The West Virginia University, Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources, Mining and Industrial Extension department seeks an individual 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).
Specific duties and responsibilities:
Contact manufacturers state wide 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.
Identify opportunities in client firms to apply appropriate technology, eliminate common production problems, address health and safety/industrial hygiene issues, develop and implement effective marketing strategies, and generally raise efficiency and minimize waste.
Perform technical assistance projects at manufacturing firms, in teams with other Industrial Extension and WVMEP personnel and individually in areas of the appointee's expertise.
Develop new services based on demonstrated client need.
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 to perform this job which can be from 1-3 nights per week. Much of the travel can be done as day travel only.
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.