About Black-Peak

Black-Peak was founded to provide full service staffing for our valued customers.   We deliver this by providing in depth knowledge on the roles we’re helping to fulfill, along with a commitment to excellence and customer service. 

Based in Providence, Rhode Island, Black-Peak’s recruiting team is highly experienced in serving and successfully providing qualified candidates for direct hire, temp and contract roles, nationwide.

Some core benefits our customers have received since 2001 to present have included;  dedicated recruitment teams, solid industry knowledge, hiring cost savings, ability to target highly specific skills and experience and continuous feedback to ensure hiring success and customer satisfaction.

Black-Peak is a total recruitment solution for hiring experienced engineers and technical professionals in process controls & factory automation, robotics, building automation & HVAC, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, civil engineering, maintenance, and sales professional staff.   Each member of our recruitment team has been hired for their previous experience working in the industries we service as an engineer or technician.  We thoroughly understand the roles and experience you need to hire for, giving us an advantage over the competition.

Jim Bernier Founder and President

As a founder and current leader, Jim Bernier established Black-Peak to help employers with niche recruiting needs with a focus on controls, automation, electrical, mechanical and facilities maintenance and other building engineering roles.  With 25+ years’ of recruitment team leadership and customer business development, Jim has led the company and helped clients hire more than 2000 employees and contract talent across the United States.

Using years of knowledge, highly effective industry recruiting practices and all the best technical recruiting methods, Jim personally hires and trains only the most motivated recruiters for the Black-Peak team.

Jim is a Rhode Island native and father who believes in giving back to the community and supporting charitable organizations.   He also has a passion for his hobbies in boating, surfing, skiing and fitness.  When not at the office or behind his computer, you will find him enjoying the outdoors and helping others achieve their dreams.

Client Testimonials

Exceptional Service and Fantastic Results“

Black-Peak has filled four positions for me over the past two years. I can’t say enough about the work ethic and professionalism of their team. I have partnered with many agencies and “Black-Peak is by far the best I have experienced”. I am very pleased with the personnel we brought on board, working with Black-Peak was a pleasure.

Personalized service is what sets Black-Peak apart from other agencies. Jim took the time to understand my needs, rolled up his sleeves and got down to business.  He runs his company with “old school values”, he is easy to work with, always available, and very focused on producing results.

Erin worked closely with me on several projects. She is highly organized, a great communicator, and a true professional. Erin consistently churned out qualified well-vetted candidates saving me time and providing great options. She is always pleasant, takes pride in her work and truly cares. The service Erin provided exceeded my expectation.

Thank you, Jim, Erin, and Black-Peak staff for helping FP/Pregis provide the “World Class Service Staff” our customers deserve.

Dan Gallo, Field Service Manager AMER
FP International/Pregis LLC

We engaged Black-Peak and Jim Bernier in particular at a critical time in our company. We had just signed a large contract and needed to spool up a whole new team with some difficult to find skills in the aerospace industry. Black-Peak took care of the details and very efficiently found at least three very qualified prospects per position. Being a small company, having Jim’s team provide most of the HR support we needed made what can be a difficult process much simpler. Beyond just the basic sorting of resumes, Black-Peak provided added value services such as background checks and drug testing. I would recommend Jim and his team without any reservations.

Fred - Senior Vice President
Aerospace & Turbines

GSA really appreciates your service and promptness in providing qualified personnel. I especially appreciate the candor of discussing candidates with you which helps you and I find the best-qualified personnel.

Richard - President
MEP Engineering firm in Pennsylvania

Black-Peak has become a trusted recruiting partner in sourcing and presenting quality professional candidates to our company.  The culture of the agency aligns nicely with our approach to recruiting: low pressure, friendly service, honest communication and ultimately great results.  Even for some of the tougher searches, where hiring managers are not fully sure of what they are looking for, Black-Peak is patient and helpful in defining the role, advising on current competitive salaries and ultimately performing the search.  A fantastic organization to work with!

Senior HR Professional
Developer of Heating, Cooling & Plumbing Products

We’ve worked with Jim at Black-Peak for several years now and have always been impressed with his personalized and professional approach to solving our staffing needs. Black-Peak continues to provide us highly qualified staff and has become our “go to” agency for key employee placements.

Director of Engineering
Consumer Product Manufacturing Company

Black-Peak has consistently understood our hiring needs and provided us with a pool of qualified candidates. From this pool we have been able to hire competent, happy and productive people.

Production Manager
Major U.S. Food Manufacturing Facility

Black-Peak has been very flexible and cooperative in meeting our engineering department requirements. They have worked closing with us and were able to provide a number of high quality technical engineering employees in this challenging job market. It is always pleasure to work with Black-Peak’s staff.

Vice President
Nationwide Electronics Manufacturer