Employment Opportunities

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

MAKER SPACE / STEM COORDINATOR

The Robert C. Byrd Institute (RCBI), West Virginia’s Advanced Manufacturing Technology Center, is accepting resumes for a Maker Space / STEM Coordinator. The full-time, exempt position will  be based at RCBI Huntington WV. RCBI’s maker space (the Maker Vault) provides the Huntington community with a space to experiment, develop, and learn through self-led projects and group workshops. We’re looking for a natural hands-on-teacher to be the Maker Space Coordinator.

The ideal Maker Space Coordinator will:

  1. Have a board understanding of techniques, software, tools and machinery used in a maker environment (3D printers, table top CNC routers, etc.)
  2. Possess patience and enthusiasm for sharing knowledge in formal and informal teaching environments
  3. Be entrepreneurially-minded and able to assist in developing small businesses
  4. Have exceptional communication and collaborative skills
  5. Have the ability to learn new techniques quickly Responsibilities include:

For the Maker Vault:

  1. Recruit makers to Maker Vault and to attend activities
  2. Oversee safety and equipment orientation procedures
  3. Maintain schedule for Maker Vault hours of operation
  4. Coordinate reservations for equipment usage
  5. Provide general equipment maintenance
  6. Enforce code of conduct
  7. Stock/purchase supplies
  8. Develop and support workshops and interest groups (i.e. Raspberry Pi group)
  9. Coordinate monthly Maker Vault contests
  10. Establish working relationships with students and faculty at Marshall University, local schools, clubs and civic groups

Maker Festival:

  1. Recruit/Register exhibitors and attendees
  2. Assist in marketing
  3. Help secure partners and sponsors

STEM Camps and After School Activities:

  1. Serve as camp director
  2. Staff camp (with RCBI staff and outside assistance)
  3. Create agenda and curriculum
  4. Schedule outside presenters and tours

Preferred Qualifications: Knowledge of Lego robotics is a plus. A Bachelor’s Degree is preferred.
Required Qualifications:  Work will be required evenings and weekends.
Minimum education is an Associates Degree in technical, engineering, science, studio art, or equivalent.
Salary:  Commensurate with education and experience.

Application Procedure:  To apply, log in at: https://marshall.peopleadmin.com/postings/8610

TEN50 Accelerator Director at the Robert C. Byrd Institute

TEN50 is a business accelerator that supports early-stage and growth driven technology companies through RCBI and Marshall University.  TEN50 provides a 3 month extensive mentor network, educational sessions with experienced leaders, access to investors, and a rich entrepreneurial work environment to launch new business startups. TEN50 is a member of the Global Accelerator Network (GAN).

Accelerator Director Position:

The Accelerator Director is a senior-level position responsible for managing all aspects of the TEN50 business accelerator.

General Accelerator Management:

  • Manage the implementation and execution of TEN50’s programming schedule, which will include: consultant trainings, pitch sessions, board and Alumni meetings, etc.
  • Provide strategy consulting to startups in areas such as business model, client acquisition, overall strategy, financing, fundraising, market research, operations, contract negotiations, etc.
  • Manage Accelerator Consultant Volunteers who work with startups.
  • Identify and secure financing sources for the TEN50 accelerator and its participating startups through grants, private investment, donations and other resources.
  • Establish working relationships with Marshall University faculty and students, community leaders, and civic organizations to advance the mission of TEN50.
  • Actively engage with GAN by participating in conference calls, reviewing and promoting perks and other resources to startups, leveraging their network for better exposure for our startups and attracting startups to TEN50, and reporting our successes.

Required Qualifications:

  • Entrepreneurial drive and experience.
  • Ability to quickly ‘get up the curve’ on various business models and industries, and provide ‘value-added’ advice to the full range of Startups.
  • Ability to cultivate, build, and maintain strong working relationships with individuals from diverse backgrounds and perspectives.
  • Strong leadership and project management skills (goal-setting, organization, and implementation)
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent quantitative and analytical skills
  • Bachelor’s Degree required

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Understanding of Growth Wheel is a plus

Salary:  Commensurate with education and experience.

Application Procedure:  To apply, log in at:  https://marshall.peopleadmin.com/postings/8450

Administrative Assistant for Appalachian Hatchery at the Robert C. Byrd Institute

The Robert C. Byrd Institute (RCBI), West Virginia’s Advanced Manufacturing Technology Center, is accepting resumes for an Administrative Assistant for Appalachian Hatchery, an initiative to encourage business retention and expansion by delivering local assistance to manufacturers and new training opportunities in communities across southern West Virginia.

The full-time, exempt position – based at RCBI Huntington WV – will provide administrative support for the grant with the collection of grant development activities including data collection, compilation and analysis.  Must have good written and oral communication skills; ability to use computer software packages. 

 Successful candidate will:

  • Provide assistance in coordination of special events
  • Provide assistance with travel reservations and reimbursements
  • Provide grant and administrative assistance to the Manager of Appalachian Hatchery, Finance Office and Grant Writer.
  • Provide backup assistance to the Front Desk and assist in maintaining appearance of office
  • Other duties as assigned

   Required Qualifications

  • Additional training beyond high school typically in a business, technical or vocational program
  • Three years administrative assistant-type experience
  • Computer skills in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, Power Point
  • Must have the ability to multi-task

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Computer skills in database system
  • Experience working with federal or state grants

Salary:  Commensurate with education and experience.

Application Procedure:  To apply, log in at: https://marshall.peopleadmin.com/postings/8528

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

Business Outreach Specialist for Appalachian Hatchery at the Robert C. Byrd Institute

The Robert C. Byrd Institute (RCBI), West Virginia’s Advanced Manufacturing Technology Center, is accepting resumes for a Business Outreach Specialist for Appalachian Hatchery, an initiative to encourage business retention and expansion by delivering local assistance to manufacturers and new training opportunities in communities across southern West Virginia focused on McDowell, Mercer, Summers, Wyoming and Monroe counties.

The full-time, exempt position – based in the targeted counties – will provide retooling, new market development, marketing, prototyping, training and other services to manufacturers and other companies in West Virginia’s 20 southernmost counties impacted by the decline of the coal industry. The Specialist will support new entrepreneurial development and business formations to encourage a robust business to business (B2B) network for supply chain participants and other manufacturers so they expand their market opportunities.

Successful candidate will:

Work one-on-one with clients assisting them with retooling, accessing new markets and export opportunities, and in seeking early-stage funding opportunities

  • Recruit clients for membership in RCBI’s 21ST Century Manufacturing Network, an electronic database of companies for supply chain participation in a global market
  • Recruit and schedule workforce development training for individuals and manufacturers
  • Enhance entrepreneurial activity by connecting clients to RCBI’s prototyping and shared manufacturing equipment capabilities
  • Refer clients to partners and service providers
  • Build and maintain professional relationships with businesses across West Virginia
  • Collaborate closely with Appalachian Hatchery partners

Required Qualifications:

  • Three (3) years’ experience in community and/or business development
  • Travel across the region

Preferred Qualifications:

Preference given to candidates with a college degree in business or a related field as well as to those with manufacturing, business and/or entrepreneurial experience.

Salary: Commensurate with education and experience.

Application Procedure: To apply, log in at: https://marshall.peopleadmin.com/postings/8411

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

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.

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