How Engineered Custom Coatings Cinched A Senior Position With
A $2,500 Budget

Engineered Custom Coatings (ECC) is a coatings manufacturing company providing the highest quality custom design paint solutions for applications in the industrial OEM and consumer market segments. They have been in business for over 50 years and are experiencing steady growth.

ECC wanted to hire a new senior chemist to work at their plant in Pewaukee, Wisconsin. The chemist needed to have a Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry, with a minimum of 3 to 5-years of experience with hydrophobic surfaces and creating formulas to specifications.



Company Size

25 People


Pewaukee, WI


EmPower HR’s first step was to meet with our contact at ECC. We discussed the job and salary range and finalized the following:

  • Overview of the job
  • Candidate fit (must-have skills and traits)
  • Interview logistics (who candidate would speak with next)
  • Screening questions
  • Expectations

The Results

EmPower HR’s recruiting team created a strategic ad campaign and posted it on Werkberry, our AI driven, recruitment marketing platform.

Eleven candidates applied for the job. Four of the candidates met initial screening qualifications and were interviewed by EmPower HR. After the interview, the recruiting team wrote up highlights from the conversation and indicated if the candidate met the key requirements, skills and traits — then discussed the candidates with ECC.

ECC chose to interview two of the candidates and extended an offer to one. From start to finish, the whole process took less than one month.

Costs Associated With The Job

Marketing Technology


Monthly Subscription Fee


Right Ad

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Typical Staffing Agency Cost


Of Salary

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