Senior Accountant

  • Location: Mobile, Alabama
  • Type: Direct Hire
  • Job #831
  • Salary: $60,000.00

FirstFour Staffing is partnered with a client in Mobile, AL seeking a Senior Accountant to supervise an invoicing department. This is an excellent opportunity with growth potential.


  • Identify and handle prepaids and accruals
  • Manage payroll process
  • Manage the invoicing and A/R functions
  • Review outgoing invoices
  • Ensure that invoicing is done in a timely manner
  • Oversee special projects as assigned
  • Review and update policies and procedures
  • Help with project accounting and reporting


  • Bachelor degree in accounting required
  • 3+ years of general accounting experience
  • Some supervisory experience preferred
  • Technology savvy
  • NetSuite software experience a plus

Generator Technician

  • Location: Jacksonville, Florida
  • Type: Contract To Hire
  • Job #828

Our Customer, a custom enclosure fabricator in downtown Jacksonville, is looking for an experienced Generator Technician to add to their team.  This is a temp-to-perm role with a reputable company…the opportunity to start a career.

Starting at $26.00 per hour 

40 hours per week 

This is an integral role that assist with pre-start, start-up, commissioning, and testing diesel and gas generators, in addition to all customer testing and final QC inspections..  Maintaining a high awareness of technical changes in the industry, this role will attend training sessions as required to retain certifications.      

Skills / Experience:

  • Attention to detail is a MUST
  • Must have 5+ years as a Generator Technician
    • CAT experience a plus!
  • Autodesk software experience (2D & 3D)
  • CNC Programming knowledge is a plus
  • Steel fabrication knowledge / experience

Candidates must be willing to learn, if you have a desire to grow your career then this is the opportunity for you.  

Purchasing Manager

  • Location: Robertsdale, Alabama
  • Type: Direct Hire
  • Job #826
  • Salary: $80,000.00

Purchasing Manager

Purpose of the position: To develop, implement, and execute strategies to improve complete supply chain performance. Interact with the CSRs and warehouse personnel to provide accurate inventory control. Establish and maintain supplier approval (AVL) strategies that support cost goals, customer alternatives, and improved delivery.

Essential Functions: (must be able to perform these functions, with or without reasonable accommodation). 

  • Develop a purchasing strategy. 
  • Review and process purchase orders. 
  • Maintain record of goods ordered and received. 
  • Maintain compliance with DLA. 
  • Negotiate price and contract with suppliers. 
  • Manage supplier scorecards. 
  • Maintain Encoder database for mineral content, California Prop 65, COO, etc. 
  • Build and maintain relationship with vendors. 
  • Selects prospective vendors and negotiates contracts. 
  • Evaluate vendors based on quality, timeliness, and price. 
  • Schedule delivery and ensure timely fulfillment of orders. 
  • Research and evaluate vendors to compare pricing and services. 
  • Coordinate with fellow managers to monitor inventory and determine supply needs. 
  • Ensure quality of procured items and address problems when they arise. 
  • Keeps up with trends in procurement. 
  • Travels to vendor locations for (AVL). 
  • Stay current with purchasing technology trends and oversees purchase and implementation, as necessary. 
  • Handle customer concerns or issues in a timely professional manner. 
  • Resolve product or service problems and expedite corrective actions. 
  • Develop vendors for effective, low-cost packaging materials/concepts. 
  • Effective inventory management to avoid/limit obsolete or slow-moving materials (SLOB) 
  • Participate in special projects as requested.

Skills, knowledge, and abilities: (these are required to perform the essential functions of the job). 

  • Strong command of written and oral communication skills. 
  • Must have/develop a thorough understanding of our distribution products. 
  • Must be able to interact cordially and productively with co-workers in a team environment and establish relationships with individuals at all levels of the company. 
  • Must be able to manage difficult individuals and situations. 
  • Must be able to make independent judgment decisions with minimal supervision. 
  • Strong computer skills (ERP functionality, Microsoft)

Experience and Education Requirements: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field preferred. 
  • 5 years of supply chain/purchasing experience (hydraulic cylinder product is preferred). 
  • Demonstrated presentation skills. 
  • SCPC, CSCP, or relevant certification preferred. 
  • Background check required.

Location:  Robertsdale, AL
Compensation: Base salary, potential bonus payout based on attainment of company profitability goals.

