FuzeHub seeks Smart Manufacturing Lead, NY Manufacturing Extension Partnership

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Job Description

Title: Smart Manufacturing Lead, New York Manufacturing Extension Partnership
Reports to: Executive Director
Type: Part Time (0.5 FTE), 18 months


FuzeHub serves small to medium sized manufacturers by making connections and introductions to the appropriate resources and programs available to assist in their growth through a variety of programs and activities. In its role as the Statewide New York Manufacturing Extension Partnership Center, and under an agreement with California Manufacturing Technology Consulting under a grant from the National Institute of Standards and Technology, FuzeHub seeks to hire a part-time Smart Manufacturing Lead.

The Smart Manufacturing Lead will be based primarily at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy. This individual will serve as a liaison between small and mid-sized manufacturers in the Northeast United States and the Clean Energy Smart Manufacturing Innovation Institute, in which Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute serves as the Northeast Regional Manufacturing Center.

Job Accountability:

• Engage with internal and external partners to identify supporting and enabling technologies, processes, tools and training necessary for adoption of Smart Manufacturing by small and mid-sized manufacturers (SMMs)

• Develop, sell, pilot and deliver Smart Manufacturing consulting services that transfer Smart Manufacturing technologies to small and mid-sized manufacturers

• Build partnerships to assist with outreach and services delivery

• Meeting annual goals; projects, revenue, events, partnerships and others as assigned


• Serve as a New York MEP and CMTC resource partnering with the Clean Energy Smart Manufacturing Innovation Institute (CESMII)

• Identify trends, industry drivers, and technology gaps across manufacturers in the northeast

• Maintain awareness of the latest advances and developments in key Smart Manufacturing technologies, processes and enablers

• Assist in MEP Smart Manufacturing service development including ideation, research, feasibility, development, assessment, validation, deployment and transition. Work with CMTC, RPI, and FuzeHub to support the development of such capabilities in the MEP system

• Submit detailed progress reports

• Assist in developing and lead the Northeast dissemination of educational and training capabilities for skills development to support implementation of Smart Manufacturing technologies by SMMs

• Follow all company policies and procedures

Desired Education and Experience:

• Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Supply Chain, or Engineering. A Master’s degree in the appropriate discipline and a relevant experience is preferred

• Minimum 3 years’ experience across a broad range of Smart Manufacturing Technologies (such as; Internet of Things, Advanced Sensors, Cloud, ERP/APS Systems, Automation, MES Hardware and Software, Big Data, Analytics, Information Technology, Operations Technology, Cybersecurity, Digital Manufacturing, Additive Manufacturing, Etc.)

• Minimum 5 years’ experience in traditional manufacturing

• Working knowledge of Adaptive Enterprise, IT hardware and infrastructure, manufacturing automation systems, manufacturing control systems, integrated planning technologies, Internet of Things, and Industrial Internet

• Strong understanding of product development, product and manufacturing engineering, advanced manufacturing, supply chain management, and procurement

• Broad knowledge of business strategy, business development, marketing, solution selling

• Software technology and management consulting experience

• Ability to define and articulate strategies as well as the key objectives and tactics necessary to achieve them

• Demonstrated ability to conceptualize, articulate and pioneer initiatives

• Project leadership using program/project management skills to achieve on time project deliverables

• Ability to independently organize and prioritize multiple tasks to ensure timely completion

• Must be creative, self-motivated, and be able to effectively pioneer programs with minimal direct supervision

• Excellent verbal and written communications skills and presentation skills

• The ability to resolve issues while maintaining good working relationships with partners, clients and internal employees

• Proficient in Microsoft Excel, Word, and PowerPoint

• Experience building partnerships

• Familiar with technology transfer methodologies used by Universities, Labs and Manufacturing Institutes

• Familiar with technologies associated with Smart Manufacturing

• Experience in developing new service offerings

• Approximately 40% travel

To Apply:

Submit a cover letter and resume to [email protected]
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