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Craft Recruiter - HR Operations


The Woodlands, TX, US Remote, US Houston, TX, US

Requisition ID: 137019 

Job Level: Mid Level 

Department: Human Resources 

Market: Corporate Home Office 

Employment Type: Full Time 

Position Overview

The Craft Recruiter is a valuable member of the Craft Shared Services team and works closely with Human Resources staff and Hiring Managers. In this role, you will be responsible to execute full life cycle craft recruiting including pre-hire and onboarding support and transfer coordination. Tasks will include but are not limited to creating and managing requisitions including assess job specification criteria, screen and interview potential candidates and negotiate contingent job offer details with candidate. This job requires a self-motivated individual that can work independently and as a part of a team to successfully recruit and screen talent, and fill a variety of craft roles (Welders, Electricians, Crane Operators, Pipe Welders etc.) against aggressive timelines

At Kiewit, the scale of our operations is huge. Our construction and engineering projects span across the United States, Canada and Mexico, improving and connecting communities with every initiative.  We depend on our high-performing operations support professionals — they’re the glue that holds multiple areas of the business together and the catalysts that make things happen. We hire only the most driven people and we offer them diverse career opportunities, strong leadership and mentorship, rewarding, collaborative work, and responsibility they won’t find just anywhere. We’re always pushing new limits. You can too. 

District Overview

HR Operations is an integral partner and service provider at Kiewit.  In recent years, we have gone from decentralized HR groups to a unified, shared service team, with various HR Centers of Excellence.  Our vision is to be a best-in-class international HR organization. 


This position is based out of  The Woodlands, TX or open to remote. 


  • Source, screen and recruit skilled craft candidates, and present the best talent to our hiring managers for consideration in a high volume, fast-paced environment where you will be expected to manage 15-25 requisitions on a weekly basis
  • Creatively identify qualified candidates utilizing ATS, CRM, LinkedIn, job boards, networking events, job fairs etc. to identify niche talent for current openings and develop a talent pipeline for future openings
  • Leverage strong communication/collaboration skills to work with-in a centralized, cross-functional recruiting team to support the business demands effectively
  • Maintain and document candidate activity and progress in Applicant Tracking System (ATS) 
  • Interview prospective candidates via phone/in person to assess skill set, work history, and salary requirements
  • Reach hiring agreements and negotiating bill and pay rates within established pricing ranges, under the direct supervision of management
  • Ensure all talent placed has met pre-hire requirements (references, background checks, etc.) and placements are made within established time frames.
  • Build strong long-term relationships with Hiring Managers, Site POCs and HR by providing quality craft hires while working in a metrics-driven environment
  • Effectively manages stakeholders and expectations while working in a metrics-driven environment
  • Stay abreast of internal and external trends in the marketplace generate leads and market intelligence that will enhance our craft recruiting efforts
  • Maintain relationships with candidates to gain industry and project knowledge, obtain referrals and be aware of future placement opportunities
  • Identify and embrace ways to increase efficiency and effectiveness that will improve your workday, your results and the overall productivity of the recruiting team
  • Ensures compliance with established procedures, labor agreements, and applicable laws


  • 4+ years of experience in recruiting, craft recruiting experience preferred
  • Ability to source/recruit, screen, interview, and hire top talent into our business
  • Ability to create, measure, and scale the right workflow between candidates, hiring managers and the recruiting team
  • Strong interpersonal skills, with ability to gain trust and respect of others
  • Ability to develop and maintain collaborative working relationships within and across groups work towards solutions that benefit all involved parties
  • Strong time management, with ability to balance multiple priorities and maximize timely and quality output in a fast-paced environment
  • Organized and detail-oriented, with ability to solve problems independently 
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to communicate effectively with people at all levels of the organization
  • Ability to demonstrate appropriate professionalism and emotional intelligence
  • Energetic, motivated self-starter who takes initiative to get things done
  • Ability to respond to work requests on nights and weekends as needed
  • Ability to travel for job-site visits, job-fairs, team meetings, trainings, and other events 


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Human Resources knowledge such as EEO, FLSA and diversity recruiting
  • Experience working with SAP SuccessFactors
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish)



Additional Requirements:

  • Absent an approved exemption, due to federal, state, local, provincial and/or client-requirements, this position may require an individual to be fully vaccinated by an FDA-approved or authorized COVID-19 vaccine or undergo weekly testing upon hire and as a condition of continued employment.

Base Compensation: #N/A  - #N/A 
(Actual compensation is subject to variation due to such factors as education, experience, skillset, and/or location)

We offer our fulltime staff employees a comprehensive benefits package that’s among the best in our industry, including top-tier medical, dental and vision plans covering eligible employees and dependents, voluntary wellness and employee assistance programs, life insurance, disability, retirement plans with matching, and generous paid time off.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

There’s no limit to what you’ll work on at Kiewit. With contracts in different markets and geographic areas, you’ll tackle new challenges all the time. Whether you’re building a facility that can turn water into power or engineering safer infrastructure networks, you’re bound to push the limits of innovation in new and exciting ways.

With Kiewit, you’ll have the potential to work on a variety of projects in seven major markets. From railroads to tunnels, renewable energy to biofuels, you’ll be part of a mission that’s bigger than you can imagine. 

Here, you’ll team up with market experts and gain cross-functional experience — all while helping people across the globe live better.

We offer our fulltime staff employees a comprehensive benefits package that’s among the best in our industry, including top-tier medical, dental and vision plans covering eligible employees and dependents, voluntary wellness and employee assistance programs, life insurance, disability, retirement plans with matching, and generous paid time off.

Nearest Major Market: Houston

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