Mech-Tool Engineering

The Client

Mech-Tool Engineering is a leading global supplier of solutions protecting people and equipment from fire, blast and radiant heat hazards for the offshore and onshore oil and gas, nuclear, renewable energy, chemical and petrochemical industries.

The Challenge

To reduce fixed employment costs in order to mirror man hours worked on a project by project basis, maximising profitability whilst retaining the efficiencies and skills of a fully functional workforce.

The Solution

Having worked with this Mech-Tool Engineering for 7 years as their supplier for temporary recruitment solutions we had a firm understanding of their business model, client services, culture and objective.

Following a cost down exercise, our team conducted an in-depth review of the remaining workforce and presented a lean model, which allowed us to combine recruitment with HR in order to continue to attract skills but vary employment costs on a project by project basis.

As the duration of their projects vary between 1 and 4 years, we needed to ensure compliance within employment law, fair treatment and robust management of procedures that complimented our client’s requirements.

We introduced a fully outsourced, onsite HR service that underpinned the entire employment life cycle, controlled by a dedicated member of the RMS trained HR Team.

The Benefits

A significant reduction in fixed labour and employment liability costs for our client.

RMS only invoice for actual hours worked, operating with the skills of a large permanent workforce, minimising fixed costs allowing the ability to man up and down as and when needed.

“Mech-Tool Engineering began working with RMS in 2011. Due to their understanding of our requirements and industry sector our relationship has since developed into a fruitful and durable partnership, most recently within a sole supplier basis for temporary recruitment on the TCO Tengiz Oil Field contract. They have the ability to listen, understand but most importantly deliver a quality service across both permanent and temporary disciplines that is reflective of their commitment to our business. Through their dedicated account managers they provide a unique hands on approach and always go the extra mile to ensure they deliver a first class out sourced staffing solution. The level of service and attention to detail we receive from RMS’ is testament to their dedication and expertise in the Engineering industry, with their focus on client and candidate experience being very refreshing.”

Sandra Groom / HR Manager / Mech-Tool Engineering

“I have been heavily involved with Mech-Tool Engineering’s permanent and contract recruitment needs and have developed and gained a fantastic and trusting relationship with their team. Mech-tool are a global leader in the fabrication and engineering industry which makes it a fantastic experience to work with such a prestigious company. Since starting with RMS I have been fortunate to place a number of technical personnel into their business and feel proud to have made a real impact by strengthening what is already a very strong team. Moving forward I am excited about the challenges and projects we will be working on together and I am sure that with the help of Sandra and the Mech-Tool team our relationship can continue to prosper.”

Adam Pearson / Specialist Engineering Consultant / RMS