Staffing Solutions

The Right People For the Right Reasons

Engineering Services

We provide highly-qualified engineering staff for industrial, commercial, energy, construction, and manufacturing and consumer products.

Solar Staffing

We specialize in providing solar staffing solutions for commercial and industrial projects. We can provide resources on a contract, contract-to-hire, or direct-hire basis, depending on your need and budget.

Skilled Trades

IST has over 50 years of combined experience in the industrial construction market. Our skilled tradespeople are vetted, highly skilled construction craft only. 

We Understand Your Staffing Requirements

We Understand Your Business

Our management team has over 50 years of combined experience in the industrial construction market. We understand the challenges presented at all stages of a project.

Highly-Skilled Craftspeople

We understand that you need more than just warm bodies on the job. Industrial Skilled Trades’ craftspeople are highly-skilled construction craft level only.

Industry Benchmarking

Benchmarking against industry standards, we provide weekly productivity tracking for all team members so you can ensure your project is on schedule.

Types of Placement


We understand some projects need to ramp up quickly. IST responds to your temporary staffing needs promptly, allowing you to scale your workforce appropriately.


Reduce your risk through IST’s Temp-to-Permanent staffing option. Evaluate an employee’s performance and ensure they are a good fit with co-workers, company culture, and day-to-day responsibilities.

Direct Placement

For direct hire placement positions, IST recruits and attracts candidates for you. We handle initial screening and reference checking to further narrow the field. You choose from only the best candidates.

Satisfied Clients 

“In the age of social networks it’s easy to generate a list of job candidates.  But I find Industrial Skilled Trades to be a valuable partner in separating out candidates that merely meet qualifications and identifying unique individuals that will be motivated team members and dedicated to serving our customers.”

Jon W.

Operations Manager, Wesa Automation

Engineering Placements

  • CAD
  • Design Engineers
  • Industrial Engineers
  • Substation Engineers 
  • Project Managers
  • Electrical/Automation
  • Mechanical
  • Manufacturing

Industrial/Commercial Placements

  • Electrical
  • Solar
  • Mechanical
  • Project Management and Estimators
  • Project Engineers
  • Welding
  • Telecom/Low Voltage

Industries We Serve



General Construction

Contact IST

2590 Alft Lane, Unit B
Elgin, IL 60124


8:00 am – 5:00 pm, M-F

Send Us a Message

Industrial Skilled Trades

2150 Point Blvd., Suite 800
Elgin, IL 60123


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