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Iowa State University Manufacturing Engineer Project Manager in Ames, Iowa

Position Information:

Position Title:Manufacturing Engineer Project Manager

Job Group:Professional & Scientific

Required Minimum Qualifications:Bachelor’s degree and 8 years of related experience

Preferred Qualifications:15 years of experience in a leadership position helping deliver industrial automation services to manufacturing businesses, Bachelor's degree in engineering, Experience assessing, developing and implementing change within manufacturing businesses, Experience developing and presenting curriculum, Experience developing automation specification requirements to support bid packages, Experience with implementing automation within continuous and discrete manufacturing business, Expertise in leading, influencing, and motivating diverse groups to meet objectives

Job Description:

The Manufacturing Engineer Project Manager is responsible for developing relationships with manufacturing leaders, assessing the current state of manufacturing operations, and assisting in developing and implementing detailed plans to provide significant improvements in productivity through process engineering and technology adoption.

The successful candidate will possess demonstrated excellence across a broad set of experiences in the manufacturing industry with a focus on automation. Critical skills include process engineering for continuous and/or discrete manufacturing businesses, relationship building, business and manufacturing acumen, excellent verbal and written communication skills; interpersonal skills; exceptional critical thinking, analytic and problem-solving skills; ability to deal with ambiguity; and strong time management skills. All staff members are expected to maintain the highest standards of integrity and ethical behavior.

Job Duties & Responsibilities

  • Provide Technical Assistance to Iowa Manufacturers in the Area of Specialty

  • Provide Expertise and Leadership in the Manufacturing Sector

  • Lead CIRAS Efforts in Area of Specialty

Level Guidelines• Expert-level position possessing advanced professional and/or technical skills working under limited or no supervision• Applies high-level professional knowledge and expertise to focus on ISU’s mission and meeting division, department or work unit goals• Solves complex issues using highly-developed problem resolution skills• Regularly provides recommendations regarding problems/issues outside the bounds of defined procedures and practices• Utilizes high-level professional knowledge and expertise to provide guidance, recommendations, and set standards related to strategy, policy, and mission• Leads projects of moderate to high scope and complexity with broad impact• May provide supervision to other department staff (i.e., leads a small work team)

Appointment Type:Regular with Term Appointment (Fixed Term)

Proposed End Date or Length of Term:June 30, 2023

Number of Months Employed Per Year:12 Month Work Period

Time Type:Full time

Pay Grade:PS811

Application Instructions:

To apply for this position, please click on “Apply” and complete the Employment Application. Please be prepared to enter or attach the following:1) Resume/Curriculum Vitae2) Letter of Application/Cover LetterIf you have questions regarding this application process, please email or call 515-294-4800 or Toll Free: 1-877-477-7485.

Original Posting Date: April 23, 2021

Posting Close Date:

Job Requisition Number:R4775

Iowa State University ( is classified as a Carnegie Foundation Doctoral/Research University-Extensive, a member of the Association of American Universities ( AAU ), and ranked by U.S. News and World Report as one of the top public universities in the nation. More than 30,000 students are enrolled and are served by over 6,200 faculty and staff.

Iowa State University is a global and culturally diverse university committed to providing an inclusive, equitable, and diverse environment for both learning and employment. We know that diversity in experience and perspective is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and building an inclusive academic community. At Iowa State, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituents. The university has an expectation that all employees will demonstrate a contribution to diversity and inclusion as embodied in Iowa State University’s Principles of Community ( .

All offers of employment, oral and written, are contingent upon the university’s verification of credentials and other information required by federal and state law, ISU policies/procedures, and may include the completion of a background check and/or a consumer credit check.

Iowa State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, marital status, disability, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against. Inquiries can be directed to the Office of Equal Opportunity, 3410 Beardshear Hall, 515 Morrill Road, 515 294-7612, email .

If you have questions about the application process please email or call 515-294-4800 or Toll-Free at 1-877-477-7485 . Iowa State University provides reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. Applicants with questions about access or requiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process should email or call (515) 294-4800 or Toll-Free: (877) 477-7485 . TTY users are welcome to use the Iowa Relay Service number by dialing 7-1-1 or (800) 735-2942 .

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