Michael Townsend

Recruiter Info

Name: Michael Townsend Title: Talent Acquisition/Human Resources Email: michael.townsend@samtec.com LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/profile/public-profile-settings?trk=prof-edit-edit-public_profile Phone: 812-944-6733 Twitter: @MikeTownsend28

Company Info

          Company: Samtec Location: New Albany, IN Website: www.samtec.com/ Careers Page: www.samtec.com/careers LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/samtec-inc Twitter: @SamtecInc Facebook:www.facebook.com/samtecinc

For Job Candidates

Preferred Method To Be Contacted By A Candidate: Email Preferred Process For Following Up On Application: Email is the preferred process for following up. LinkedIn is also a good way to contact me as I am on there daily. When following up, please leave your email and phone number. Things That Impress You In A Candidate: A couple of things that impress me about a candidate:
  • If you are an engineer, design work. If you have physically designed products, machines, progressive dies, injection molds, optics, ICs, etc. with small, tight tolerances, that shows the mechanical fortitude to know how things work
  • Communication skills and the basic understanding of how the entire operation contributes to Customer Satisfaction
  • Must have a good sense of Work/Life balance
Things Candidates Must Include To Be Considered For Job:
  • Must include design work. If applying for an engineering position, design experience in small, high precision products with high-volume manufacturing will be required
  • A sense of project management
  • Past experiences directly related to the job description
Things That Will Disqualify A Candidate From Getting Considered:
  • If there are no experiences related to the Job description
  • Lack of enthusiasm for the work or interview process
  • No general interest in the company
Can Candidates Apply For Multiple Positions And Not Get Penalized?: Yes

Recruiter's Perspective

What's your favorite quote? Whether you think you can or can't; YOU'RE RIGHT. What do you like to do in your free time? Play golf, hang out with the family, relax In a sentence, why do you enjoy working at your company? Feeling of knowing that anyone at any level in the organization may directly need my assistance to get something done In a sentence, how does your company have fun on a regular basis? Company lunches, Department dinners, KY Derby contest, SuperBowl party In a sentence, how would you describe the employees at your company? Relaxed, diverse group of people with a loyalty and passion for Samtec.

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