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Are you a self-starter who is passionate about manufacturing and looking for an opportunity to help small and mid-sized manufacturers improve their business? If so, read on!

About the Company

Since 1991, the Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center has assisted Michigan's small and medium-sized businesses to compete and grow. The Center offers personalized consulting services that enable Michigan manufacturers to operate smarter, compete and prosper. We develop more effective business leaders, drive product and process innovation, assist with navigating through governmental and industry regulations, promote company-wide operational excellence and foster creative strategies for business growth and greater profitability. We work tirelessly on behalf of Michigan manufacturers, finding the right solutions for every situation, every time.

About the Opportunity

The Instructor is responsible for partnering with small and mid-sized manufacturers to transfer knowledge and/or optimize manufacturing efficiency, reliability, and throughput of key technologies or processes (including Smart Manufacturing technologies, Industry 4.0, Quality, or Lean principles).  This Instructor may perform audits of current technologies at client sites and provide input on best-in-class future state opportunities.

The Instructor will engage with internal and external partners to identify supporting technologies, processes, tools, and training necessary for the adoption of new technologies by SMMs.  This Instructor will build partnerships to assist with outreach and service delivery.  In addition, this Instructor will meet annual goals; projects, revenue, events, partnerships, and others as assigned.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Identifies trends, industry drivers, and technology gaps across manufacturers in Michigan
  • Maintains awareness of the latest advances and developments in areas of expertise
  • Develops, designs, and instructs training classes for MMTC clients
  • Identifies high-probability market opportunities
  • Leads and supports projects by providing executive level and shop-floor level coaching, training, and facilitation for manufacturing and processing clients
  •  Provides sales support, develops innovative presentations, and provides leadership as required to win new business and build relationships
  • Assesses manufacturers' operations and formulates practical solutions to improve their operations.
  • Applies understanding of business strategies (such as strategic planning, lean manufacturing, quality, supply chain management, transactional continuous improvement, or inventory management) to support manufacturing clients

About You

  • Experience across a broad range of manufacturing technologies (such as Internet of Things, Advanced Sensors, Cloud, ERP/APS Systems, Automation, MES Hardware and Software, Bib Data, Analytics, Information Technology, Operations Technology, Cybersecurity, Digital Manufacturing, Additive Manufacturing, Robotics, PLC programming, Quality, etc.)
  • Experience building partnerships and excellent ability to interface with customers
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and conduct effective, subject-specific workshops and training sessions
  • Able to work well in a team environment with strong interpersonal skills
  • Ability to conduct plant floor lay-outs using design software and simulations
  • Experience in developing new service offerings
  • Capability of independently managing multiple service delivery projects
  • Experience with Smartsheets
  • Background in consulting practices
  • Passion and background for Industry/Manufacturing 4.0 a plus
  • Strong background in Total Productive Maintenance (TPM)
  • Strong project management skills
  • Proficient in software tools;  Visio, 3D CAD/CAM,  ERP systems
  • Understanding of financial statements/P&L
  • Strong computer skills, with experience with Microsoft Suite and cloud applications
  • Six Sigma Black Belt or Master Black Belt with experience leading Six Sigma projects in manufacturing and office environments is a plus

Remote Eligible

  • This position is eligible for remote work with a hybrid schedule.

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