Employment Opportunities

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Marshall University, the Robert C. Byrd Institute and the Marshall University Research Corporation are EEO / AA employers.

The following positions are currently available with the Robert C. Byrd Institute:

Director of RCBI AERO

The Robert C. Byrd Institute (RCBI), West Virginia’s Advanced Manufacturing Technology Center, is accepting resumes for a Director of RCBIAero, a federal grant program designed to help expand the aerospace industry in the region.

The full-time, exempt position will serve as the lead visionary and director for RCBIAero.  This position reports to the Director of RCBI. RCBIAero is a state-of-the-art advanced manufacturing center that works with small to medium-sized manufacturers providing technical assistance, proof of concept services, prototyping, mentorship, new market development, marketing, workforce training, quality certification, and supply chain development to manufacturers and entrepreneurs in or looking to enter the aerospace manufacturing industry.

The successful candidate will:

Work one-on-one with manufacturers and entrepreneurs assisting them with proof-of-concept services, business development and expansion opportunities, and in seeking early-stage funding and private investment opportunities. Prospecting, and cold-calling on companies to introduce them to services and new opportunities is an essential duty.

  • Provide clients with access to product prototyping
  • Connect clients to market evaluation and business planning opportunities, as well as business space
  • Offer mentorship to clients through connections to existing aerospace business leaders
  • Refer clients to partners and service providers
  • Build and maintain professional relationships with businesses in the target region
  • Establish aerospace workforce development opportunities
  • Build and establish professional relationships with aerospace primes

Required Qualifications:

Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration or Technical/Mechanical Field

Three (3) years’ experience in community and/or business development, business, sales, or manufacturing

Available for travel across the region

Preferred Qualifications:

Preference given to candidates with a Master’s Degree

Preference is given to candidates with aerospace, manufacturing, design, business, and/or entrepreneurial experience

Salary: Commensurate with education and experience.

Application Procedure: To apply, log in at:  https://marshall.peopleadmin.com/postings/11422 

Position is open until filled. Marshall University and the Marshall University Research Corporation are EEO/AA employers.

Shared Manufacturing Intern at the Robert C. Byrd Institute


Position Type: Part-time temporary position. Maximum 20 Hours per week.

Special Note: Must be student. This position will be located in Bridgeport, WV.

Qualifications: Must have good mechanical aptitude. Maintenance experience preferred. Experience in machining that includes using engine lathes, boring mills, horizontal mills, vertical mills, grinders and CNC Machines preferred. The ability to program CNC using CAD/CAM, setup and operate all types of CNC equipment preferred. Candidate should be proficient with the use of precision measurement and hand tools. Prefer strong oral and written skills combined with a team player attitude. Interested individuals must display self-initiative, and the ability to work in a team environment is required.

Duties: Will be required to perform cleaning, maintenance tasks, assist with machine setups, all other duties as assigned.

Application Procedure: Send resume to Arley Carpenter, Director of Manufacturing Services, Robert C. Byrd Institute, 100 Angus Peyton Drive So. Charleston WV 25303.

Application Deadline: Position is open until filled.

Background Check Required: No