Talent Acquisition Specialist - North America

Talent Acquisition Specialist - North America




North America


Talent, Recruitment

Date Posted

April 21, 2022


As our Talent Acquisition Specialist, you’ll help advance Magna’s mission of creating superior client experiences through attracting and sourcing the most talented people in our industry. You are execution and results-oriented, energetic and extremely detail-oriented. You have experience working in a fast-growing company in a talent acquisition role. You are adept at collaborating with hiring leaders, truly understanding their needs, and building long-term relationships with candidates. Focused on candidate experience, you ensure candidates feel great about the process no matter the outcome. You have experience building employer brand through social media to ensure Magna is known in the industry as an employer of choice.

About The Role:

As our Talent Acquisition Specialist, you will identify, engage with and acquire top talent for all departments (roles include but are not limited to NETA Technicians/Electrical Engineers/Electrical Technologists/Generator Maintenance Technicians/Power Systems Electricians/Electricians/Sales Specialists/Operational Managers/Corporate roles).

You will also develop and scale company-wide recruiting based on best practices, diversify hiring strategies, enhance employer branding, coach and consult with hiring leaders, and ensure an exceptional candidate and hiring manager experience.


  • Lead our full-cycle recruitment process; this includes working with leaders to understand their talent needs, articulating job descriptions/postings, sourcing, screening and coordinating interviews as well as assisting with the offer process, relocations, work visa needs, and conducting reference checks

  • Develop, implement and execute recruitment programs and strategies to find top talent.

  • Use various sourcing methods such as LinkedIn, cold emailing, referrals, social media and other creative techniques/initiatives to build relationships and develop a pipeline of talented candidates.

  • Build solid relationships with leaders and serve as a partner before, during and after the recruitment process; deeply understand the leaders needs and what success looks like for each role.

  • Work collaboratively with leaders to understand their forecasting needs as it relates to recruitment.

  • Coach and mentor leaders on best practices in regards to the recruitment process, hiring approach, and candidate suitability.

  • Be proactive in networking, active recruiting and “deep diving” into passive candidate networks throughout various markets.

  • Build strong relationships with schools to identify top talent that we want to hire and develop.

  • Develop initiatives to ensure diversity in our hiring practices.

  • Understand our industry and our competitors to be able to attract and retain talent.

  • Assist with immigration and relocation processes; provide guidance on best practices.

  • Ensure accuracy, timeliness of processes and workflow of recruitment, immigration and relocation documentation.

  • Enhance Magna IV’s employer brand through networking and social media strategies and initiatives to help attract candidates.

  • Be a champion for the Magna IV Employee Referral Bonus Program

  • Understand Magna’s career paths and professional growth commitment to be able to articulate career path potential to candidates.

  • Follow-up with all new talent at the 6 week mark to obtain feedback on their recruitment and onboarding experience. Follow-up again at the 12 week mark to obtain feedback on their experience with Magna thus far.

  • Provide leads to operational managers on any potential new clients you may have in your network.

Required Skills and Qualifications

  •  5+ years of full-cycle recruiting experience at a fast-growing organization

  • A quantifiable, metrics-driven approach in sourcing and placing candidates from various roles, including technical role

  •  An extensive network in our industry across North America

  • Experience building and using a variety of sourcing tools and strategies to find candidates

  • Experience improving the candidate experience

  • An exceptional level of prioritization, attention to detail and organization

  • Adaptable, flexible, and willing to change proactively.

  • A positive, “can-do” attitude and client (internal and external) focused approach

  • Creative and knowledgeable with technology to improve processes and strategies

  • Experience with immigration processes for both Canada and the United States would be an asset

  • Experience recruiting for Engineering, Field Services, or other professional environments would be an asset

Key Capabilities in Addition To The Skills Described Above

You Are:

  • Mission-driven — we are a passionate result- oriented team challenging the status quo.

  • You need to be passionate about playing an integral part in helping us accomplish our mission, vision, and growth objectives

  • Execution-oriented — you have a strong ability and desire to execute to the highest standard.

  • Accountable – You understand what success looks like for your role and are committed to achieving it

  • Highly organized and planful — you have the ability to manage multiple projects with strong attention to detail and prioritization skills

  • A strong communicator — you speak plainly and truthfully. You communicate complex ideas in a clear and easy-to-understand way

  • Highly collaborative — you have excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work collaboratively with a cross-functional team

  • Practical – we do what makes sense to get the best possible results; we provide practical advice and support to the hiring managers to add value and help make their lives easier

  • Creative – we look for ways to save costs while still achieving exceptional results

  • Focused on relationships – you are focused on building relationships with candidates and hiring managers

  • Entrepreneurial – you think outside the box to find new opportunities, share ideas freely, and learn from so called failures

  • Committed to our values each and everyday.

We thank all interested applicants however, only qualified candidates will be contacted.

About us

Magna IV Engineering is a power & automation solutions provider, founded in 1982. We are specialists in Electrical Engineering, Automation Solutions, and Technical Field Services.

Our focus and robust team composition enables us to deliver superior client experiences across a host of industry segments. Some of our clients have been seeking our expertise since our inception.


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