, Product Manager, Business Development Manager, Application / Sales Support

Areas of expertise: Automation, Analytical Instrumentation, Industrial, Manufacturing Services, Renewable Energy, Systems

Information Technology

Professional levels & titles: CIO, Vice President, Director, Manager, Developer, Support, Programmer Systems Administration

Areas of expertise: EDI, ERP, E-Commerce, Database, Implementation, Networking, Web

Manufacturing / Operations

Professional levels & titles: Plant, Manufacturing, Materials, Operations Manager, Process Engineer, Project Engineer, Purchasing Manager, Reliability

Areas of expertise: Chemical, Electronics, General Manufacturing, Industrial Equipment

Client testimonials

  • “Joy actively pursues solutions for various job/position fulfillments. In my new position, I can see growth, new adventures, and continued education.  I didn’t see this a year ago and without Joy, I would not
    Sr. Project Engineer, Global Manufacturer of Motion and Control Technologies Lexington, KY
  • “Joy’s an outstanding recruiter. Her engineering experience enables her to understand high technology environments. That’s uncommon for most recruiters. She cares about her candidates and clients and does an excellent job for both.”
    Corporate Recruiter,, High Tech Electronics Manufacturer Columbus, OH
  • “Joy is a real search pro. I always appreciated the extra time she spent understanding our company, business and job requirements. She presented appropriate, qualified candidates that came to the interview prepared and interviewed
    Sr. Corporate Recruiter, Global Battery & Energy Storage Systems Boston, MA