Project Manager - MEPOL - Baton Rouge (Part-Time) - LCTCS

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MEPOL is looking for individuals who desire meaningful work that directly impacts Louisiana’s manufacturing sector. This impact is intended to advance Louisiana’s prosperity, health and quality of life. Each year, MEPOL serves a number of manufacturing operations and businesses to drive outcomes that include significant sales increases, cost reductions, capital investments, and jobs created or saved.

This is an unclassified, temporary, part-time position reporting directly to the LCTCS- MEPOL Director. MEPOL is part of the national, non-profit Manufacturing Extension Partnership established by the U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). This is a grant funded position.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Develop, sell, manage and deliver high-value executive coaching and mentoring, fee-based training, and implementation services primarily focused on Louisiana manufacturers with applications for the general business community.
  • Deliver industry consulting services, and drive implementation engagements to achieve maximum business impact. Coach, mentor, and advise business leaders including owners, executives, plant managers, and other leaders on strategy, leadership, operations and productivity improvements.
  • Analyze the needs of a manufacturer or other business, determine the areas of improvement needed, develop a plan to address the areas of improvement, estimate the potential return on investment, present the proposed plan for services to business executives, and execute the agreed plan with the business customer.
  • Coordinate internal resources and third parties/vendors for the execution of projects to include delivered on time, within scope and within budget.
  • Successfully develop and manage the relationship with the business customer, third-party consultants, state agencies, community organizations and other stakeholders.
  • Create and maintain project documentation internally, electronically and through SalesForce CRM.
  • Manage business customer projects and ensure that all projects are delivered on time, within scope and within budget.
  • Provide support to the Project Director and Operations Director with communicating information about the quarterly project surveys to the business customers and ensure completion of these surveys by each business customer.
  • Maintain or earn credentials and professional development as is necessary to maintain and expand the services offered through MEPOL.

Qualification Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree required. Masters preferred, and/or 3+ years of direct manufacturing experience.
  • Experience in continuous improvement, quality, work flow optimization, operational efficiency, and growth services.
  • Working knowledge of Lean Manufacturing, Six Sigma, Quality Management Systems, a Sales Management tracking system, and social media tools.
  • Strong analytical abilities, written and communication skills.
  • Proven ability to effectively manage service support teams.
  • Consulting to manufacturing executives and classroom training
  • experience preferred.
  • Successful experience in business development and the ability to
  • sell professional services to business customers.
  • Ability to relate well with people of diverse backgrounds in a variety of
  • business and industrial organizations.
  • Capable of working effectively with both academic and business
  • community, private and governmental sectors, and institutions of higher
  • education.
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office software (Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint
  • and Word). Ability to learn to operate College-specific software and
  • applications.
  • Ability to work with continuous attention to detail in composing, typing and
  • proofreading material. Ability to establish priorities and meet deadlines while effectively managing time. Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment with a demonstrated ability to multi-task.


Compensation will be commensurate with education and work experience.

Additional Requirements:

  • Proof of Education
  • A valid Louisiana Driver’s License
  • Proof of motor vehicle insurance
  • In accordance with LCTCS Policy #6:036, a criminal history check will be conducted on all new hires. LCTCS participates in the federal E-Verify system for identification and employment eligibility purposes.
  • Application Instructions:
  • Applicants for this position should submit: 1) A cover letter
  • 2) A resume (to include date(s) of employment and date(s) educational degrees obtained).
  • 3) The names and contact information of three work-related references.
  • Application materials should be sent to:
  • Employment – Human Resources
    Louisiana Community and Technical College System 265 S. Foster Drive
    Baton Rouge, LA 70806
  • or via email to Applications will be accepted until position is filled.
  • For more information about the Louisiana Community and Technical College System, visit LCTCS is in partnership with Louisiana Economic Development FastStart and Louisiana Job Connection.
  • LCTCS is committed to diversity and is an equal opportunity/equal access employer.

Project Manager - MEPOL - Baton Rouge (Part-Time) - LCTCS

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