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The Arkansas Science and Technnology Authority (ASTA) Assistant Director of Engineering is responsible for the day-to-day activities of Arkansas Manufacturing Solutions, a national Manufacturing

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Supervises and communicates with two Arkansas Manufacturing Solutions support staff in the central office to ensure support tasks are done. Manages and communicates with eight Arkansas Manufacturing Solutions project managers in the field regarding activities and projects. Communicates with Arkansas businesses that contact Arkansas Manufacturing Solutions regarding project and client management database. Oversees the daily operations and proper use of the Arkansas Manufacturing Solutions project and client management database. Implements, maintains, and ensures continuous improvement of Arkansas Manufacturing Solutions’ Management System. Ensures implementation of the operating plan, including development and maintenance of the monthly action plans. Reviews and reacts to reports regarding receipt of project income receivables. Gathers, analyzes, and reports Arkansas Manufacturing Solutions program performance measures, and other appropriate data to submit to the state and federal governments. Participates in strategic planning process to develop goals and objectives for Arkansas Manufacturing Solutions. Provides instruction and training to staff for its continual improvement to enhance Arkansas Manufacturing Solutions operations and service delivery to Arkansas businesses.

Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills:

Knowledge of quality management systems. Knowledge of state personnel requirements. Knowledge of state budgetary, human resources, and purchasing procedures. Knowledge and understanding of Arkansas industry. Knowledge of the Manufacturing Extension Partnership Source for Centers web site and National Institute of Standard and Technology Manufacturing Extension Partnership performance measures. Knowledge of statistical processes. Knowledge of state and federal requirements related to agreements. Knowledge of basic accounting principals and state requirements. Ability to develop processes and procedures. Ability to focus on continuous improvement. Ability to conduct effective staff meetings. Ability to assess the potential of projects. Ability to statistically analyze and interpret data and create appropriate reports.

Minimum Qualifications:

The formal education equivalent of a bachelor’s degree in a business or technical discipline or a related field, plus five years of experience, including two years in a supervisory capacity. Additional requirements determined by the agency for recruiting purposes require review and approval by the Office of Personnel Management. OTHER JOB RELATED EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE MAY BE SUBSTITUTED FOR ALL OR PART OF THESE BASIC REQUIREMENTS, EXCEPT FOR CERTIFICATION OR LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS, UPON APPROVAL OF THE QUALIFICATIONS REVIEW COMMITTEE.

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