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Samantha McStravick

Samantha McStravick

Key Account Manager

  • engineering-and-manufacturing

  • About me

  • I recruit in the manufacturing and engineering sector, working with SME’s and major OEM’s predominantly within the aerospace & defence, nuclear, automotive and marine industries.

    I grew up in Fareham and now live in Waterlooville with my fiancé and my 3 cats (I am officially a crazy cat lady). I studied English Language and Literature at the University of Leicester and have been working in recruitment since 2013.

    In my spare time, you'll either find me at Crossfit / the gym, baking, reading, or watching a good TV series on Netflix. I also love travelling and going on holiday, and I've been to 14 countries.

    A few fun facts about me:
    I have raised a total of £5,000 for Childreach International, completing two challenge events for the charity. At 19 I climbed to the summit of Mt Kilimanjaro and spent 3 weeks in Africa exploring Tanzania, going on safari in Kenya and relaxing on Zanzibar Island. I later, at 21, travelled to China to walk the Great Wall of China, exploring hidden parts of the wall and climbing Heavens Ladder.
    Earlier this year (2019) I completed my first Tough Mudder just outside London. This was scarier and included more electrocution than first expected but was great fun!

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Samantha's Jobs

  • Channel Maintenance Technician

    Luton

    £38000 - £43000 per annum

    Channel Maintenance Technician / Maintenance Engineer / Multi-Skilled Engineer Maintenance Engineer - Luton - £38,000 - £43,000 - Double Days Maintenance Engineer required to join a world class manufacturer in the Luton area, working a double days shift pattern. In this role you will be maintaining grinding equipment, hydrostatic machinery, heat treatment plant and similar, however, applicants who have worked on machinery such as extruding machinery, packaging equipment, injection mould equipment, fabrication plant or similar are still welcome to apply. My client offers great career development opportunities, with a development plan put in place for all employees within the maintenance team to ensure pay is reviewed regularly and training and coaching is provided. The successful Maintenance Engineer must be apprentice trained with experience working on hydraulic and pneumatic systems. The Package: Salary £38,000 - £42,000 Working Hours - 6am-2pm & 2pm-10pm (Monday-Friday rotating weekly) Pension - 10% company contribution 25 days holiday Medical Cash Plan Company sick pay The Role: * Support maintenance in requirements * Perform new build / refurbishment of machinery * Liaise with manufacturing personnel to aid the successful resolution of issues * Work with manufacturing improvement teams to continually develop and improve current and future processes * Actively participate and support Maintenance Excellence Requirements: Must hold a relevant apprenticeship in mechanical maintenance or similar. Will have experience of pneumatic and hydraulics systems Ability to read mechanical drawings WR Engineering are the #1 recruitment partner for engineering, manufacturing & technical sales jobs. We recruit for permanent and contract jobs UK wide. WR is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.

  • Channel Maintenance Technician

    Luton

    £40000 - £43000 per annum

    Channel Maintenance Technician / Maintenance Engineer - Electrical Bias - Luton - Double Days - £40,000-£43,000 + Paid Overtime + 10% Pension Channel Maintenance Technician / Maintenance Engineer required to join a well established and organically growing manufacturer in the heart of Luton. The successful Maintenance Engineer will be electrically biased, holding 17th Edition / 18th Edition Wiring Regulations or equivalent qualifications and will ideally have experience working on PLC systems. The Package: Salary - £40,000-£43,000 Working Hours - 06:00-14:00 and 14:00-22:00 (Monday-Friday rotating weekly) 25 days holiday + bank holidays 10% Pension Paid overtime - weekday and weekend overtime available The Role: Support maintenance in requirements Perform new build / refurbishment of machinery Liaise with manufacturing personnel to aid the successful resolution of issues Work with manufacturing improvement teams to continually develop and improve current and future processes Actively participate and support Maintenance Excellence Requirements: Must hold an apprentice qualification or similar within an engineering discipline. Must have previous experience maintaining plant equipment within a manufacturing environment. Must hold 16th / 17th / 18th Edition wiring regulations. Must have good fault-finding skills. Siemens PLC experience would be highly advantageous. WR Engineering are the #1 recruitment partner for engineering, manufacturing & technical sales jobs. We recruit for permanent and contract jobs UK wide. WR is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.

