Michael Patrick Burris

Mike Burris

Name : Mike Burris
Industry Type : Construction Recruiters
City & State : Missouri City, TX
Job Title Construction Recruiter
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Michael Patrick Burris

2615 Creek Terrace Drive, Missouri City, TX 77459

(281) 222-2921 Cell






Human Resource Professional with extensive years of Recruiting and Human Resources experience in corporate, construction and manufacturing facilities.  Areas of expertise are in employee relations and performance management, recruiting, benefits, workers compensation, safety, training and Affirmative Action.  Vast experiences in all areas of human resources from creating processes and procedures to annual audits of HR documentation and processes. Recognized as a high-energy professional that is always willing to take on new projects.


                                                                     AREAS OF EXPERTISE


Staff Recruitment & Selection

HR Management

Corporate Communication

Interpersonal Communication

Performance Appraisals

Establishing Morale

Conflict Resolution

Training & Development

Leadership  & Coaching




University of Houston Houston, Texas

Bachelor of Science Degree, Major in Business Technology, Option in Personnel




May 2008 to Sept. 2010       WorleyParsons Resources & Energy Southwest Operations Houston, TX


                                          Senior HR Technical Recruiter (Direct) - Support and manage full life cycle recruitment for Onshore / Offshore Upstream and Downstream in Hydrocarbon / Power / Nuclear / Steel Industries. Recruited for  Project Controls, Quality Inspection; Structural, Process, Mechanical, Materials, Pipe Support / Stress, Control Systems, Instrument Electrical, Project Engineers and Construction / HSE / Safety / Project Management / Procurement / Designers from the Employee Referral Program, Internet Searches on Job Boards, Career Fairs / Open Houses, Recruiting Agencies and Contract Shops. Responsible for reviewing resumes, submitting to Hiring Managers, scheduling interview and extending job offers and maintain the status of candidates by an automated tracking system. Worked with management on preparing descriptions for the job requisitions posting, salary structure in preparation of job offers, company policies / procedures, relocation assistance, field assignment letters, and sign- on bonus for job offers. Participated in weekly staffing meetings with management on the status of requisitions, interviews, job offers and new hire start dates. Managed and maintained relevant applicant tracking systems for OFCCP (Office of Federal Contract Compliance Program) compliance.  Coordinated employee relocation and H1B, TN, and L1 visa processing. Managed the Recruiting Agencies and Contract Shop Vendors by approving Vendor Agreements, posting job requisitions with Vendors and approving invoices for payment.


July 2007 to May 2008         Kellogg Brown & Root Energy & Chemicals Division Houston. TX


Senior HR Technical Recruiter (Contract) Sourced, screened and recruited candidates for the International Construction Management; Commissioning & Start-up; Health Safety  &  Environmental, QA/QC Inspection; Procurement and Subcontract Management by Internet Searches, Job Fairs, Employee Referral Program and Direct Passive Recruiting Cold Calling. Responsible for posting requisitions, reviewing resumes and maintaining the status of candidates by an automated tracking system. Also recruited candidate for assignments to domestic assignment and assisted in the reassignment of international employee to new projects. Provided staffing reports to management for status of the international and domestic projects under the Federal Contract Compliance Program. Participate in weekly staffing meetings with management on the status of requisitions, interviews, job offers and new hire start dates. Also responsible for assisting in the mobilization of candidates to the international assignments in the signing the overseas agreements, physicals and visas



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Feb. 2007 to May 2007        Washington Group International Energy and Chemicals Division Houston, TX


Senior HR Technical Recruiter (Contract) - Sourcing Process Design Engineers, Mechanical Engineers and Structural / Civil Engineers and Designers by internet, career fairs, employee referral program and direct cold calling. Responsible for posting requisitions, reviewing resumes and maintaining the status of candidates by an automated tracking system and under the Federal Contract Compliance Program. Participate in weekly staffing meetings with management on the status of requisitions, interviews, job offers and new hire start dates.


Dec. 2005 to Jan. 2007        Shaw Group Inc. Fossil Power, Energy & Chemicals and Nuclear Divisions Houston, TX


                                          Senior HR Technical Recruiter (Direct) - Sourcing and hiring technical, professional, international and management personnel from the internet, employee referral program, career fairs / open houses, advertisements and contract shops. Responsible for posting requisitions, reviewing resumes and maintaining the status of candidates by an automated tracking system. Worked with management on preparing job descriptions, salary structure, company policies / procedures, relocation assistance, field assignment letters, international contracts and sign on bonus for internal transfers and job offers. Conducted and participated in weekly staffing meetings with management on the status of requisitions, interviews, job offers and new hire start dates.