Metrics used to evaluate performance: 

  • On time customer delivery performance. 
  • Proven reduced reliance on distribution suppliers (Hercules, Steel Supply, etc) as opposed to OEM purchases. 
  • Gross profit improvements. 
  • Freight / shipping costs (less NDA for stockable items) 
  • Inventory turns. 
  • AVL management (reduction of lost quotes)

Procurement Manager

  • Location: Mobile, Alabama
  • Type: Direct Hire
  • Job #815
  • Salary: $135,000.00

Responsibilities include:

  • Lead all large Capital Projects procurement activities – $500M +
  • Project negotiations and execution including OEM packages, construction services, PPM; Collaboration with global procurement teams
  • Management of and interfacing with Procurement team, outside resources assigned
  • Relative reporting and communications with upper management

Successful candidate will have:

  • Bachelors degree (or combo education/experience), and 15 years of experience supporting large capital project s in a heavy industrial environment with 5 years being in a procurement  leadership/management role
  •  Minimum $50- $100M OEM procurement contracts management experience
  • Excellent knowledge of the procurement lifecycle, negotiations, construction services contract management including EPCM, Engineering, and GC contracts
  • Experience with international and domestic suppliers

This position can be a two year contract arrangement or a long term, permanent opportunity. Both options offer:

  • Competitive salary
  • Full benefits package
  • 20% bonus potential
  • Comprehensive relocation package


Team Manager Hot Dip Galvanizing Reliability

  • Location: Calvert, Alabama
  • Type: Direct Hire
  • Job #812
  • Salary: $96,134.00

The ideal candidate will lead the Hot Dip Galvanizing Mill Reliability Engineering team to achieve world class availability, productivity, and quality in collaboration with the operations and maintenance teams to support the business goals.
The Basics

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering, a Technical Degree, or a combination of education and experience 
  • 5+ years demonstrated experience supporting engineering and reliability requirements in a steel mill, or other heavy industrial environment.
  • Ability to work with and/or lead people to achieve positive results.
  • Experience budgeting and forecasting operating and maintenance costs.
  • Experience with planning and scheduling
  • Extensive experience with project and process documentation
  • Intermediate to proficient skills with Microsoft products; especially Excel and Project
  • Ability to lead a team through the following sub-processes:
    • Root Cause Failure Analysis (RCFA);
    • Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM)
    • Maintenance Task Analysis (MTA)
    • Predictive Maintenance Technology (PdM)
  • Ability to execute all elements of the Process and Product Quality Control Process, including leading a team through the following sub-processes:
    • Quality Planning, Quality Control, and Continuous Improvement
    • Root Cause Failure Analysis

The Extras

  • Certified Maintenance and Reliability Professional
  • Reliability Centered Maintenance experience including Equipment Maintenance Program development preferred.
  • World Class Manufacturing practices and program management knowledge preferred.
  • Carbon steel cold rolling process knowledge a plus


  • Demonstrates strong interpersonal communications skills, written and verbal.
  • Ability to run effective meeting – meeting facilitations.
  • Good Benchmarking skills
  • Demonstrates strong decision-making, analytical, and problem-solving skills.
  • Conflict resolution skills
  • Able to competently handle a fast-paced environment, with strong organizational, multi-tasking, and prioritizing skills.
  • Demonstrates strong work ethic and displays a high degree of professionalism.
  • Demonstrates commitment to teamwork by fostering an environment that embodies trust and respect.
  • Demonstrate the company values of Safety, Teamwork, Accountability, Relationships, and Sustainability
  • Ensure working knowledge of competencies as defined in ISO 14001 (current version), IATF 16949 (current version), and ISO 17025 (current version)


  • Shares with the Maintenance and Operations leadership team the accountability to ensure that products and manufacturing process is stable, reliable and achieves the Business Units Goals.
  • Direct management of reliability engineers: review and provide direction with assigned team members.
  • Ensure equipment reliability strategy is in place and aligned with Business Plan; all elements of the Asset Reliability Process are in place.
  • Asset Criticality and Standards are in place.
    • Equipment Maintenance Programs (EMP) to achieve required goals are developed and implemented.
    • Manufacturing Performance Analysis and Performance Management
    • Provide reliability services to mill business units and act as a liaison for external reliability support including but not limited to Asset Prioritization, FMEA, RCA, targeted improvement efforts.
  • Facilitate/Manage the Root Cause Analysis Process
  • Responsible for technical adequacy of the Equipment Maintenance Program including preventative and predictive maintenance.
  • Participate in continuous improvement of both Equipment and Product/Process performance, thereby improving the overall Business Unit performance
  • Benchmark – Participates in identifying best in class reliability benchmarks, performance gaps and the development of plans to close the gaps
  • Participates in the development and execution of the Business Plan
  • Provide communication of company policies, notices, conducting oral and written performance reviews and equitable assignment of work to team members
  • Fulfills the commitment to ensure a safe and healthy work environment
  • Fulfills the responsibilities required to achieve the Quality Commitment


  • Office and industrial setting   
  • Gulf coast region in Calvert, Alabama 
  • Days, Monday to Friday with extended hours as required due to periods of peak workloads.