  • Manufacturing Operative

    Gloucester

    £23000 - £24000 per annum

    Manufacturing Operative / Production Operative - Central Gloucester - £23,000-£24,000 Semi-skilled Manufacturing Operative required to join an expanding manufacturing organisation based in central Gloucester. All successful Manufacturing Operators will have experience working in a manufacturing environment previously and will be competent using hand-held measuring tools such as verniers and micrometres. The Package: £23,000-£24,000 This role is on shift pattern - 6.00 AM to 2.00 PM and 2.00 PM to 10.00 PM, with earlier finish of Friday. 34 days of annual leave, including Bank Holidays 3% Employer Pension Contribution Income protection scheme Private medical cover The Role: As a Manufacturing Operative, your role is the timely manufacture or assembly of components to meet the requirements of the production schedule as directed by the Production Team Leader. You will follow the relevant drawings and process documentation, and ensure the requirements of Health and Safety, Quality, Cost and Delivery Schedule Adherence are met and maintained. You will fill in documentation with relevant information and monitor relevant machinery as required. You will provide feedback to the Team Leader on issues and concerns arising, along with potential solutions. Required Skills: Able to understand and follow all relevant Health and Safety requirements. Verify dimensions using measuring equipment. Maintain a safe, clean working environment. Be quality focused and maintain high quality standards. Able to work as part of a team. Competent use of hand tools and measuring equipment. Hands on experience, firmly grounded in a production or manufacturing environment. Able to read and understand technical drawings. WR Engineering are the #1 recruitment partner for engineering, manufacturing & technical sales jobs. We recruit for permanent and contract jobs UK wide. WR is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.

What people say about Samantha

  • I have recently been working with Samantha in trying to source a quality engineer. I have found her approach to be highly professional and would recommend her without hesitation. Samantha demonstrated great tenacity is sourcing candidates sometimes under difficult circumstances and succeeded where other recruitment agencies failed.
    I intend to make her my first point of contact should I need to expand my department again.

    Wayne
  • Samantha has recently assisted me with recruiting for an NPI Engineer, the department manager and I were very impressed with the quality of candidates being sent through by Samantha and her ability to understand and meet our requirements. I would not hesitate to recommend Samantha for meeting recruitment needs.

    Michelle
  • Sam has been extremely efficient in selecting a role specific for my career development, very refreshing. She managed the entire process for me and has dealt with the ups and downs of the process with professionalism and no sense of obligation.

    Wouldn’t recommend anyone else.

    David
  • Sam has been a pleasure to work with and has made my transition from my current role to my new role very easy. She organised the interviews around times when I was free, so there was no conflict with my current role. Any questions I had she answered quickly and effectively, could not of asked any more of her!

    Luke
  • From experience, I found that recruiters all vary in their level of involvement, support, and dedication to getting a client matched to a role, and subsequently recruited.
    I can personally vouch that Samantha goes above and beyond in all areas, and will be at the top of my list should I ever need to use an agency to recruit staff.

    Luke
  • My experience of working with Samantha was exceptional. From initial contact until she successfully placed me into an Engineering role, she consistently supported me in my application. She went above and beyond to ensure I was prepared for interviews and provided an approachable but professional service. Highly recommended

    Brian
  • I​’d highly recommend Sam to anyone looking for a professional, helpful and supportive recruitment consultant. What can be a difficult process was made simple by Sam who was available to help at every stage.

    As a result, I’ve been able to advance my career with an opportunity that meets all my requirements and will definitely be relying on Sam again in the future.

    Patrick
  • I had the pleasure of working with Sam to help recruit for several positions within my Programme Management team. She not only demonstrated a very good level of understanding of the industry and my key requirements but also showed a very genuine interest in these areas and really considered the candidates before putting them forward which was refreshing. She operates in a very professional and personable way and I would happily recommend Sam for any future role requirements.

    Mark
  • Samantha is a vital cog in our team, offering years of valuable industry experience. She is consistent, tenacious and endeavours to ensure her clients and candidates alike are given the best service, customer experience, but above all a cost effective recruitment solution. Also, a joy to work with ! I would happily recommend Samantha to any recruitment professional or company. She is a valuable asset to WR.

    Glenn
  • My experience working with Sam was great. From the moment she initially contacted me until the moment I started my new role, we had a good communication, I was kept informed at all times and she went the extra mile to ensure I had all the information I required. I would highly recommend Sam to anyone who is looking for a professional recruitment specialist.

    Lulian
  • ​Samantha is a true professional with great communication.

    Howard
  • Great response time from Samantha and very helpful.

    Mobeena
  • Samantha is professional, courteous, responsive and communicative.

    Melvin
  • ​I had an excellent experience with Samantha.

    Jess
  • Extremely delighted to accept the job offer that was made possible by Samantha who worked tirelessly to make it happen.

    Nano
  • Samantha gained me a interview but I was offered a job elsewhere and she fully understood my reason behind not following the interview process through and was professional throughout. Would recommend Samantha to any job seekers out there.

    Martin
  • I obtained my current position through Samantha McStravick, She contacted me, I think through Linkedin. I received very good information from her and secured the position. Her telephone manner was very cheerful and friendly.

    John