Aug.1994 to Dec. 2005        Re/Max Heritage and Re/Max Fine Properties - Residential and Commercial Houston, TX


Real Estate Agent - Marketed properties on the Multiple Listing Service, Internet, Agent Referral System and multitude of advertising sources. Listed properties and serviced Clients in the sale of properties in the Greater Houston Area. Sourced properties and negotiated contracts for residential and commercial clients.


July 1989 to Jan. 1995         Nicholas Engineering Inc. - Contract Engineering Service Company Houston, TX


Engineering Consultant Responsible for marketing and servicing engineering and operating companies with contract engineers, designers, and technical support personnel.  Duties involved sourcing, screening, hiring and maintaining payroll.  Developed and maintained new and existing clients through extensive technical and sales experience. Performed specialized recruiting searches for my clients direct employment requirements. 


Oct. 1988 to July 1989         M.W. Kellogg Company -    Engineering and Construction Company Houston, TX


Human Resources Representative Recruited engineers and designers for Process & Design Engineering. Developed recruiting strategies by using advertising, employment agencies, trade shows, and contract shops.  Proven track record of hiring specifically skilled engineers and designers from employee referrals and past engineering company relationships.


Oct. 1986 to Sept 1988        Lockheed Missiles & Space Company - Lockheed Aerospace Division Austin, TX


Administrator Planned, organized, and handled all administrative tasks for directors and managers of the Manufacturing organizations involving employee promotions, transfers, reclassifications, organization changes, requisition postings, layoff/severances, medical/personal/workman compensation/education leaves, office reconfigurations, and furniture/telephone requirements; administered the salaried ranking, merit reviews, outstanding performer program, employee development plans, time keeping training/audits and salaried payroll growth.  Responsible for processing paperwork on hourly employees within the union agreement, and provide employee assistance on company benefits/policies and procedures.  Provided employee counseling and performed exit interviews on salaried employees.



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July 1984 to June 1986        Tracor, Inc. - Aerospace Group Austin, TX


Technical Recruiter Recruited engineers and professionals for development and production of electronic counter measures systems, advanced military telecommunication terminals, airborne navigation systems and complex local area network systems; conducted nationwide recruiting campaigns by radio and newspaper advertisements, participated in career job fairs, promoted employee referrals and contracted the services of technical search firms; responsible in development of a company job fair, college recruiting program and computerized resume file; performed as a personnel administrator for employee relocation, internal transfers/promotions, employee terminations, employee / manager counseling and company orientations.


April 1980 to June 1984       Foster Wheeler Energy Corporation - F.W. Mgmt. Operations, Ltd.  Houston, TX


Personnel Supervisor Conducted international technical and management personnel searches for oil refinery in Saudi Arabia; organized client interview schedules, managed overseas salary scale; extended contract employment offers; orientated and mobilized assignees; developed and maintained applicant reference files, personnel files and assisted in the technical training program.  Also supported technical contracts in South America, Africa, and other Middle East countries. (April 1982 to June 1984)


                                          Foster Wheeler Engineering Center - Engineering and Design Company Houston, TX


Personnel Supervisor Coordinated the professional and technical recruitment; monitored the college recruiting program, developed a resume tracking system; conducted a salary plotting chart for job offers; administered the employee referral and internal promotions programs; counseled employees and management on disciplinary problems and company policies; relocated new hires and company transfers. (November 1981 April 1982)


Personnel Representative Recruited engineers, draftsmen and administrative support personnel by newspaper and journal advertisement; selectively employed contract personnel; developed recruitment campaigns such as Open Houses and Employee Referral Programs; supported salary benefit surveys; recruited on college campuses; organized a van pool program; petitioned for work permits and permanent visas (April 1980 November 1981)


Oct. 1976 to April 1980        Hycel, Inc (A Boehringer Mannheim Company) - Medical Diagnostics Houston, TX


Personnel Administrator Recruited technical, office and management personnel; administered the wage/salary program; evaluated technical and office jobs for updating job descriptions; compiled EEOC data; developed and interpreted company policies and procedures; implemented a personnel records computer program; supervised the activities of the mailroom personnel.


April 1978 to Oct. 1978        Hughes Tool Company - Oil Drilling Tool Manufacturing Company Houston, TX


Employment Interviewer Employed machinists, technicians, and office personnel; arranged advertising campaign; conducted employment test and employment orientations; represented the unemployment claims; maintained records for Affirmative Action program and EEOC records; recruited on high school level for office and shop trainees.


Jan. 1977 to April 1978        Texas Instruments, Inc. - Micro Processing Manufacturing Division Houston, TX


Production Supervisor Trained and supervised up to forty technicians; maintained production schedules, yields, and equipment utilization; responsible for process specification and quality control; provided daily and monthly progress reports of shift activities to division management.


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