Your Premier Partner in Rail Recruitment and Staffing.

Building a specialized team for rail can be quite a difficult task. At Sterling, we help our rail clients navigate recruiting and hiring challenges. With our vast expertise, network, and recruitment team, we can help accelerate you meet your hiring goals. We have a robust network of top-notch candidates available for short or long-term contracts, contract-to-hire, direct hire, or payrolling. When you partner with us, you’ll work with a rail industry expert who thinks outside the box and delivers real results for your business.

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A Rail Industry Partner For More Than 19 Years!

In 2005, Sterling partnered with a major railroad and transit system product and service supplier, a partnership that continues today! We were honored to be identified as a Preferred Supplier because of our history of quality, competitive pricing program, and formal MSA.

Over the years, we’ve provided:

    • Hundreds of contract employee placements with an average of 1-2 year contract durations
    • Many of these contract employees transitioned to direct hire, eventually promoted into managerial roles
    • A fully dedicated Account Manager and Recruiting/Delivery Team with virtual 24/7 availability
    • Hiring support in over 25 states

Let us tailor a solution for all your rail staffing needs!

Engineering and Technical Expertise

CAD Designers

Mechanical Engineers

Electrical Engineers

Manufacturing Engineers / Production Engineers

Information Technology


Supply Chain

Buyers / Planners

Technical Writers


Maintenance Technicians

Testers / Painters / Welders

Sterling Partnership Summary

Primary Supplier Program

Dedicated, full-time Account Manager and Recruiting/Delivery Team with rail industry knowledge.

Virtual 24/7 availability.

In-house and onsite Engineering Project Management Services.

Rail industry regulations experience and knowledge. 

Exceptional Quality

Nationwide recruiting for contract, contract-to-direct, direct hire positions, and employer-of-record (payrolling) services.

Contract employee orientation through industry-leading benefits, including comprehensive health insurance, ESOP, Diversity Certification, PTO/holiday pay, 401K matching, and more.

Highly Competitive Pricing

Sterling works on a contingent basis (no up-front or retainer costs). Our highly competitive pricing will reflect high volume needs or the opportunity to partner as a premier or primary supplier. We also have extensive experience streamlining processes and managing hiring initiatives or programs to gain greater efficiency and results!


The top 1% of staffing firms nationwide—90% of our business is from repeat clients.

Awarded “Highest Quality Supplier” by rail client.

Best of Staffing Awards:
Client Satisfaction – 11 Years
Talent Satisfaction – 10 Years
Employee Satisfaction – 4 Years

Empowering Success Together: Our Collaborative Journey

At Sterling, we pride ourselves on our exceptional recruitment process. We build strong partnerships with our clients, providing high-touch communication and in-depth prescreening to ensure the perfect match. Our advanced technology and extensive candidate database allow us to effortlessly locate technical candidates that may be difficult to find through other recruiting means. In addition, our dedicated technology talent team is profoundly knowledgeable and assesses technical skills, cultural fit, and alignment with our client’s values. We also provide comprehensive onboarding support for a seamless transition and long-term success. As a result, we deliver top-notch talent that aligns perfectly with our client’s goals and culture.

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