University of Utah Senior Manufacturing Consultant in Salt Lake City, Utah


Open Date 10/18/2018

Requisition Number PRN18692B

Job Title Manufacturing Consultant

Working Title Senior Manufacturing Consultant

Job Grade G

FLSA Code Computer Employee

Patient Sensitive Job Code? No

Standard Hours per Week 40

Full Time or Part Time? Full Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule Summary

M-F 8am-5pm

VP Area Academic Affairs

Department 00068 - Mechanical Engineering

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range 60700 to 95000

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Job Summary

The University of Utah Manufacturing Extension Partnership (UUMEP) Center is the official representative of theMEPNational Network in Utah. TheMEPNational Network is a public-private partnership that delivers comprehensive, proven solutions to U.S. manufacturers, fueling growth and advancing manufacturing. In 2016, theMEPNational Network connected with 25,445 manufacturers, leading to $9.3 billion in sales, $1.4 billion in cost savings, $3.5 billion in new client investments, and helping to create and retain more than 86,602 U.S. manufacturing jobs.

TheUUMEPCenter focuses on helping small and mid-sized manufacturers generate business results and thrive in today’s technology-driven economy, by providing any Utah manufacturer with access to resources they need to succeed.


The Senior Manufacturing Consultant initiates and maintains relationships with manufacturers, assesses their challenges and opportunities, and sells UUMEP’s continuous improvement consulting and training solutions. Responsibilities include analyzing customer needs and identifying potentialUUMEPresources, leading sales calls and delivering sales presentations, coordinating sales efforts with UUMEP’s technical experts, building the sales pipeline, and networking to generate sales leads.

Senior Manufacturing Consultants provide direct consultation to manufacturers within their own area of expertise, prepare proposals deliver sales presentations, and manage project engagements. They also develop and manage third party resources, and participate on UUMEP’s service development and process improvement teams.

This job description is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to the job.

Work Environment and Level of Frequency typically required

Nearly Continuously: Office environment.

Physical Requirements and Level of Frequency that may be required

Nearly Continuously: Sitting, hearing, listening, talking.

Often: Repetitive hand motion (such as typing), walking.

Seldom: Bending, reaching overhead.

Minimum Qualifications

Require a bachelor’s degree and 4 years of experience or equivalency in the field or in a related area.

Applicants must demonstrate the potential ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the position description.


Minimum Requirements: Bachelor’s degree with emphasis on manufacturing, engineering, technology, and consulting and/or business management required. Master’s Degree preferred. Ten years or more of advanced experience in manufacturing sales, consultative sales and/or business-to-business sales preferred.

Particular consideration will be given to candidates with the proven ability to lead companies down a path of continuous improvement, with the demonstrated capacity to diagnose company needs and effectively communicate value to all levels of the company, from production personnel to top management. Must be able to manage multiple projects simultaneously.

Candidates should be sincerely interested in helping manufacturers implement new manufacturing techniques and processes. Must have strong work ethic, a passion for consultative selling, a great attitude, and ability to thrive in an autonomous, objective-driven environment. AnUUMEPSenior Manufacturing Consultant will need tact and diplomacy in interacting with manufacturers, professional associations, government stakeholder representatives, and other service providers.

Position requires travel to manufacturing facilities across the state. Driving is an essential function of the job. Applicants must be legally eligible to work in the U.S. Applicants must be capable of accessing manufacturing facilities which may not beADAaccessible.

Type Benefited Staff

Special Instructions Summary

Additional Information

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and is committed to diversity in its workforce. In compliance with applicable federal and state laws, University of Utah policy of equal employment opportunity prohibits discrimination on the basis of race or ethnicity, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, veteran’s status, status as a qualified person with a disability, or genetic information. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities, and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law.

To inquire about this posting, email: or call 801-581-2300. Reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to qualified individuals with disabilities. To request an accommodation or for further information about University AA/EO policies, please contact the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Cr., Rm 135, (801) 581-8365 (V/ TDD ), email: .

The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). To be eligible for retirement contributions, you must be hired into a benefit-eligible position. Certain new hires are automatically assigned to the URS retirement plan and other employees with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in the URS within 30 days of hire. Regardless of whether they are hired into a benefit-eligible position or not, individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS must notify the Benefits Department upon hire. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801)366-7770 or (800)695-4877 or the University’s Benefits Department at (801)581-7447 for information.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.