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Workforce Development Specialist (CNC/Automation Sales) in Vernon Hills, IL

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Base Salary: At least $80,000
Total Comp: $80,000 to $100,000
Industry: Manufacturing
Benefits: Full
Customers: Medium
Car Allowance: Yes
Sales Cycle: Long
Travel: Overnight/Large Territory
Location: Illinois:, Vernon Hills


Mitsubishi Electric Automation, Inc.

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Mitsubishi Electric Automation, Inc. ("MEAU") is committed to the employment and advancement of minorities, females, individuals with disabilities, and veterans. We are an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate in hiring or employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. If you'd like more information about your EEO rights as an applicant under the law, please click [please apply online] is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with physical and mental disabilities to the extent required by federal law and any state law where a particular employee works.. If you need assistance in filling out the employment application or require an accommodation while seeking employment, please e-mail [please apply online]. We will provide you with assistance in completing the application and make a determination on your request for reasonable accommodation on a case-by-case basis.

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Job Description
The main purpose for the Workforce Development Specialist (WDS) is to connect manufacturing, by virtue of Mitsubishi CNCs, Robots and PLCs, to existing and future customers in new and creative ways.

The Workforce Development Specialist will develop and coordinate all activities of Mitsubishi Electric Automation's Workforce Development Program - Automation Training & Credentialing, Student Engagement Summits, the Scholarship-Internship Program, and the Apprenticeship Program. Through by creating new partnerships and training centers with high schools, technical colleges, STEM organizations, and other outlets, the Workforce Development Specialist will establish a sustainable presence of Mitsubishi Electric CNCs, Robots, PLCs, and other Industrial Automation equipment throughout the United States. The WDS will exhibit and utilize demo equipment in order to expose future customers, students, partners, and non-traditional clients to the Mitsubishi Electric brand. Additionally, the WDS will support the robot integration activities of the Mechatronics section of TSS, and support the MEAU Level 1-3 Maintenance Certification Program. The WDS will participate in trade shows, exhibit in local and national school events and contests, and develop activities with GCAMP.

Position Duties and Responsibilities

  • Build foundation and support a comprehensive network of Workforce Development partners, Non-Profit Organization partners, MEAU Training Centers and other outlets throughout the United States.
  • Formulate and execute new training center agreements for technical schools and other partners. Travel extensively to set up new partnerships and at least one training center in each of the lower 48 states.
  • Design, schedule and coordinate career day and career night events with Golden Corridor Advanced Manufacturing Partnership (GCAMP). Events will take place at MEAU and at GCAMP specified locations.
  • Handle the day-to-day feedback and follow-ups to and from schools and Workforce Development Partners. Serve as the main point of contact for all Workforce Development Program Activities - Certification Program, Scholarship Program and Student Engagement Summits. Handle workforce related phone calls, emails, and other incoming correspondence.
  • Follow up with customers who have received single-class training. Offer and sell certifications to them.
  • Effectively utilize our automation demo equipment in order to expose Mitsubishi CNCs, Robots, and PLCs to the youth community, non-traditional customers and other outlets.
  • Post the scholarship program nationwide and handle all applications and feedback.
  • Support all IMTS Student Summit activities.
  • Work with the Industrial Automation Group and GCAMP to develop contests for students.
  • Conduct research and determine target industries and target schools for MEAU's integration of its Workforce Development Program.
  • Sell and supply Robot, CNC and PLC equipment to high schools, technical schools and non-profit organizations. Ensure that the equipment is integrated as an active part of school curriculums and lesson plans.
  • Develop and offer free and paid training to technical schools.
  • Support all outreach efforts to eliminate worker skills gaps and attract new customers to MEAU.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Travel Requirements

  • 60% travel throughout North America

Essential Education, Skills and Experience

  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Business or Engineering from a four year college or technical school
  • Minimum of two years of professional experience in workforce development, training, community outreach or public relations
  • Broad knowledge of CNC, Robot and other Automation equipment is required.
  • Experience collaborating with higher education institutions.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills with customers, colleagues and outside vendors is required.
  • Computer proficiency - knowledge of MS Office (Outlook, Word, PowerPoint)
  • Knowledge of how to create and maintain reports in Excel is required.
  • A dynamic, customer-focused individual is required.

Beneficial Education, Skills and Experience

  • Experience in generating revenue and increasing market share
  • Knowledge of Salesforce is a plus.
  • Manufacturing process knowledge and organizational skills are a plus.
  • Experience in building partnerships and coalitions is a plus.

Job Location
Vernon Hills, IL

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