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Remanufacturing Technical Program Manager


12 days ago | Rochester, New York, United States | Rochester Institute of Technology

Remanufacturing Technical Program Manager

12 days ago | Rochester, New York, United States | Rochester Institute of Technology

Rochester Institute of Technology

Opening date:January 14

Closing date: February 11 2022


Type:Full Time

Seniority levelMid-Senior

Job description

As a core member of the GIS dedicated research team, this position will lead and expand the remanufacturing research program at GIS. The Remanufacturing TPM will provide deep industry experience and technology know-how to conduct applied research and to help remanufacturing companies improve their competitiveness and profitability. The person in this position will leverage first-hand knowledge of remanufacturing, including engineering, manufacturing, and business processes, and will lead outreach and project development activities with remanufacturing companies. This position will also actively lead technology development teams working on applied research projects in design for remanufacturing, cleaning, repair, and condition assessment (among other reman product and process improvements).

Major responsibilities:

  • Develop, lead, and execute business plan for remanufacturing research activities. This includes but is not limited to: developing business plan and projects for remanufacturing testbed, conducting outreach/business development and collaborating with GIS’ marketing team to attract companies to the program, leading assessment of companies’ remanufacturing processes.
  • Build relationships with industrial customers and funding agencies
  • Lead the preparation of project proposals and project execution for remanufacturing technology development
  • Develop personal and organizational expertise in technical areas of remanufacturing; present and publish technical results of research and coordinate development and delivery of short course training programs
  • Lead technical teams of researchers and students in development of new remanufacturing technologies and capabilities

Special skills required:

  • Hands-on industrial experience in a remanufacturing environment, either in product design or process development
  • Strong technical capability in degree area
  • Experience leading teams
  • Strong motivation to advance the state of the art in remanufacturing.
  • Experience in a research/development role with a wide variety of products and remanufacturing processes
  • Good understanding of remanufacturing financial and business models
  • Evidence of leadership in project management. Skill in project scoping, managing project resources, and developing relationships with partners. Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously
  • Experience interacting with customers
  • Strong communication and writing skills
  • Strong problem solving and strategic thinking skills
  • Self-starter with ideas to bring to the GIS team
  • Interest and ability in working collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals. Comfortable soliciting input, valuing others’ ideas and expertise
  • Comfortable working both independently and cooperatively with other team members and project partners

Preferred experience/skills:

  • Experience in writing proposals (internal corporate and/or state, federal, etc.)
  • Experience in design, testing and/or remanufacturing of electrical components
  • Hands on experience with cleaning processes
  • Experience in product and process quality management

Department/College Description

Rochester Institute of Technology is a diverse and collaborative community of engaged, socially conscious, and intellectually curious minds. Through creativity and innovation, and an intentional blending of technology, the arts and design, we provide exceptional individuals with a wide range of academic opportunities, including a leading research program and an internationally recognized education for deaf and hard-of-hearing students. We are dedicated to building a diverse community, one where employees feel a sense of belonging, and are valued for their contributions and the perspectives they bring.

As a member of the RIT community, you'll receive a comprehensive employee benefits package that offers multiple options and access to additional employment advantages. You can tailor your benefit elections to meet your needs (affordable medical/dental/vision benefits; paid vacation/sick time/retirement saving plan with exceptional employer match; and tuition assistance for you and your family, to name a few).

The Golisano Institute for Sustainability (GIS) is a leading sustainability research and education organization at Rochester Institute of Technology. GIS is made up of a diverse set of academic programs and applied research centers focused on the optimization of industrial systems to maximize material and energy efficiency while minimizing adverse environmental impacts. We work with partners in all areas of industry, government, and business to put technology and innovation to work for a sustainable future. The diverse perspectives we bring to a project or problem reflect our broad expertise across industries and the many partnerships we’ve formed with forward-thinking corporations, government agencies, and research organizations over the last 30 years.

Our six industry-facing applied research centers focus on sustainable manufacturing, energy, transportation, and buildings. They work to develop advanced technologies, sustainable industrial processes and practices, and data-informed policy recommendations. Each year, about 100+ companies, governments, and other organizations engage GIS’s research centers on a variety of projects to solve technical problems, innovate products or processes, research manufacturing technologies, reduce their environmental footprint, or commercialize a new technology. Research center projects are led by full-time professional staff with significant industry experience and access to nearly 90,000 square feet of infrastructure including state- of-the-art labs and testbeds.

Required Minimum Qualifications

The successful candidate will have a Bachelors degree in mechanical, electrical, or industrial engineering. An additional advanced degree in engineering or business (MS, MBA) is strongly preferred.

A minimum of 10 years of related work experience is required, with at least 3-5 years working on a remanufacturing product design or remanufacturing process development.

Required Minimum Education Level


Wage Band


Employment Category


Required Application Documents

Cover Letter, Curriculum Vitae or Resume

How To Apply

In order to be considered for this position, you must apply for it at: Click the link for search openings and in the keyword search field, enter the title of the position or the BR number.

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