Senior Talent Acquisition Specialist

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A Day in Your Life at MKS:

As a Senior Talent Acquisition Specialist at MKS Instruments you will be partnering with our Hiring Managers and Human Resources to hire amazing talent. You will report into a Talent Acquisition Manager. You will be joining an impressive, established global team to both deliver for our customers, and grow and excel as a recruiting professional.

You play a critical role on three fronts:

  • End to end talent delivery (passive and active recruitment),
  • Hiring advisement (partnering with other Human Resources professionals and our Hiring teams),
  • Continuous improvement and building our recruitment capabilities.

You Will Make an Impact By:

  • Manage your schedule, desk and delivery with a customer centric mindset.
  • Serve as a talent advisor to report and recommend effective hiring strategies.
  • You will manage full cycle recruiting processes including Intake and Advisement Meetings, Targeted Recruiting, Candidate Funnel Management, Customer or Stakeholder Update Meetings, and close as a trusted advisor on compensation/offer components.
  • You will identify candidates from multiple non-applicant channels, providing an inclusive slate of candidates and pipeline top talent into your and MKS’ network.
  • Support the development of TA programs and identify recommendations to continuously improve the recruitment processes and tools to ensure optimal performance.
  • Partner and build strong internal relationships with your TA peers, HR, Total Rewards, and internal business units.

Skills You Bring (Required Skills):

  • Bachelor’s degree, with industry certifications a plus
  • 5+ years of end-to-end recruiting in a corporate environment to include:
    • 5+ years of experience recruiting for Engineering or Technical functions and / or Leadership roles
    • Must have sourcing/agency – passive hunting experience
    • ATS experience is required, (Workday is strongly preferred)
  • Occasional meetings in other time zones.

Preferred Skills:

  • Strong preference for experience in optical, lasers, photonics, semiconductor industries.
  • Strong preference for experience recruiting outside the US, particularly in Canada and or Mexico.
  • Experience managing both volume and specialized searches and hiring relationships.
  • Strong communication and decision-making skills throughout the full cycle recruiting process are necessary in this role.
  • Talent Intelligence or Market Labor tools are a plus.

We are interested in a qualified candidate who is eligible to work in the United States. However, we will not be sponsoring work visas for this position, at this time.

MKS is an equal opportunity employer, including disability, veteran status and all categories protected by law. Please review our EOE statements for additional details. MKS is generally only hiring candidates who reside in states where we are registered to do business.

Compensation and Benefits:
Salary Pay Range: $78,400.00 – 145,600.000 per year. This range is a good faith estimate of the expected salary range for this position, based on a wide range of factors including qualifications, experience and training, operational and business needs and other considerations permitted by law. At MKS, it is not typical for an individual to be hired at or near the top of the range for the role.

Bonus: This position is eligible for a discretionary annual bonus, in an amount to be determined by MKS [or as applicable].

Benefits: MKS offers a comprehensive benefits package, including health insurance coverage (medical, dental and vision), 401(k) with company match, life and disability insurance, 11 paid holidays, sick time, 15 paid vacation days, [6 weeks fully paid] parental leave, adoption assistance and tuition reimbursement [and for participation in any stock programs, signing bonus, etc.].


Globally, our policy is to recruit individuals from wide and diverse backgrounds. However, certain positions require access to controlled goods and technologies subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) or Export Administration Regulations (EAR). Applicants for these positions may need to be “U.S. persons.” “U.S. persons” are generally defined as U.S. citizens, noncitizen nationals, lawful permanent residents (or, green card holders), individuals granted asylum, and individuals admitted as refugees.

MKS Instruments, Inc. and its affiliates and subsidiaries (“MKS”) is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer: diverse candidates are encouraged to apply. We win as a team and are committed to recruiting and hiring qualified applicants regardless of race, color, national origin, sex (including pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions), religion, age, ancestry, physical or mental disability or handicap, marital status, membership in the uniformed services, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, or any other category protected by applicable law. Hiring decisions are based on merit, qualifications and business needs. We conduct background checks and drug screens, in accordance with applicable law and company policies.  MKS is generally only hiring candidates who reside in states where we are registered to do business.

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