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Amtec.

(Private)  
Employment - Recruiting - Staffing
HQ: Chino Hills, CA   |  
Overview
In 1959, Robert Underwood took over what was then a floundering, debt-ridden staffing company whose goal was to find the right candidates for its customers. Renaming it Amtec Engineering, Inc., Bob worked hard to pull the company out of the red and honor his predecessor’s debts. With God’s help and a lot of elbow grease, he succeeded, and the little company grew under the leadership of Bob and a new partner, Pete Van Dyken. At first located on Commonwealth Avenue in Fullerton, California, the company served mainly technical companies like Beckman, General Dynamics, Honeywell, and Rockwell. Without the invention of computers or fax machines, candidates hand-delivered or mailed in their resumes, which were coded and painstakingly filed so they could be retrieved for the right job. Many came in each week to pick up their checks, too, and were always greeted by name.

Wanting more space, Amtec moved to Brea in 1978, and the advent of computers began making it much easier and faster to serve our candidates and customers. In 1983, Scott Kuethen joined the Amtec team as a recruiter. Young and full of new ideas, he constantly made suggestions for improvement, including bringing in new technology (the fax!) and ways to cut costs so the company could survive the latest economic downturn. Scott loved the win/win opportunity that recruiting afforded him; helping both a candidate and an employer in one fell swoop was almost as good as eating ice cream!

When Pete decided to retire, Scott and a partner bought his share of the company. A few years later, when Bob wanted to semi-retire also, they bought him out, too. The wind of change blew through Amtec as computer technology rapidly evolved, enabling us to be even more efficient in tracking candidate resumes and employers’ open positions.

Since then, change has become the norm, as software, firmware, and hardware seem to constantly need updating. And some new partners have joined our vision. But the passion with which Amtec serves its clients and candidates is still what motivates us. Although we’ve improved our process and systems, our main goal is the same, to find the right candidates for our clients’ positions. Yes, some things never change!

Career Opportunities
A lot of attractions are unexplainable. Why, for instance, does our cat insist upon snuggling up on the sofa with our dog, who can barely tolerate her? Some attractions, on the other hand, make sense, such as why employees love working for Google.

Besides the prestige of actually getting hired and the opportunity to innovate, employees enjoy many perks, such as free food, lap pools, on-site doctors, haircuts, and great compensation. And who wouldn’t love the death benefit where 50% of your yearly salary is paid to your loved one for 10 years after you die?

For those of us who aren’t Google and can’t offer such outrageous perks, let’s just do what we can to create a positive work environment that is pleasant, respectful, and fun. Someone did it at Amtec today. When I walked into the office, there was a giant pink box of donuts on the table, with an apple fritter just for me! It was such an easy way to make me smile.
Why Amtec?
All we do is recruit! Amtec has been making successful matches between technical professional candidates and organizations since 1959. Our outstanding reputation as the talent experts is built on our hard-won understanding of what you, our clients, really need and want, and the challenges you face. Combining this understanding with our acquired knowledge of what makes a good hire, we have developed unique systems and tools that help us bring you the top talent you need to succeed. Over the last half-century, in addition to subscribing to major job boards, we’ve also accumulated a proprietary database of more than 500,000 professional technical candidates. You can rely on our proven ability to source, screen, select, and deliver the candidates whose character, competence, and culture best match your position’s needs. Our unique hiring process saves you time and money, allowing you to focus on what you do best.
Our Products
Amtec offers you the flexibility of a full line of customizable services, along with the expertise and resources to hire efficiently. Whether you need a contract professional, a direct-hire employee, or a professional RPO recruiter to work with your in-house HR team, we offer solutions that make sense. Partner with Amtec to strategically acquire candidates who will help you stick to project deadlines, stay on budget, support your business goals, and keep your competitive edge.
Contact Us
13920 City Center Drive,
Suite 250, Chino Hills, CA 91709
Main Line: (714) 993-1900
Fax: (714) 993-2419