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:

Program Manager, APPRENTICESHIP WORKS, Robert C. Byrd Institute 

Position Type:  Full-time, exempt position. 

Job Description

This position will provide national apprenticeship outreach to industrial clients; develop local, regional and national recruiting strategies and resources as well as develop new and creative apprenticeships with companies to meet their workforce needs. Provides professional guidance and consultation to organizations regarding the development, management, and operation of their apprenticeship programs. Services include identifying the skill set needed by employees to obtain the highest level of productivity while maintaining quality standards.Serve as the liaison among participating companies, partner organizations, Department of Labor Office of Apprenticeship, Local Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act agencies, community colleges, associations, and other stakeholders to attain annual registered apprenticeship levels established by APPRENTICESHIP WORKS as well as work to enhance the identity of APPRENTICESHIP WORKS and its mission of providing industry-focused technical assistance and customized training to manufacturers.  State, regional and national travel required to promote apprenticeship, attend conferences, and provide follow up guidance to participating companies.  Conduct Train the Trainer training at industry sites and through web meetings. Administer and facilitate apprentice’s progress in ToolingU.

Required Qualifications:

Work as an integral member of a team meeting both individual goals and team goals.  Associate degree required.  Apprenticeship experience may substitute for educational requirements.  Candidate must have the ability to travel, coordinate events, and make large and small group presentations. Candidate must be proficient in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access and Outlook, and the use of audiovisual equipment. 

Preferred Qualifications:

Apprenticeship, student recruiting/admissions or workforce development/human resource experience preferred. Bachelor’s degree preferred

Salary:  Commensurate with education and experience.

Background Check Required: Yes

Application ProcedureTo apply, log in at: https://marshall.peopleadmin.com/postings/13562

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

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/13495
Marshall University and the Marshall University Research Corporation are EEO/AA employers.

Quality 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 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. Problem solving, continual improvement and team building is required.  Strong written and oral communications skills – as well as experience with group instruction – are 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, environmental, and aerospace management systems based on industry-specific standards; knowledge of OHSAS 18000 is a plus. Experience in metrology is a plus. Professional certifications are preferred. Knowledge of related practices such as lean manufacturing, Lean Six Sigma (Black Belt certification) 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/12554

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