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Manufacturing Specialist, Principal Overview

  • Work Type: Professional
  • Job Code: 75851
  • Pay Grade: P11
  • FLSA Status: Exempt
  • Career Level: Principal
  • Family: Finance & Business Operations
  • Function: Management Consulting


Responsible for establishing and developing relationships with manufacturers to determine company needs. Act as a contact for resource partners and work as a member of a multidisciplinary team designed to offer clients access to a wide range of valuable resources.  To provide technical and training assistance to Idaho’s small and medium manufacturers to help them improve their profits, products and services.

Level Scope

Recognized master in professional discipline with significant impact and influence on campus policy and program development. Establishes critical strategic and operational goals; develops and implements new products, processes, standards or operational plans to achieve strategies. Regularly leads projects of critical importance to the campus; these projects carry substantial consequences of success or failure. Requires significant influence and communication with executive leadership. Problems faced are frequently complex and multidimensional, requiring broad based consideration of variables that impact multiple areas of the organization.

Minimum Qualifications

Advanced Degree and 8 years of professional experience or equivalent relevant experience

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Strong attention to detail and ability to multitask
  • Client relationship management skills
  • Consultancy skills: interpersonal, negotiation
  • Effective communication skills: verbal and written; intermediate computer skills
  • Manufacturing or process engineer skills
  • Ability to negotiate and read others
  • Knowledge of implementing manufacturing E3 Operational Excellence (i.e., Economy, Energy, Environment) principles.

Essential Functions

Key Responsibilities

60% of Time the Manufacturing Specialist, Principal must:

  • Conduct product and process analysis for quality improvement, cost reduction and enhanced efficiency
  • Representing TechHelp and Boise State University in various public forums with the purpose of informing potential clients of service capabilities
  • Conducting and reporting formal company needs assessments
  • Preparing proposals to companies for projects responsive to their needs
  • Represent manufacturing or production on cross-functional terms
  • Develop and present metrics and trending reports on corrective actions as well as deviations
  • Develop and lead projects to aid in continuous improvement, reducing losses and increasing efficiencies
  • Provide clear, consistent and timely communication to key stakeholders
  • Report regularly on company contacts, projects, events, and project results and impacts
  • Visit small manufacturing company plants with the purpose of talking to decision makers and touring the plant to assess company needs

35% of Time the Manufacturing Specialist, Principal

Determined by department needs

5% of Time the Manufacturing Specialist, Principal

Perform other duties as assigned

Work Environment and Physical Demands

Some positions may involve frequent bending, moving, lifting, and carrying material weighing up to 50 pounds; some positions may involve moving, lifting, and carrying material weighing up to 70 pounds; standing up to eight hours each day; working in all weather conditions; exposure to high noise levels and require wearing hearing protection.

Travel Requirement

Regular travel statewide is required

Career Path

Additional training/education or equivalent experience, as well as business need, are required for movement into higher level jobs.


Incumbent must perform the essential duties and responsibilities with or without reasonable accommodation. The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work.  Final employment offers are  contingent upon a Final Candidate’s successful completion of a Background Verification, and a determination by the University that the information derived from the Background Verification does not disqualify the individual.  In addition, a Financial History Check and Motor Vehicle Record (MVR) Check may be required.