The West Virginia University Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources, Mining and Industrial Extension Department is seeking applications for the position of Industrial Extension Engineer (Manager of Continuous Improvement). This position will be responsible for contacting manufacturers to promote the services of the Industrial Extension Service and the department's center, the West Virginia Manufacturing Extension Partnership (WVMEP). The Industrial Extension Service/WVMEP is the recipient of a cooperative agreement affiliated with the NIST-MEP national network of organizations which provide services to small and medium manufacturers. Additional information regarding NIST-MEP may be found at http://www.nist.gov/mep.
Specific duties and responsibilities:
Engage existing and new manufacturers state wide to promote the services of the Industrial Extension Service and the department's center - the West Virginia Manufacturing Extension Partnership (WVMEP).
Identify opportunities and generate projects focusing on industrial engineering, continuous improvement, and lean management.
Support clients in conducting value stream map assessments, conducting time studies, identifying key performance indicators, facilitating kaizen events and 5S events, training on problem solving techniques, conducting failure mode effective analysis and promoting lean cultures.
Support clients in implementing preventive maintenance programs, developing standardized work programs utilizing lean and six sigma concepts, and training on continuous improvement methodologies.
Support the development of new products in continuous improvement and Industry 4.0 related service areas.
Maintain channels of communication with clients and the internal team to deliver proposals, projects, and follow up timely and efficiently.
Maintain current records of client firms, proposals, project status, and timesheets using a PC/Cloud-based customer relationship management system.
Participate in meetings, conferences and events for manufacturers.
Travel up to 50% may be required but limited to the state of WV.
West Virginia University, founded in 1867, has a long and rich history as a public, land grant institution. WVU encourages scholarship, offers high quality academic programs while serving the state of West Virginia and the nation. WVU is located in Morgantown, West Virginia, has been ranked as a #1 Small City in America, with divisional campuses in Charleston, Keyser, Martinsburg, and Montgomery. WVU is a Research University (Highest Research Activity) and ranks among the top 100 public universities in the nation, including a top 15 ranking in most affordable tuition for out-of-state students. WVU offers 184 degrees throughout the 15 colleges and schools within the university. Areas of specialty include STEM education, healthcare in Appalachia, shale gas utilization, radio astronomy, and forensics. There are more than 32,000 graduate and undergraduate students along with 190,000 alumni worldwide who are pioneering, passionate, innovative, tireless and caring.