Mechanical Maintenance Engineer

  • Location: Mobile, Alabama
  • Type: Direct Hire
  • Job #796
  • Salary: $85,000.00

The Basics:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering
  • At least 5 years of experience working in engineering or maintenance in a steel manufacturing environment
  • Experience working in steelmaking required
  • Intermediate computer skills to include SAP and Microsoft Office
  • In depth knowledge of Electric Arc Furnace, Ladle Metallurgy Facility, Vacuum Tank Degasser, Refractory, and/or Caster Maintenance
  • Advanced skills in Hydraulic Systems, Vacuum Systems, Material Handling, Emissions Control Systems, and Bag Houses
  • Excellent communications skills working with professionals, operations/maintenance personnel, and construction trades
  • Comprehensive knowledge of Reliability Engineering Practices
  • Predictive Maintenance experience including vibration, infrared, ultrasound, etc
  • Ability to coordinate and execute multiple projects with minimal supervision

The Extras:

  • 10+ years of experience working in engineering or maintenance in a steel manufacturing environment
  • SAP Plant Maintenance experience preferred


  • Holds self and others accountable to meet commitments
  • Makes good and timely decisions that keep the organization moving forward
  • Takes on new opportunities and tough challenges with a sense of urgency, high energy, and enthusiasm
  • Builds partnerships and works collaboratively with others to meet shared objectives
  • Actively learns through experimentation when tackling new problems, using both successes and failures as learning fodder


  • Play a vital role as part of the Project and Commissioning Team on Mechanical Engineering and Construction for the new melt shop. Ensure the new facility is designed for optimal operability and maintenance
  • Perform quality review of construction activities pertaining to Mechanical Equipment manufacturing and installation
  • Develop Equipment Maintenance Program for an Electric Arc Furnace, Ladle Metallurgy Furnace, Vacuum Tank Degasser, Caster, Material Handling systems, utilities, and associated supporting equipment
  • Provide technical support for the project management group, from the feasibility study phase to the coordination of the final acceptance tests, ensuring the technical quality, as well as ensuring the correct technical documentation after commissioning or changes
  • Establish the minimum technical requirements necessary to purchase or modify equipment and/or systems by maintaining technical standards based on national, international or corporate standards, incorporating new technologies whenever necessary
  • Prepare and present reports and findings by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing information and trends
  • Observe safety, review accident/incident reports and assist in investigations as required
  • Lead, support, participate in, and develop improvement programs and project groups
  • Support management in optimizing quality, cost, reliability, and performance of equipment
  • Coordinate and direct personnel as required
  • Demonstrates the company values of Safety, Teamwork, Accountability, Relationships, and Sustainability          


  • Office and Industrial setting in the Steel Making facility
  • During first ~2 years, Construction setting
  • Gulf coast region in Calvert, AL
  • Days, Monday to Friday with extended hours as required due to periods of peak workloads

1st Class Mig Welder

  • Location: Lockport , Louisiana
  • Type: Contract
  • Job #789

Our customer, a prominent shipyard in Lockport, Louisiana, is looking to add 1st Class Structural (Mig) Welders to their team.  Local and Non-Local positions are available, if you qualify.

Qualified candidates should be proficient welding all positions and ready to test with GMAW.


1st Class Pipe Welder

  • Location: Lockport , Louisiana
  • Type: Contract
  • Job #785

Our customer, a prominent shipyard in Lockport, Louisiana, is looking to add 1st Class Pipe Welders to their team.  Local and Non-Local positions are available, if you qualify.

Qualified candidates should be proficient welding in the 6G position and ready to test with SMAW, GMAW-S, GTAW, and FCAW.

Capital Investments Procurement Analyst

  • Location: Calvert, Alabama
  • Type: Direct Hire
  • Job #779
  • Salary: $62,000.00

Capital Investments Procurement Analyst

The ideal candidate will work in a transactional, large volume, deadline-driven procurement environment, advancing the procurement activities of large capital investments and services to meet the business goals.

