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 RCBI AERO, an initiative to expand the aerospace industry through prototyping, business coaching, networking, and workforce training.

The full-time, exempt position is vital for the success and growth of RCBIAero.   RCBIAero is a federally funded proof of concept center providing prototyping, mentorship, new market development, marketing, training, and other services to manufacturers and entrepreneurs in or looking to enter the aerospace manufacturing industry.

Successful candidate will:

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

  • 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

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/9039

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

Quality and Environmental Management Systems Specialist

The Robert C. Byrd Institute for Advanced Flexible Manufacturing (RCBI), West Virginia’s Advanced Manufacturing Technology Center is accepting resumes for a Quality and Environmental Management Systems Specialist.

Duties:  The successful candidate will join a highly motivated, statewide team to provide training and consulting in quality and environmental management systems and continuous improvement, implement modern management practices, and perform other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications:  Bachelor’s Degree or Associate’s Degree with equivalent experience is required. Three years’ experience in developing and implementing management systems to meet industry-specific requirements is required. Knowledge of related practices such as lean manufacturing, Lean Six Sigma (Black Belt certification preferred), problem solving, continual improvement and team building is required.   Proficiency in flowcharting and statistical analysis software is required. The ability to job shadow, document processes and develop job instructions is required. Strong written and oral communications skills – as well as experience with group instruction – are essential. Ability to successfully recruit companies for quality management services and perform outreach visits to industry is essential. The successful candidate must have the ability to work as part of the statewide RCBI team. Candidate is required to be proficient in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Outlook, flowcharting and statistical analysis software as well as use of audiovisual equipment. A pre-employment background check is required. Overnight travel is required.

Preferred Qualifications: Extensive knowledge of manufacturing quality and environmental management systems based on ISO 9000, ISO 14000 and industry-specific standards; knowledge of OHSAS 18000 is a plus. Experience in metrology is a plus. Professional certifications are preferred.


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/8947


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

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.

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