For providers of water & wastewater treatment technology, the most valuable company assets get in their car or on a bike and go home each day.
"If my building burned down tomorrow, the first positions we would hire back would be the Process Engineers and the Applications Engineers."
-Vice President Human Resources, Manufacturer of Wastewater Systems
If you are serious and committed to a position being filled and/or under pressure of time; if a position calls for a confidential search and/or calls for demanding qualifications Wet-Tek can provide a pro-active, unique and professional level of service.
Wet-Tek has been a force in the face of the water & wastewater equipment industry for many years. We are humbled by the ongoing impact that individuals placed via our service have made in the development and growth of the water and wastewater industry that we serve.
Our method is to work in the most confidential of manners. We do not post resumes online. Many of the individuals who interview via Wet-Tek are not engaged in an active job search — Wet-Tek works to match opportunities with their personal search criteria. By doing so, Wet-tek has access to a pool of employees otherwise unavailable.
In the water & wastewater niche, layoffs make less sense than in others. Smart executives understand that a vital part of their company's inventory gets in their cars and drives home each night. Water wastewater treatment is such a quirky business — with the dance between Consulting Engineers, Manufacturers, Mfrs Reps, and Municipal / Industrial end users — that experienced employees have tremendous value added to their firms. Rebuilding after layoffs can be long, difficult and expensive. One executive remarked, "If my building burned down tomorrow, the first positions we would hire back would be the Process Engineers and the Applications Engineers." Process Flow Diagrams drive specifications, which drive estimates which turn into bids. The ability of a Chemical Engineer from outside the industry to perform these tasks well and in a manner that results in contracts awarded should be easy, in theory. In practice, not so much. Understanding the nooks and crannies of how to design and sell water & wastewater treatment is not found in books, but develops as sweat equity over time.
Donald Kerr, President
Wet-Tek Executive Search
as printed September 2010 in Water Environment & Technology a monthly publication of Water Environment Federation (WEF)