As part of Utah’s initiative to develop robust industry sectors within advanced manufacturing, the Manager, Advanced Manufacturing, will actively participate in and lead Salt Lake Community College’s Workforce & Economic Development Division in the growth of not-for-credit manufacturing programs, including: composites, injection molding technician training, electrical, aerospace assembly training, machining and CNC training, and an AAS in Advanced Manufacturing, Apprenticeship program for the institution. With a particular focus on employer partnerships, the incumbent will develop additional training programs as needs emerge in the industry. In partnership with appropriate areas of the College and business/industry partners, coordinate and actively participate in development, delivery, and evaluation of not-for-credit training related to workforce needs in the advanced manufacturing industry; coordinate and oversee the maintenance of the institution’s not-for-credit manufacturing facilities at the Westpointe Campus; collaborate with the Workforce Marketing team and other stakeholders internally and externally to market the programs to business, industry, and community partners; assist in coordination and delivery of workshops targeted to underemployed and underserved populations interested in career opportunities in advanced manufacturing, and assist with the development and delivery of College-funded and externally-funded training programs. The Manager is responsible for multiple budgets and for the attainment of revenue goals.
Essential Responsibilities and Duties
Maintain and redevelop as necessary advanced manufacturing not-for-credit and credit programs, including: composites, electrical, metals, CNC, and injection molding and the credit-based apprenticeship AAS in Advanced Manufacturing at SLCC, following departmental practices and College processes for development and review. Oversee instruction to ensure delivery is consistent with adult learning best practices. Monitor industry trends and anticipate changes, then act quickly to adjust curriculum to keep programs – and consequently talent pipeline – current on best practices, technology and requirements. Under minimal supervision of the Asst. VP and in collaboration with Course & Program Development Asst Director, recommend, develop and implement new curriculum within the advanced manufacturing realm as appropriate to keep the College responsive to emerging needs in the state.
Develop/Implement/Evaluate training content (basic to advanced, instructional delivery and training).
Facilitate and deliver all levels of training to business/industry, as well as individual adult learners.
Not-for-credit/credit pathway competency development and articulation.
Recruit and Manage Instructors
In compliance with all applicable College guidelines and protocols, hire highly qualified training instructors. Maintain training center labs and classrooms. As necessary, assist students and graduates in securing employment in local industry. Instruct class as necessary.
Hold “Train the Trainer” instruction. Collaborate within the Workforce & Economic Development (WED) Division to establish specific training classes for industry partners and customize training as needed.
Planning and Budget: Self-support programming management including tracking of assigned program budgets; creation and tracking of sustainability plans for each program which include development and instruction timelines and program budgets.
Assist in developing plans and monitoring reports for federal/state funds allocation for projects.
Serve as business and industry liaison. Serve as primary staff support for Program Advisory Committees (PACs) for both assigned programs.
Secure ongoing donations of materials and equipment from local industry to support program, ensuring all applicable College protocols are followed for recognition, stewardship and inventory.
Enrollment and marketing:
In collaboration with the Workforce Marketing staff and WED personnel, coordinate marketing/recruitment effort for not-for-credit composites, injection molding, metals, CNC, Rail Tech, Apprenticeship, and other manufacturing training programs.
Act as an education outreach liaison to underemployed and underserved populations. Organize and/or support local Advanced Manufacturing Industry shows. Explore innovative strategies of engaging companies, community and both past and potential students.
Participate in professional development activities in order to maintain expertise in field. Convene as well as participate in inter-disciplinary collaborations within the College that serve industry.
Other duties as assigned.
Essential Responsibilities and Duties Continued
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in a related area, i.e.: business management, engineering, materials science, aerospace, aviation manufacturing technologies, industrial technologies, manufacturing, education, instructional design. Master’s Degree in a related area preferred.
Candidates should have a sound working knowledge of, or have worked in the field of, high performance composite materials, metals, CNC, electrical, and/or injection molding, in market sectors such as: aerospace, aviation technologies, higher education, manufacturing, medical device or engineering-related technologies. Education and experience to include:
1. Bachelor’s degree.
2. Minimum of three (3) to five (5) years progressive experience in an advanced manufacturing environment, including: Experience in technical operations in manufacturing, processing, or production in a composites, electrical, metals, CNC, or injection molding-related environment. Supervisory or management expertise in a manufacturing environment; Comprehensive understanding and/or experience in training development in a related industry or educational environment; Advanced oral, written, and public speaking skills. Demonstrated ability to build and coordinate teams representing various areas within an organization; Ability to build relationships with business, industry, and community partners; Advanced problem-solving, analytical, and critical thinking skills to foster innovation in program development.
Trade off 2:1 in experience/education requirement, including relevant military service.
American Composites Manufactures Association (ACMA) certified or ability to become certified within one year.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
Advanced oral, written, and public speaking skills.
Demonstrated ability to build and coordinate teams representing various areas within an organization.
Ability to build and maintain relationships with business, industry, and community partners.
Advanced problem-solving, analytical, and critical thinking skills to foster innovation in program development.
Demonstrated knowledge of successful training delivery in either a not-for-credit or credit bearing composites education program within a higher education or industry-related training environment.
Demonstrated knowledge of manufacturing processes in, aerospace, medical manufacturing, rail technology, or other manufacturing industry sectors. Working knowledge computer software programs including Microsoft Office.
Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of manufacturing skills, equipment needs, environmental control standards.
Ability to plan and manage complex budgets.
Ability to maintain and troubleshoot equipment in the instructional labs, including relevant software.
Ability to identify and refine manufacturing processes in order to lead validation of workforce training.
Knowledge of adult learning theories.
Ability to instruct adult learners in an applied setting.
Knowledge and understanding of federal/state grants management and protocol.
Ability to interact successfully with stakeholders from diverse backgrounds.
Ability to communicate effectively with a broad range of diverse people, ability, culture, ethnic background, to maintain good working relationships across the College.
Ability to work with all groups in a diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural and ethnic background of community college students, faculty and staff, including those with disabilities.
Non-Essential Responsibilities and Duties
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Full consideration will be given to applicants who apply on or before the priority review date indicated above.
Salt Lake Community College (SLCC) is fully committed to policies of equal employment and nondiscrimination. The College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability, religion, protected veteran status, expression of political or personal beliefs outside of the workplace, or any other status protected under applicable federal, state, or local law.
SLCC is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”).
This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check.