Title:  Talent Acquisition Business Partner


Talent Acquisition Business Partner


Fond du Lac, WI

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Ahern, one of the leading mechanical and fire protection contractors in the United States, has an exciting opportunity for a Talent Acquisition Business Partner located in Fond du Lac, Appleton, Milwaukee, or Madison. In 2021, Ahern was ranked as the #1 specialty contractor in WI and in the top 15% of specialty contractors across the US. Building this first class reputation in the industry since 1880 did not happen by chance. It has developed over time through our commitment to conducting business ethically and by providing continuous learning, improvement and development opportunities for its number one asset, employees. You owe it to yourself to find out what Ahern has to offer!


How You Will Contribute

You will serve as a strategic partner to Ahern’s fire protection Design Managers to understand the business and meet hiring volumes and headcount goals by establishing and maintaining a proactive recruitment strategy for fire protection design professionals across all Ahern business units. Upon hire you will continue to build strong relationships and support new Designers through their first several months of employment with Ahern to ensure long term success. You will also lead Ahern’s college relations initiatives. 



  • Partner with Design Managers to identify talent challenges and develop recruiting solutions to build Ahern’s fire protection design pipeline.
  • Proactively source/recruit talented diverse candidates utilizing a variety of recruitment tools for career opportunities across all Ahern locations by executing tactical research, mining referrals and event leads, and instituting sourcing campaigns. 
  • Review applicants to evaluate if they meet the position requirements by conducting pre-screening phone interviews, making recommendations to hiring managers administering assessments, background checks, and reference verification, and participating in onsite interviews as necessary.
  • Support incoming hires through first several months of employment to ensure a strong relationship and thorough and engaging onboarding experience.
  • Lead college recruiting initiatives including management and attendance of on-campus events for Ahern’s target schools, identifying which events/opportunities best align with current recruiting strategies, and fostering ongoing campus relations
  • Create and maintain a centralized internship program/experience designed to expose and educate fire protection design interns on the industry and ensure they are appropriately trained to perform meaningful work to support their respective business units.


What You Need to Qualify

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources or other related field and two plus years of recruitment experience or equivalent combination of education and experience is required along with a willingness to travel.


Additional Qualifications

  • Recruitment experience with difficult to fill positions; construction industry recruiting and/or search firm experience preferred.
  • Proficiency with online recruitment tools (LinkedIn Recruiter, job boards, other social media recruiting tools etc.)
  • Strong computer skills (MS Teams, Outlook, Work, Excel); experience with applicant tracking software programs, specifically SuccessFactors preferred.
  • Effective listening, verbal, and written communication skills with the ability to plan and facilitate meetings.
  • Strong attention to detail, follow-up, organization skills and the ability to manage multiple competing priorities.
  • Sense of urgency and proactive desire to support hiring managers and interviewing teams.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and exercise discretion when managing sensitive employee information.


What’s in it for you?

Ahern has a commitment to excellence that extends beyond our outstanding customer satisfaction ratings and numerous safety awards. The Company extends this commitment by passing a significant amount of profits back to employees through bonus programs, and generous 401K match. Ahern has a health benefits package that ranks in the top 20% of all plans nationally. Ahern also has a wellness program that was designed to keep employees and their families happy and healthy. Significant investment in employee training programs, advancement opportunities, educational assistance, and flexible/remote work schedules have helped Ahern stand out above others in the industry. Experience for yourself why Ahern has been voted the Best Place to Work!


Ahern is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages veterans, women, minorities, and disabled individuals to apply.


Nearest Major Market: Appleton

Nearest Secondary Market: Oshkosh

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