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Position: Sr. Field Engineer - MEP

Grade Department Position type: Position Number
47 3GA – Department not found Full-time S00097

Position Summary:
Under the direction of the Executive Director of the Utah Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP), identifies and establishes contacts and builds relationships with small manufacturing firms in specific, assigned service areas of the state.

Essential Functions, Major Duties, and/or Accountabilities:
  • Monitors the local manufacturing community. 
  • Establishes working relationships with other state, federal and local business service providers; consults with local manufacturers regarding identification of needs and potential solutions.
  • Writes and presents proposals to companies
  • Provides short-term technical assistance to manufacturers covering such items as plant layout, product processes, material improvements, environmental and other technical regulatory matter, equipment and software. 
  • Refers companies to resources such as Technology Development Centers, UBRN partners, or private consultants.
  • Tracks clients activities utilizing specialized software as well as evaluates work performed using Quick View and Performance Benchmark programs. Collects and assesses information on work completed and its impact on companies, drafts final reports for companies/MEP.
  • Attends and reports at monthly Field Engineering/Project Engineering meetings.
  • Analyzes complex work environments to define important problems; apply a higher level of expertise in several engineering management areas; and, provide higher levels of consulting abilities.
  • Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.

Supervisory Responsibilities:
  • N/A

Special Requirements of the Position:
  • N/A


Graduation from an accredited college or university with a master's in Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, or a closely related field and six years of experience in a manufacturing environment; a bachelor's as described and eight years of experience as described.

  • Knowledge of a broad range of relevant manufacturing technologies.
  • Ability to provide short-term technical assistance in areas such as plant layout, product processes, environmental, and other technical regulatory matters, equipment, and software.
  • Ability to market programs and services of MEP and its resources.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with federal, state, and local agencies and business service providers.
  • Ability to analyzes data,  problem solve and decision making.
  • Skill in identifying needs and solving problems in a wide variety of small manufacturing environments.
  • Ability to communicate effectively to a wide variety of individuals.
  • Skill in computers and computer applications, including Quick View and Performance Benchmark programs.

This position description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive list of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to the position.
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