Chicago

Chicago Scientific & Laboratory

Staffing | Recruiting

Serving Chicago companies for more than 25 years

Messina Group’s Lab Temps Staffing Divison has been placing candidate after candidate since 1985. Our speciality is providing direct hire, contract-to-hire and contract (temporary) Scientific and Laboratory professionals to companies in Chicago. Lab Temps specializes in recruiting for the Pharmaceutical, Consumer Care Products, Food & Beverage, Environmental, Chemicals and Biotechnology industries.

Chicago is ranked second in the nation for food manufacturing and remains a leader in the Biotechnology sector—with many companies choosing to locate their headquarters and research centers in the area. Advanced Biotechnology research and Advanced Medical Manufacturing are thriving in Chicago.

We boast placements in as little as 24-48 hours. These skilled professionals have gone on to contribute to a wide variety of projects ranging from drug development and the formulation of personal care products to new dental technology and food product sensory testing.

If you are looking to hire in the Chicagoland area, or are a professional considering a career in a Scientific field, Lab Temps has you covered. We bring a high-touch, quality recruiting service that has earned us a well-known reputation.

Our Scientific & Laboratory Specialities

Over the years, our dedicated team of scientific recruiters has developed a large portfolio of lab and scientific professionals from Chicago, allowing us to quickly tap this vetted network. We will collaborate with you and locate the ideal candidate for your talent acquisition initiatives. 

Food & Beverage

Chicago is one of the largest hubs for Food Processing companies. Specializing in a broad spectrum of scientific positions, we deliver fast results for these companies.

Biotechnology

Biotech recruiting requires a nuanced approach -- each search based on its unique requirements.

Chemical & Energy

We source passive candidates in key disciplines within the energy and chemicals sector.

Personal Care

When our clients need professionals to design and manufacture new ingredients, we can have results in hours.

Pharmaceutical

We have extensive contacts within the pharma space to identify passive candidates who may be looking.

Recent Placements in the Chicagoland Area

Featured Placement Spotlight:

Our Talent Advisors were engaged to fill a Financial and Risk Analyst role to support our client’s Global Commercial Insurance and Global Treasury function and perform investigations in a confidential environment.

Client Profile

Our client is a global manufacturing company specializing in the production and distribution of fitness equipment.

Our Approach

Our Talent Advisors found a top-performing, self-directed professional with diverse corporate accounting, financial management and business development experience. The candidate had also previously managed all aspects of the treasury management process for global cash (domestic & international) for publicly held firms.

Client Impact

Our client needed a resource for their Finance, Legal, Fleet Management, Safety and other business unit managers to manage commercial insurance claims and ensure adequate loss reserves are recorded. They were also looking for someone to coordinate all commercial lines of insurance audits and surveys and oversee the distribution of Certificates of Insurance.
Life Fitness, Inc.

Our Talent Advisors were engaged to fill a Regional Director of Operations role to lead, develop, and mentor Clinic Managers while maintaining ownership of the region’s P&L and budget. The Director would also be responsible for performing a wide variety of leadership, operational, and fiscal responsibilities to ensure that programs are built on evidence-based practices and provide an outstanding, cost-effective, and efficient patient experience.

Client Profile

Our client is a private, not-for-profit, rapidly growing specialized healthcare services organization that has lived up to their purpose of making a positive difference in every life it touches in all the communities it serves.

Our Approach

Our Talent Advisors identified a strategic leader with a proven track record of optimizing operational efficiency, fostering team collaboration, and spearheading business growth. The Director is passionate about transforming challenges into opportunities, implementing scalable solutions, and exceeding organizational goals.

Client Impact

Our client needed prompt assistance in their search for a new Director. This was a pivotal role in one of the fastest-growing territories so time was of the essence. Our Talent Advisors were able to identify the ideal candidate in less than a week. They were thrilled with their new Regional Director of Operations and grateful for our team’s efficiency and dedication to filling this role.
Family Allergy and Asthma

Our Talent Advisors were engaged to fill a Process Control Engineer role tasked with offering technical expertise and day-to-day engineering support for batch operations. This includes enhancing our client’s manufacturing facility and contributing to the execution of the site’s capital program, particularly focusing on instrumentation and controls

Client Profile

Our client is a global leader in surfactants and specialty chemicals, with locations across the US and Europe. They focus on sustainable solutions and specialize in the personal care, home and hygiene, and industrial markets.

Our Approach

Our Talent Advisors found a hands-on engineering professional with highly relevant, and extensive, experience as a Process Control Engineer. This candidate was also equipped with specialized subject matter expertise in chemical environments.

Client Impact

Our Advisors were able to find an outstanding candidate to satisfy our client’s specific need for the ability to upgrade and modify distributed control systems to maximize automation and safety, Delta V programming experience, and the ability to bring specific expertise to the table for capital projects involving automation. Our client was very satisfied with their new Process Control Engineer and appreciated our team’s dedication, attention to detail, and efficiency in filling this role.

