Senior Manufacturing Technology Specialist

North Carolina state University

Raleigh, NC

Job posting number: #7081795

Posted: August 4, 2021

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

About the Department
The Industry Expansion Solutions unit is a major component of the State’s economic development operation by diffusing engineering, science, knowledge and technology to North Carolina industry, business, and public agencies for the enhancement of quality, productivity, and environmental protection. This is accomplished by utilizing professional education and technical assistance that meet the needs of business, industry, and healthcare professionals. Advocating the use of engineering science and technology through best practices promotes corporate growth and the creation of quality products and services.
Essential Job Duties
Major responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:
Performing project initiation, execution, and delivery. In general, this includes, but is not limited to: evaluating client needs, facilitating groups for identifying/solving problems, collaborating with appropriate constituents to meet project objectives/requirements, assigning and/or performing project follow-up activities, and presenting project findings/recommendations.
Assisting manufacturing industry clients with the identification, proof-of-concept, and implementation of advanced manufacturing (Industry 4.0) technologies.
Working with clients as a trusted advisor to ensure optimal outcomes for their technology investments.
Training industry clients on a variety of advanced manufacturing technology topics.
Serving as the NC State IES/North Carolina Manufacturing Extension Partnership’s expert in Industry 4.0- with demonstrated expertise in Automation/Robotics manufacturing applications plus one of the following (applied to a manufacturing setting): Industrial Analytics, Cybersecurity, Additive Manufacturing, Augmented and/or Virtual Reality.
Performing organizational administrative tasks, and other related duties, as assigned.

Other Responsibilities
Other responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:
This position typically provides front line day to day contact with IES’s clients and partners by interacting and providing IES services in both public and on-site locations.
This position will also provide support so that IES may reach its stated short term and long term goals.
General manufacturing consulting service delivery will be expected as well, based on the successful candidate’s skill set – for example, delivering training/projects in ISO 9001-2015, Lean Six Sigma, OSHA Compliance, etc.
Perform other duties as assigned.

Minimum Education and Experience
Master’s degree or a Bachelor of Science Degree and 5 – 10 years of successful, related work experience.
Proven track record of accomplishments is required including the ability to establish viable relationships with manufacturing leaders and system integrators.
Documented experience in the application of good business practices and ethics.
Other Required Qualifications
Demonstrated applied automation/robotics programming and deployment experience in manufacturing is required.
A strong work ethic and a willingness to travel overnight are required.
High proficiency in the use of a personal computer.
Good communication and project management skills are needed.
Documented experience in the application of good business practices and ethics is required.
The physical ability for a wide range of activities is required.
Ability to work self-directed:
Ability to exercise broad guidance over designated technical product(s) and support activities under the leadership of the Field Operations Director and in cooperation with Product Area Managers using established policy as guidance.
Ability to exercise discretion and judgment when making a decision. Standard NCSU and IES/NCMEP guidelines, practices and policies will be followed for routine work. Normal and authoritative advice will be sought to insure an informed decision.
A strong background in Manufacturing Technology, and specifically, Industry 4.0 technology implementation.
Preferred Qualifications
Master’s degree preferred
A working knowledge of other quality management principles, process excellence, and continuous improvement practices together with experience overseeing an organization’s continuous improvement program is a plus.
Experience with customer service, community relations, continuing education, marketing execution, sales, and strategic planning are beneficial.
Required License(s) or Certification(s)
A valid North Carolina Driver’s License or the ability to obtain one within 60 days of employment.

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