The Basics:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Supply Chain, Business, Analytics, Engineering, or other related field
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in Procurement role, to include at least 2 years working with large capital investments
  • Strong working knowledge of large Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems
  • Knowledge of large OEM procurement contracts and the contract management of these contracts.  This includes payment terms, performance bonds/irrevocable letters of credit, liquidated and actual damage clauses and international shipping and logistics terms.
  • Knowledge of the procurement lifecycle, negotiations, and the contract management of Construction Service contracts.  This should include EPCM, EPC, Engineering Services and General Contractor contracts.  This experience should also include Time & Material, Cost Reimbursable and Fixed Fee / Guaranteed Maximum Price (GMP) contracts. 
  • Knowledge of the procurement lifecycle, negotiations, and the contract management of Construction Permanent Plant Materials (PPM) contracts.  This experience should include electrical, mechanical, piping, structural steel and concrete / reinforcing bar contracts.  Knowledge and experience should include domestic and international suppliers; with a focus on US based suppliers where possible. 
  • Excellent communication skills, including reporting on Procurement progress to C-Level executives as part of the Project Reporting Process. 
  • Proficiency in:
    • Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel, Outlook)
    • Market and industry research/analysis techniques
    • Strategic sourcing best practices
    • Understanding of Total Cost of Ownership (TCO)
    • Project Management

The Extras:

  • Steel experience preferred.
  • Proficient understanding of and ability to read legal contracts.
  • Experience with working on large Capital Projects, specifically in the Metals or Heavy Industrial space.


  • Demonstrates strong decision-making, analytical, and problem-solving skills; demonstrates a deep level of detail as it relates to contracts and procurement activities.
  • Builds partnerships and works collaboratively with others to meet shared objectives
  • Knows the most effective and efficient processes to move the project forward, with a focus on continuous improvement.
  • Detailed orientated while still maintain a strategic or big picture focus.
  • Ability to interpret and apply understanding of key financial indicators to make better business decisions
  • Builds strong customer relationships and delivers customer-centric solutions
  • Making sense of complex, high quantity, and sometimes contradictory information to effectively solve problems
  • Secures and deploys resources effectively and efficiently
  • Sees ahead to future possibilities and translates them into breakthrough strategies
  • Identifies the most effective and efficient processes to get things done, with a focus on continuous improvement
  • Relates openly and comfortably with diverse groups of people


  • Evaluate, qualify, and accurately select suppliers in terms of quality, service, cost and capability
  • Prepare, negotiate, execute, manage and coordinate agreements for assigned commodities and/or services
  • Ensure plant needs and requirements are met while maintaining strong communication lines and high level of
  • customer service with internal customers and suppliers
  • Develop cost reduction strategies and identify non value-added activities related to categories; Present and
  • implement cost-savings ideas and opportunities
  • Research assigned markets and understand the associated processes, knowledge of potential suppliers, and
  • their capabilities
  • Process a high volume of requisitions from multiple areas for assigned categories
  • Assist in obtaining quotes, analyzing bids, and issuing purchase orders and expedites
  • Collaborate with departments for problem resolution, such as invoice discrepancies, non-conforming material, and proof of delivery
  • Work with various Procurement team members to ensure that the Project receives the best value, with the least risk on each contract. 
  • Effectively manage outside or contract Procurement and Contract resources assigned to the team.
  • Gathering data for reports and organizing the complex information for ease of communications
  • Interface with all Project Team members, EPCM members and OEMs to ensure accurate and complete understanding of all project documents, standards and contracts
  • Demonstrates the company values of Safety, Teamwork, Accountability, Relationships, and Sustainability


Project Management Engineer

  • Location: Mobile, Alabama
  • Type: Direct Hire
  • Job #777
  • Salary: $125,000.00

FirstFour Staffing is partnered with a leading manufacturer in Mobile AL to assist with their need for a Project Management Engineer to oversee capital projects including the construction of a new $775M state of the art manufacturing facility.
This is a 2-year direct hire contract opportunity offering full benefits and a comprehensive relocation package for the right candidate.


  • Manage capital projects from inception to completion
  • Develop project budget and schedule
  • Qualify bids, respond to RFIs
  • Develop scopes of work, equipment specs and other technical documents
  • Management of multiple contractors and contracts
  • Commissioning and manufacturing integration
  • Ensure as-built drawings, operating and maintenance manuals are received, and equipment maintenance plan development


  • BS in Mechanical, Electrical or Civil Engineering preferred
  • Minimum 5 years (with degree) experience supporting engineering and capital project management
  • Combination of education and experience considered in lieu of degree
  • Contractor management and coordination experience
  • Project and process documentation experience
  • Computer proficiency – Microsoft Office required, Microsoft Project and SharePoint a plus
  • PMP Certification a plus