Verdant Specialty Solutions

Our Talent Advisors were engaged to fill a Financial Analyst role to support the activities of the Financial Reporting & Analysis department, including budgeting, acquisition analysis, administrative duties, and interactions with stakeholders. The role also involves producing internal and external financial reports and ensuring that a comprehensive set of internal controls and processes is in place to ensure the accuracy of reported financial results.

Client Profile

For more than a century, our client has been an industry leader in the safe management of flammable liquids and other hazardous materials. They offer a wide range of products, including safety cabinets, lockers, and containers, spill containment and cleanup products, safety showers, and gas cylinder handling equipment.

Our Approach

Our team was able to identify a seasoned Financial & Reporting Analyst who had successfully coordinated and analyzed budgets, forecasts, and actual financial performances throughout their career.

Client Impact

Due to rapid growth, our client needed a Financial Analyst who could quickly step into the role and make a direct impact on their financial operations. Knowing Messina’s reputation for identifying talent in the financial sector, they reached out for our assistance. We were able to connect them with a qualified candidate who started quickly and hit the ground running.
Justrite Manufacturing

Our Talent Advisors were engaged to fill a Quality Manager role to lead, manage, and support the Quality department. This role provides support to the plant regarding new and existing analytical methods, lab equipment, specifications, technical issues, batch adjustments, raw materials, and finished products and ensures that lab employees adhere to all site HSE protocols and have the proper training to perform their job. The Quality manager drives continuous improvement for the site through establishing and maintaining the appropriate quality systems.

Client Profile

Our client is a global leader in surfactants and specialty chemicals, with locations across the US and Europe. They focus on sustainable solutions and specialize in the personal care, home and hygiene, and industrial markets.

Our Approach

Our team found a strong leader with a background in manufacturing, ethoxylate and surfactant chemistries, classical wet analytical methods, and instrumentation, including GC and IR. This professional also had experience managing the quality data in the site ERP system, adhering to lab waste protocols, and driving continuous improvement.

Client Impact

Our client had a specific need for a hands-on leader to create change and mentor a team. The Quality Manager establishes lab HSE protocols and verifies lab employee adherence to all site HSE rules, procedures, and training schedules. They manage day-to-day activities for the lab, including supervising lab technicians, scheduling equipment maintenance, calibrations, and managing laboratory chemical inventory. Our client sought a leader to serve as the technical contact for batch issues or adjustments, including off-hours phone calls, assist with sample requests, lead investigations and audits, and manage the follow-up of all quality incidents and audit findings. They were thrilled with their new Quality Manager and their ability to participate in developing analytical methods/validations and lab instructions for the manufacturing process.
Verdant

Our Talent Advisors were engaged to fill a Software Engineer – Android Development role to perform professional Java and Android Development work in research, development, design, testing, analysis, production, maintenance, and operation of their fitness product lines.

Client Profile

Our client is a global manufacturing and distribution company specializing in the production of fitness equipment.

Our Approach

Our Talent Advisors found an expert Android Developer professional, with strong experience in analysis, design, development, testing, and support of complex software systems.

Client Impact

Our client had a need for Android development subject matter expertise in a Java-specific environment which required pinpoint accuracy in searching for a candidate with just the right skill set within the targeted budget. They were very happy with their new Android Developer and grateful for our recruitment team’s dedication and attention to detail when filling this role.
Life Fitness

Our Talent Advisors were engaged to fill a Senior Solutions Architect – Finance role to provide a global, enterprise-wide viewpoint supporting the mission and vision of the organization. As the IT partner to the Finance organization, this role engages with leaders in Finance to drive meaningful change through the identification and implementation of modern technology. The Sr. Solutions Architect works closely with the business to define improvement initiatives, gather, and document business requirements, define courses of action, and track projects to completion.

Client Profile

Our client is a global manufacturing company specializing in the production and distribution of fitness equipment.

Our Approach

Our team found an expert to manage and develop a technology strategy that focuses on improving client profitability, compliance, reducing risk, optimizing operational processes, and enhancing technology by planning and executing complex business and technology initiatives and change management strategies.

This professional would be tasked with managing and developing a technology strategy that focuses on improving client profitability, compliance, reducing risk, optimizing operational processes, and enhancing technology by planning and executing complex business and technology initiatives and change management strategies.

Client Impact

Our client had a very niche role and spent close to a year searching independently before seeking our assistance in finding a Senior Solutions Architect with Oracle Financials experience in IT; including full lifecycle implementations, Business Process Engineering, and Project Management experience. Our Talent Advisors were able to find a fantastic candidate with over 25 years of experience in a directly related field. They were thrilled with their new Sr. Solutions Architect and grateful for our team’s efficiency and dedication that went into filling this role in less than 8 weeks.
Life Fitness

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Cicero,
IL
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Sauk Village,
IL
Seeking to hire a Maintenance Technician for a Direct Hire opportunity in Sauk Village, IL. The Maintenance Process Technician is a hands-on position responsible for maintenance and processing of…
Northbrook,
IL
Seeking a Civil Engineer for a Direct Hire, permanent employment opportunity in Northbrook, IL. The Civil Engineer works as a drafting team workflow supervisor and provides strong technical knowledge…

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Chicago, IL 60631
(847) 825-8000

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Chicago, IL 60654
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