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:

Technical Trainer, Appalachian Hatchery

Position Type:  Full-Time exempt position.

Job Description:  The Robert C. Byrd Institute (RCBI) is seeking applications for a Technical Trainer for the Appalachian Hatchery, a Partnerships for Opportunity & Workforce & Economic Revitalization (POWER) program created to assist manufacturers, start-ups

and innovators with development of new products & markets, and deliver skills training to their employees. This position (based at the McDowell County Career and Technical Center in Welch WV) is responsible for working with local manufacturers and entrepreneurs in southern West Virginia to provide retooling, prototyping, training, and other similar assistance.

The successful candidate will:   

  • Work with small to medium manufacturers and entrepreneurs to develop opportunities, ideas, concepts, trainings and innovative strategies that allow them to take their concepts, designs, and ideas and develop them into practical, sustainable, economically viable solutions that create jobs;
  • Assisting with student pre-testing, interviews and selection; developing lesson plans;
  • Maintaining discipline in the classroom and lab;
  • Instructing students on a day-to-day basis;
  • Evaluating student performance;
  • Maintaining attendance and test records;
  • Performing preventive maintenance on shop equipment; maintaining inventory of supplies;
  • Working with the RCBI industry advisory council to maintain industry standards;
  • Include day-to-day interaction with all RCBI sites, pertinent day-to-day interaction with RCBI management, day-to-day interaction with local and regional customers;
  • Ensure partner and industry satisfaction;
  • Lead in developing and implementing appropriate procedures and processes to ensure the latest technologies are available;
  • Lead in maintaining a safe and clean facility, assuring all safety procedures are followed;
  • Programming, set-up and operating CNC and manual machining equipment;
  • Maintaining familiarity with new and developing manufacturing processes and materials; and
  • Assisting industrial sector with advanced metalworking techniques to develop and enhance the region’s industrial capabilities.

Required Qualifications

  • Minimum of five (5) years of experience in manual and CNC machining
  • Minimum of 3 to 5 years experience in training/workforce development programs
  • Some travel required

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelors or Associate Degree preferred in related field

Salary:  Commensurate with education and experience.

Application Procedure:  To apply, log in at: https://marshall.peopleadmin.com/postings/8237

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

Sprouting Farms Education and Outreach Coordinator at RCBI

7/18/2017

The Robert C. Byrd Institute for Advanced Flexible Manufacturing (RCBI), West Virginia’s Advanced Manufacturing Technology Center is accepting resumes for an Education Coordinator for the Sprouting Farms project.

Duties: The successful candidate will join a highly motivated, statewide team to oversee the Apprenticeship, Incubator, and Mentor Farms programs of Sprouting Farms. The Education Director is responsible for developing, managing, and monitoring training and education plans for apprentices, coordinating the education programming with partners, land and resource access for apprentices, facilitating relationships and coordinating mentor farms, and performing outreach about the program and training opportunities to the community.  The Education Director will also coordinate programing with project partners and service providers and work with the Production Manager to communicate and help with production planning for the participants. They will be responsible to work with project partners to assemble and tailor apprenticeship curriculum, schedule courses and perform other duties as assigned.

RequiredQualifications:Bachelor’s Degree or Associate’s Degree with equivalent experience is required. Two years’ experience in successful management experience including supervision of staff or volunteers, management of finances, and interactions with clients. Experience working with employees and/or volunteers.  Excellent communication and organizational skills. Ability to successfully recruit individuals for apprenticeship program and outreach visits to partners is essential. The successful candidate must have the ability to work as part of the statewide RCBI team. Ability to lift 50 pounds and work in a farm environment. Proficiency using online resources/social media is required.

Candidate is required to be proficient in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Outlook, flowcharting and statistical analysis software.  A pre-employment background check and references are required. Overnight travel is required.

Location: Position will be housed in southern WV at the Sprouting Farms site. The farm site is rustic and working conditions may include performing farm related activities, working in unconditioned office space, implementing programming in a barn loft, and traveling to mentor farms across the Greenbrier Valley.

Salary:  Commensurate with education and experience.

Marshall University and the Marshall University Research Corporation are EEO/AA employers.

To apply, log in at:  https://marshall.peopleadmin.com/postings/7957

Technical Trainer, Appalachian Hatchery

Position Type:  Full-Time exempt position.

Job Description:  The Robert C. Byrd Institute (RCBI) is seeking applications for a Technical Trainer for the Appalachian Hatchery, a Partnerships for Opportunity & Workforce & Economic Revitalization (POWER) program created to assist manufacturers, start-ups

and innovators with development of new products & markets, and deliver skills training to their employees. This position (based in Williamson WV) is responsible for working with local manufacturers and entrepreneurs in southern West Virginia to provide retooling, prototyping, training, and other similar assistance.

The successful candidate will:   

  • Work with small to medium manufacturers and entrepreneurs to develop opportunities, ideas, concepts, trainings and innovative strategies that allow them to take their concepts, designs, and ideas and develop them into practical, sustainable, economically viable solutions that create jobs;
  • Assisting with student pre-testing, interviews and selection; developing lesson plans;
  • Maintaining discipline in the classroom and lab;
  • Instructing students on a day-to-day basis;
  • Evaluating student performance;
  • Maintaining attendance and test records;
  • Performing preventive maintenance on shop equipment; maintaining inventory of supplies;
  • Working with the RCBI industry advisory council to maintain industry standards;
  • Include day-to-day interaction with all RCBI sites, pertinent day-to-day interaction with RCBI management, day-to-day interaction with local and regional customers;
  • Ensure partner and industry satisfaction;
  • Lead in developing and implementing appropriate procedures and processes to ensure the latest technologies are available;
  • Lead in maintaining a safe and clean facility, assuring all safety procedures are followed;
  • Programming, set-up and operating CNC and manual machining equipment;
  • Maintaining familiarity with new and developing manufacturing processes and materials; and
  • Assisting industrial sector with advanced metalworking techniques to develop and enhance the region’s industrial capabilities.

Required Qualifications

  • Minimum of five (5) years of experience in manual and CNC machining
  • Minimum of 3 to 5 years experience in training/workforce development programs
  • Some travel required

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelors or Associate Degree preferred in related field

Salary:  Commensurate with education and experience.

Application Procedure:  To apply, log in at: https://marshall.peopleadmin.com/postings/7792

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

Director of Workforce Development,  Robert C. Byrd Institute for Advanced Flexible Manufacturing

03/22/2016

Position Type: Full-time exempt position.

Job Description: The Director of Workforce Development will be responsible for development, coordination, customization and performance of technical workforce development and training efforts to meet regional industry needs. Other areas of responsibility include establishing and managing partner and collaborative efforts to enhance workforce development programming, grant writing, and program operations, delivery, and outcomes for the purpose of improving quality service and cost effectiveness.

Required Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree is required. Three years professional level experience in the field of education/training is required. One year of this experience must include supervision of staff. Must have the ability to develop partnerships with business and design programs to meet business needs. Excellent written communication and computer skills required. Travel is required.

Preferred Qualifications: Previous experience working with Dislocated Workers, other WIA programs, other training programs strongly preferred. Previous experience working with Community and Technical Colleges and/or Universities preferred.

Position will be located in the Huntington RCBI Center; however, frequent travel throughout the region will be required.

Salary: Commensurate with education and experience.

Background Check Required: Yes

Application Procedure: To apply, log in at: https://marshall.peopleadmin.com/postings/5396

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

1/27/2012

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